Staff GNC Engineer

L3 Communications   •  

Plano, TX

Industry: Telecommunications


15+ years

Posted 182 days ago

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Job Summary: This position provides advanced concept development, design, implementation, test, and evaluation of AS&T.   Major Responsibilities/Activities Statements:

  • Development of outer-loop control algorithms utilizing feedback from a variety of sensors for tracking, precision guidance, and ISR mission support
  • Development of inner-loop control algorithms for vehicle stability and performance
  • Development of navigation solutions using GPS and/or alternate-sensor aiding
  • Development of high-fidelity 6DOF math models to simulate/recreate dynamic behavior of airborne flight systems and their sub-components
  • Technology planning and system-level trade studies providing requirements and performance specification
  • Mentoring engineers by demonstrating excellent interpersonal, communication, and documentation skills
  • The position can include time in office, lab, and infrequent flight test environments depending on program/task.



Job Requirements: Required Experience:

  • Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering degree with an emphasis on Control Theory (advanced degreepreferred)
  • 15+ years of experience in airborne flight control systems or related field
  • 15+ years of experience using integrated sensor systems for guidance and/or navigation

Required Skills:

  • Fluency in Matlab/Simulink for development and analysis
  • Working knowledge in C/C++ programming
  • Extensive knowledge in control system design (classical and modern) including application to high-speed, unstable-airframe aerodynamics
  • Extensive knowledge in practices/standards/sensitivities for precision sensor pointing, stabilization, fusion, tracking, and feedback control
  • Extensive knowledge of Navigation algorithm/solutions including integration of GPS and alternate-sensor hardware aiding
  • Experience with modeling and control of power plant/propulsion systems
  • Excellent root-cause analysis and debugging skills from live and/or simulated flight data
  • Excellent people skills, with experience leading and collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team environment.
  • Willingness to be (or become) a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for functional area topics
  • Willingness and desire to train less experienced GNC engineers via mentoring and/or technically focused training sessions
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, & presentation)

Other Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship and active Secret clearance required
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SSBI is mandatory

  Educational Requirements:                            Physical Requirements:                         

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering
  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
  • Support Field Testing