Senior Guidance, Navigation & Controls Engineer

Verus Research is searching for a Senior Guidance, Navigation & Controls (GNC) Engineer to perform research and development, conception, and implementation of algorithms while ensuring security requirements are satisfied.

The Senior Guidance, Navigation & Controls Engineer will support simulation software development and system test, evaluation, verification, and validation within the constraints of software and hardware integration for autonomous, multi-satellite systems. This position will contribute significantly to a growing body of work at Verus Research related to autonomy applications for satellites.  This posting is for work in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The ideal candidate for the Senior Guidance, Navigation & Controls Engineer role will possess critical thinking skills, a deep domain understanding of space-centric command and control and space situational awareness, and real-world coding experience for space applications. Success in this demanding role will stem from:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • 4 years of professional modeling and simulation development experience related to orbital dynamics and flight dynamics and control
  • Master’s degree in aeronautical/astronautical engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, or a related field, or have a relevant bachelor’s degree and equivalent additional experience
  • Experience with high-level programming languages (Python, C/C++, MATLAB)
  • Familiarity with estimation and control theory, probability and statistics, and coordinate transformations
  • Demonstrated ability to lead technical efforts pertaining to GNC
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
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