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Senior Guidance, Navigation, and Control Lead - Space Mobility - Advanced Development Program

Company: Blue Origin LLC
Location: Seattle
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Blue Origin is self-funding rapid development of multiple in-space flight systems - over a range of sizes, propellant types, and technical challenge. Our versatile spacecraft will serve a wide variety of customers and missions, starting in just three years. A hardware-rich prototyping approach allows rapid design/build iteration. On these unique programs, you will experience the full lifecycle from formulation to flight in a short time, while achieving historic milestones.As part of a hardworking team of diverse spacecraft development engineers, you will lead the development and delivery of the Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) Subsystem for an advanced spaceflight vehicle. Your responsibilities will include synthesis of algorithms, creation of flight software, derivation and development of subsystem requirements, performing analyses and trade studies, and supporting the full lifecycle of GN&C subsystem design through flight completion. -We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership skills, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!Responsibilities:

  • Lead GN&C development team including GN&C Software/Algorithm development, 6 DOF simulation, sensor selection (star trackers, sun sensors, GPS, IMUs), reaction wheel sizing and selection, GN&C analysis and architecture, and flight autonomy -
  • Lead technical team of experienced GN&C analysts, system engineers, software, and hardware engineers -
  • Responsible for cost & schedule execution, vendor selection and vendor management -
  • Lead GN&C HIL support and support integration of algorithms into flight SW -
  • Lead and perform analyses, simulations, and tests (including component and hardware-in-the-loop) to verify component and subsystem specifications and requirements -
  • Lead development of verification and validation plans to ensure software and hardware components, and the integrated subsystem will perform as specified to meet system and subsystem requirements -
  • Provide technical direction and oversight to development of sensor solutions by suppliers -
  • Manage technical risks for the GN&C subsystem, develop and execute mitigation plans -
  • Support the integrated product manager for updates to schedule, resources, cost, and risks -
  • Lead subsystem gated reviews, and support program reviews -
  • Lead on-vehicle functional testing and flight demonstration testing of the GN&C subsystemQualifications:
    • B.S. degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical engineering or related disciplines with at least 10 years of design experience -
    • Experience in development and analysis of GN&C algorithms -
    • Experience in leading the full development lifecycle of an GN&C subsystem on at least one aerospace program -
    • Solid system engineering and configuration management skills -
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills -
    • Highly organized and capable of planning and guiding complex technical work -
    • Ability to execute in a dynamic, fast-paced, and driven work environment -
    • Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident alien (current Green Card holder)Desired:
      • M.S. or Ph.D. in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical engineering or related disciplines -
      • Demonstrated experience with MATLAB and Simulink and associated autocoding practices -
      • Demonstrated experience in development and testing of navigation sensors and control actuators -
      • Demonstrated experience in implementation and testing of GN&C software and hardware -
      • Demonstrated advanced knowledge in the development of planetary spacecraft GN&C systemsThe 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): $163K-$272KExport 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 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 and .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 .BenefitsEmployee 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 LLC, Seattle , Senior Guidance, Navigation, and Control Lead - Space Mobility - Advanced Development Program, Other , Seattle, Washington

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