Navigation Engineer - Senior

Blue Origin   •  

Kent, WA

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


5 - 7 years

Posted 195 days ago

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As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will beresponsible for creating navigation and attitude determination designs for various spaceflight systems. You willshare in the team’s impact on all aspects of system design, simulation development, performance analysis, algorithmn design, hardware design, component integration and test. You should be comfortable working in a fast-paced and often uncertain environment, contributing to innovative solutions, while demonstrating personal leadership, technical competence, and attention to detail. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight. 


  • Support configuration design studies and develop prototype navigation system solutions
  • Develop navigation requirements with flow downs to subsystem levels and companion verification methods
  • Establish and build navigation software architectures and system components in MATLAB, Simulink and C
  • Support systems analysis with a cross-functional mindset to support system level architectural decisions
  • Perform analyses, including covariance and Monte Carlo simulations, to satisfy top-level system specifications and requirements
  • Assist in developing verification and validation procedures to ensure software products will perform as specified to meet system and subsystem requirements
  • Support the development and execution of component-level navigation test programs, including integrated on-vehicle testing
  • Support hardware-in-the-loop testing, on-vehicle functional testing, and flight testing
  • Identify opportunities for safety improvements and operational cost savings




  • B.S. in electrical, mechanical, or aerospace engineering with 5+ years of design experience
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge in designing, testing and flying aerospace navigation systems for rockets, missiles and/or aerodynamic reentry systems
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge in the development of navigation algorithms including mechanization, sensor compensation, state estimation, ground alignment and GPS measurement processing
  • Ability to develop system level requirements, decompose requirements to subsystems, perform trade studies, develop navigation analysis tools and perform analyses related to navigation for launch and space vehicles
  • Highly organized and capable of planning and guiding complex technical work
  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience with MATLAB and Simulink and associated autocoding practices
  • Able to identify problems, perform root cause analysis, and implement corrective actions
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder)



  • M.S. or Ph.D. in electrical, mechanical, or aerospace engineering
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with inertial sensors, GPS receivers, star trackers, LiDAR, radar, optical sensors, or image processing.
  • Continuously manage risk and be comfortable with lean software development techniques
  • Solid system engineering and configuration management skills