Guidance Navigation and Control Software Engineer III/IV with Security Clearance

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Employer
Kratos Defense and Security Solutions
Location
Arlington, Texas
Posted
Apr 01, 2024
Closes
Apr 22, 2024
Ref
2739095682
Discipline
Engineering, Software
Position Type
Engineer
Specialty
Autonomy
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Job Description GENERAL JOB SUMMARY: Come be part of a team working on the latest advancements in unmanned aircraft. Get to work on groundbreaking designs that will be the future of tactical aviation. Help implement the control laws and flight control systems for our next generations of unmanned tactical air systems and target drones. Utilize your experience in real time control systems software development to implement the flight control laws for our tactical air systems and target drones. Work in a fast-paced environment that rapidly develops and deploys state of the art unmanned aircraft to a diverse array of customers and applications. Be a part of the future of unmanned aviation. This position may consider remote candidates DOE , ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: The duties and responsibilities listedbelow apply to all levels of Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineers. Each successive level of Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineer builds on job functions listed for the previous level(s) of Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineer. Aircraft dynamics, subsystem modeling and simulation
Control system gain and filter design and stability margin evaluation
Evaluation of flight dynamics, flying qualities, and aircraft flight path performance
Perform non-linear control system robustness testing
Design and implement operator interfaces, autonomous logic algorithms, waypoint following, and path generation algorithms
Guidance algorithm development implementation, analysis and test
Navigation system design, implementation, analysis, and test
Derive subsystem requirements and specifications
Support subsystem implementation, testing and verification
Flight test planning, execution, and analysis
Support aircraft design at all phases of development
Wind tunnel test planning support
Support various hardware/software design, test, troubleshooting, and documentation activities
Analyses in support of requirements generation, verification, and validation
Prepare formal, controlled engineering documentation (i.e. drawings, specifications, test procedures, technical reports, etc.).
Prepare and presents design review material in support of technical interchange meetings with suppliers and external/internal customers.
Support customer training activities
Foreign and domestic travel to support flight test activities
Experience in implementing real time software utilizing C and C++. Guidance, Navigation, & Control Engineer III Performs complex engineering tasks as assigned by their manager.
Supports program planning of engineering activities through detailed scope definition.
May act as System Engineer to help communicate top level requirements to subsystems and determine proper verification and validation methods.
Reports progress on engineering efforts to technical leadership.
Provides direction and oversight, both technically and programmatically, to Guidance, Navigation, & Control Engineers.
Establishes and maintains best practices for design, analysis, and testing responsibilities held by the Guidance, Navigation, and Control group.
Mentors Level I-II Guidance, Navigation, & Control Engineers. Guidance, Navigation, & Control Engineer IV Provide oversight to the Guidance, Navigation, and Control group to help prioritize and delegate group work given the company's programmatic requirements.
Manages the engineering team's effort and time within the budget and schedule provided for the task.
Acts as key liaison for programs (both internal and external) on all matters having to do with aerodynamic design and performance, stability and control, propulsion, modeling and simulation, and verification.
Stays current on the "state-of-the-practice" through training and industry involvement/exposure, and mentors the Guidance, Navigation, and Control group with this knowledge.
Mentors Level I-III Guidance, Navigation, & Control Engineers. Other Job Functions Other duties may be assigned SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: No Experience and Skills KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Required Understanding of basic aircraft dynamic modes
Understanding of flight control logic and automation
Ability to create a runtime environment for autonomous functions
Knowledge of basic software development process
Demonstrated focus on customer satisfaction
Demonstrated strong communication skills
Must be able to work in a multidisciplinary team environment
Ability to travel as necessary to perform job duties
Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards
Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors
Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary
Ability to adhere to workplace rules
Ability to travel as necessary to perform job duties
Ability to effectively communicate professionally in writing or verbally with all levels of personnel
Demonstrated passion for customer satisfaction.
May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship) Preferred Skills : MATLAB and Simulink experience strongly preferred
Familiarity with C/C++ and Java software is strongly preferred
Familiarity with unmanned aircraft systems and operations is preferred
Understanding of autopilot flight control design is strongly preferred
Familiarity with unmanned aircraft systems and operations is preferred
Familiarity with software configuration management systems is preferred EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Each successive level of Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineer builds on the identified education and experience qualifications listed for the previous level(s) of Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineer. May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship) Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineer III Requires BS degree in Engineering (Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering preferred)
6 + years related experience in related engineering discipline
3+ years lead engineer experience in the aerospace industry. Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineer IV Requires BS degree in Engineering (MS Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering preferred)
11 + years related experience in related engineering discipline
6+ years lead engineer experience in the aerospace industry WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Office and or manufacturing environment
Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time
Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key phones)
Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
Frequent outside contact with customers and suppliers
May work extended hours or weekends TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: 10-25% May be required to support flight test activities, new business development, and customer maintenance occasionally Job Benefits Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance Coverage
Life/ADD & Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
401(k) Savings Plan
Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
Paid Time-Off (PTO)
Holidays
Education Reimbursement Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance Coverage
Life/ADD & Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
401(k) Savings Plan
Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
Paid Time-Off (PTO)
Holidays
Education Reimbursement