Guidance, Navigation and Control Engineer - Mid Level

Huntsville, AL |Full Time
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Position Description

Dynetics, a Leidos Company, is seeking a talented Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Engineer to join a diverse team creating unique solutions for complex problems. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Dynetics provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

Dynetics is seeking an experienced GNC Engineer to support developmental efforts for guidance, navigation, and control of air-launched flight systems. As a result of recent growing programs, such as US SOCOM’s GBU 69/B Small Glide Munition, DARPA’s Gremlins program, and other rapid development efforts,

Dynetics needs a GNC Engineer who is experienced with flight vehicles, guided munitions, and/or UAS systems. The successful applicant will demonstrate prior work or graduate level research as applied to the development of navigation, guidance, and autopilot algorithms for realistic flight systems, along with an ability to support GNC development on “niche” weapon systems in a highly accelerated schedule to meet critical needs for the warfighters. Streamlined development efforts will result in concept-to-flight timelines measured in months, not years. The candidate is expected to directly support development efforts while mentoring and training engineering staff throughout development.

Inclusive in this process is the development and analysis of guidance, navigation and autopilot algorithms and implementation of these items in 6DOF simulations, Hardware-In-the-Loop (HWIL) facilities, and operational flight software. Additionally, the candidate should be capable of conducting trade studies for design decisions, developing techniques to assess, validate and verify performance, and supporting flight tests with pre-flight predictions and post-flight analyses.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in engineering or Physics plus 4-8 years of work or graduate level research experience with feedback control system design and analysis and knowledge of basic aerodynamic principles.

Strong math skills are required in the areas of linear algebra, matrix math, statistics, and trigonometry and coordinate transformation.

Must be experienced in MATLAB and C/C++ programming.

Other Qualifications

In addition, experience in optimal estimation and control is a plus, including:

Experience with sensor fusion and state estimation techniques such as Kalman Filters or Particle Filters.

Experience in terrestrial navigation, SAASM, M-Code, and GPS-denied operations.

MS degree or higher is strongly desired.

Security Requirements

Candidate must be a US Citizen and possess (and be able to maintain) a Final Secret Clearance or meet the eligibility to obtain (and maintain) a Secret Clearance.

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