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GNC Engineer - remote role

Company: Masten Space Systems
Location: Garland
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Masten Space Systems is enabling sustainable access and utilization of the Moon, Mars, and beyond. We've been building and flying reusable rockets for nearly two decades with the most successful rocket-powered landings in the industry. We work directly with NASA, defense, and commercial customers to develop the tech it takes to break down the barriers to space. We're now on a mission to land on the Lunar South Pole - the first of many Masten missions to unlock the value in space for humans on Earth.

Join our team of space pioneers, rocket scientists, and business heavyweights to add "landed on the Moon" to your resume. Together, we'll make wild napkin ideas possible by taking them from the lab, to the test site, and all the way to the lunar surface and beyond.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Working across Masten's programs, with a focus on XL-1 Moon Mission One
  • Being a technical contributor to challenging engineering problems & having key input into the XL-1 design, build, and test
  • Providing engineering expertise

    Responsible for assisting with the work to:
    • Develop hardware architecture
    • Select flight computers, solar panels, and power system hardware
    • Select/develop peripheral boards including support for 802.11ac, RS-422, Ethernet, CCSDS
    • Work with software team on board support packages
    • Ensure appropriate reliability and fault tolerance
    • Trajectory analysis
    • Guidance algorithms
    • Control laws
    • Kalman filters
    • Sensor fusion
    • 6DOF Simulations
    • Optimization
    • Geodesy
    • Orbital mechanics
    • C, C++, Python, MATLAB, Simulink
    • Navigation sensors (GPS, star trackers, LIDAR, IMU, etc.)
    • Systems engineering
    • Hands on test and integration, including processor in the loop testing

      Key Requirements:
      • Must have a minimum of 3 years industry or "on the job" experience.
      • Experience with spacecraft or launch vehicles and working on ambitious projects
      • Experience with 6DOF Simulations using MATLAB & Simulink
      • Strong skills with computer hardware and software
      • Reliable and effective communication skills

        Desired Skills & Experience:
        • Strong skills in advanced mathematics and computer programming

          Professional Requirements:

          Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. An applicant who is not a "U.S. person," as that term is defined in U.S. export control regulations (22 CFR
          • 120.15), must be eligible for authorization from the U.S. Department of Commerce and/or the U.S. Department of State to receive hardware and/or technical information controlled under the Export Administration Regulations, 15 CFR 730-774, and/or the International Traffic in Arms Regulation, 22 CFR
          • 120-130. Offers to non-U.S. persons may be contingent upon authorization from the Department of Commerce and/or the Department of State to access controlled information.

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