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Principal, Guidance, Navigation, and Controls (GNC) Engineer

Company: Relativity Space, Inc.
Location: Seattle
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Company Overview:
Relativity is the first and only company to automate aerospace manufacturing by integrating intelligent robotics, software, and proprietary metal 3D printing technology. Disrupting 60 years of aerospace, Relativity offers a radically simplified supply chain, building a rocket with 100x fewer parts in less than 60 days. Our long-termgoalis to upgrade humanity's industrial base on Earth and on Mars.
We are seeking a highly talented GNC Engineer to join a rapidly growing space startup. This position will provide outstanding technical contribution to the development of the Terran 1 vehicle guidance, navigation and control. A high degree of autonomy and leadership is required.
What you'll do:
You will work closely with a multidisciplinary vehicle engineering team to develop control and guidance solutions, assess the impact of designs on vehicle controllability and performance, work with the flight software team to implement control algorithms and navigation solutions into Terran 1, and make recommendations for changing vehicle configuration to meet controllability and performance goals. Additionally, you will support ground and flight tests for Terran 1 and Terran R launch vehicles.
What you need to know:
In order to be successful in this role, you should be someone who thrives in ambiguity and is able to lead their own projects into completion. Ideally, you are someone who has come from a fast paced, aerospace environment, having completed difficult projects while collaborating effectively with other key groups.

  • An undergraduate or graduate degree (BS/MS/PhD) in engineering
  • 12+ years of experience working on GNC solutions in aerospace
  • Specialization in flight controls, navigation, or guidance for launch vehicles or satellites
  • Ability to work in a fast paced and intense startup environment
  • Ability to complete projects with ownership of end-to-end solutions with a high degree of independence.

    Nice to haves but not required - if you do not meet all of these criteria, you should still apply:

    • Prior work in a technical leadership role for a launch vehicle or satellite development effort
    • Experience developing flight code
    • Prior work in a startup or agile development environment
    • Experience working with onboard IMU/GPS and developing Navigation solution

      Relativity Space offers competitive salary and equity, a generous vacation policy, an annualLearning & Development stipend and more!
      We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: Relativity Space, Inc., Seattle , Principal, Guidance, Navigation, and Controls (GNC) Engineer, Engineering , Seattle, Washington

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