Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) Engineer

Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) Engineer


Madrid, Spain

Job Description

  • Work in all areas of the system development cycle including requirements, CONOPs, high-level and detailed design, integration, and test;
  • Provide assessments of vehicle-level stability and control characteristics in support of vehicle layout and control surface sizing;
  • Design, and implement flight control laws;
  • Design and implement testing architecture and evaluation tools for validating control laws through simulation;
  • Design and implement physics-based and empirical models for a variety of subsystems and physical processes (aerodynamics, landing gear, actuators, etc.);
  • Work with related organizations such as software and laboratory engineers to establish and maintain interfaces;
  • Estimate aircraft stability and control derivatives and propulsion models for use in air vehicle simulations using a range of tools;
  • Support integration and flight test for flight control law evaluation;
  • Perform data reduction from ground and flight tests for model and design validation and verification including performance, stability and dynamic derivatives from model estimation;
  • Design and implement sub-system simulation modules of the aircraft for the Skydweller mission management engine;
  • Work with the Weather & Operations Analysis team to integrate the simulation models with weather data.

Required Qualifications

  • S. In Aerospace Engineering or B.S. Electrical Engineering or B.S. Mechanical Engineering;
  • Demonstrated experience with MATLAB/Simulink and Python;
  • Experience with flight control law design and analysis;
  • Familiarity with flight dynamics;
  • Flight test experience;
  • 5+ years of combined professional experience in the various topics above.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering or Related Field;
  • Prior history in GNC engineer during an early development/flight test environment;
  • Control Systems, Signal Processing or Autonomy academic background. Control, Guidance, Navigation or Autonomy Vehicle experience (preferably in the aviation field) via academic projects or professional experience;
  • Implementation experience of multi-rate RTOS system;
  • Design and implementation of Multi-Layer state machines;
  • Familiarity with Model Identification;
  • Familiarity with Redundancy Management;
  • Familiarity with Fault Tree and Failure Mode Analysis;
  • Awareness/Experience in modeling of Aeroservoelastic or Fluid Structure Interactions;
  • Experience in Vehicle (aircraft or other) Systems Engineering in the areas of design, integration and test;
  • Model based design experience;
  • Experience in FAA/EASA/AESA certification programs;
  • 8+ years of combined professional experience in the various topics above.

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