Senior Engineer - Guidance, Navigation & Control (GN&C) with Security Clearance

Employer
BAE Systems
Location
Boulder, Colorado
Posted
Apr 11, 2024
Closes
Apr 27, 2024
Ref
2746254841
Discipline
Engineering
Position Type
Engineer
Specialty
Other
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Job Description US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED

This position is for an engineer who can work effectively in a team environment to develop a space vehicle guidance, navigation, & control system or precision pointed payload from design through execution. The position will report to the program lead and the Space Vehicle SEIT Department's GN&C Engineering Manager. The Engineering, Science and Analysis (ESA) Strategic Capabilities Unit comprises the technical talent and organizational leadership that enables the successful delivery of high-impact discriminating technologies for our customers' missions. Our collaborative, cross-functional teams are committed to innovation, integrity, continual learning and strong execution. What You'll Do: Perform Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) and Pointing Line of Sight (LOS) Engineering tasks throughout the lifecycle of programs or Research & Development (R&D) projects.
Understand and refine requirements for: attitude knowledge and pointing, agility, line-of-sight stability, orbit position knowledge, delta-v accuracy, and payload sun avoidance.
Provide analyses in the form of released documents: attitude knowledge and pointing budget, orbit determination and trajectory budget, agility analysis, maneuver settling, component selection & placement, emergency mode, dynamics & control system stability.
Understand GN&C components' interfaces.
Support program gates such as the preliminary design review and critical design review.
Provide inputs to estimate GN&C team labor.
Support the development, test and evaluation of hardware, software, support equipment and systems as required for GN&C and LOS pointing.
Support programs from new business to flight including proposal support, concept development with trades; design of GN&C; procurement; integration & test (I&T) of the GN&C; and on-orbit technical support for GN&C and LOS pointing.
Clearly and thoroughly document the GN&C approach in Systems Engineering Reports, including detailed description of technical designs and applicable company philosophy.
Prepare and give presentations to peers, management, and customers.
Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
Perform other duties as necessary. On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site three or more days each normally scheduled week in the primary work location. Travel and local commute between company campuses and other possible non-company locations may be required. Working Conditions: Work is performed in an office, laboratory, production floor, or cleanroom, outdoors or remote research environment.
May occasionally work in production work centers where use of protective equipment and gear is required.
May access other facilities in various weather conditions. Required Education, Experience, & Skills BS degree or higher in Engineering or a related technical field is required plus 8 or more years related experience.
Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master's Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
Experience in Guidance, Navigation, Control (GNC), Attitude Determination & Control Subsystem (ADCS), Dynamics & Control Systems, or related space vehicle systems is required.
Experience with Microsoft Office products
Advanced computer application skills, such as MATLAB, Simulink, Python, C, C++, STK, and other analytical tools.
A technical foundation with a desire to learn and grow.
Flexibility to manage differing technical opinions, evolving customer needs, challenging budgets and schedules, and limited resources.
Effective in both small team and large program work environments with broad responsibilities and minimal oversight.
A desire to learn and ask questions - our culture fosters intellectual curiosity in a highly collaborative environment.
Superb writing and presentation skills.
Goal oriented with excellent organizational skills, a team mindset, and capable of coming up to speed quickly on assigned programs.
A security clearance or access with Polygraph is not required to be eligible for this position. However, the applicant must be willing and eligible for submission, depending on program requirements, after an offer is accepted and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance/access. Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills Experience with simulator/hardware test development and execution, as well as mission operations. Pay Information
Full-Time Salary Range: $137500 - $173500 Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience. Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics. About BAE Systems Space & Mission Systems BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.
Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Space & Mission Systems is a leading provider of national defense and civil space applications, advanced remote sensing, scientific and tactical systems for the U.S. Intelligence, Department of Defense and scientific communities. We continually pioneer ways to innovate spacecraft, mission payloads, optical systems, and other defense and civil capabilities. Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, we continually discover ways to enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most.