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Attitude Control Responsible Engineer , Space Mobility - Advanced Development Programs R16740

Location: Seattle
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Locations:Seattle, WADenver, COWe are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origin's vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth!This position reports to the Flight Sciences Section in Blue Origin's Advanced Development Programs business unit.As part of a diverse and hardworking team of guidance navigation, and control (GN&C) engineers, you will lead the development of the attitude control systems for a suite of advanced spacecraft in our Space Mobility portfolio. These versatile spacecraft will serve a wide variety of customers and missions. We are developing these spacecraft in a hardware-rich prototyping environment with rapid design/build iteration, and ready for operation in just three years. You will experience the full lifecycle from formulation to flight in a short time, while achieving historic milestones.You will be responsible for end to end development and delivery of the spacecraft attitude control software. You will define the control architecture, control system interfaces, and control system performance. You will support simulation and hardware engineers in various control system verification and validation activities. You will work with a talented team of GN&C engineers towards development of an integrated and efficient GN&C architecture and support integration and test of GN&C flight software.You will enjoy a fast-paced dynamic environment, contributing 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 reliable spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of spacecraft attitude control algorithms and software that use both momentum devices and reaction control systems
  • Lead the development of attitude guidance methods for optimal slew maneuvers
  • Direct stability and performance assessments of the spacecraft control system including development of linear and non-linear models
  • Support the development of fault management and recovery techniques by recommending and implementing appropriate control system behavior
  • Perform analyses, including Monte-Carlo simulations to validate top-level system specifications and requirements
  • Lead development of verification and validation procedures to ensure relevant software products will perform as specified to meet system and subsystem requirements
  • Support hardware-in-the-loop testing, on-vehicle functional testing, and flight testingQualifications:
    • 5+ years of demonstrated experience in developing control system algorithms and software for complex linear and nonlinear systems including the development of models suitable for control system design
    • Demonstrated experience in designing, testing and flying spacecraft control systems
    • Strong fundamentals in classical and modern control design techniques
    • Experience in development of momentum based (reaction wheel, control moment gyroscopes, etc.) control systems
    • Ability to develop system level requirements, decompose requirements to subsystems, perform trade studies, develop analysis tools and perform analyses to support control system requirements validation
    • Proficiency in Simulink and MATLAB, and Auto-code
    • Excellent problem solving skills, highly organized with excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and strengthen our culture of inclusion
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.Desired:
      • Advanced degree in aerospace, electrical, mechanical, or related engineering
      • Experience in state estimation techniques and applied optimal control
      • Experience in development or testing of momentum control actuators such as reaction wheels and control moment gyroscopes
      • Solid system engineering and configuration management skills
      • Hands-on experience with hardware-in-the-loop testing and test development
      • Ability to continuously manage risk and be comfortable with lean software development techniquesThe expected salary range for the position is displayed in accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Final agreed upon compensation is based upon individual qualifications and experience. Estimated hourly wage (Colorado only): $142K- $214KExport Control RegulationsApplicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.Equal Employment OpportunityBlue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information on "EEO Is the Law," please see here and here.Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Washington Fair Chance Act, Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws.Affirmative Action and Disability AccommodationApplicants wishing to receive information on Blue Origin's Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability and 401(k) with up to 5% company match.Paid Time Off: Provides up to 4 weeks per year, in addition to 14 holidays

Keywords: BLUE ORIGIN, Seattle , Attitude Control Responsible Engineer , Space Mobility - Advanced Development Programs R16740, Engineering , Seattle, Washington

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