GNC Engineer (Algorithms)

  • Guidance, Navigation & Control
  • Didcot, Oxfordshire (Potential Relocation Assistance)
  • £30,000 to £50,000 + Benefits
  • JOB-2704 CRA

The successful candidate will be responsible for standard and bespoke algorithms for GNC subsystems which are often cutting edge, very complex, innovative and form some of our client’s most important intellectual property.

The Position:

The appointed GNC Engineer will:

  • Contribute to GNC algorithm development
  • Analyse, design, implement and validate algorithms for RPO (Rendezvous and Proximity Operations)
  • Work alongside other engineering disciplines (especially flight dynamics, flight software) to develop safe GNC algorithm solutions which meet project requirements (inc. technical and programmatic)
  • Ensure logical and well managed configuration control of the GNC algorithms
  • Support the development of GNC software architecture, with designs leading towards an overall GNC software solution
  • Conduct and plan state-of-the-art research into GNC algorithm designs relevant to missions

The Candidate:

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate:

  • A diploma, bachelor’s or master’s degree in aerospace engineering or a related engineering/science discipline
  • Experience with software packages commonly used for aerospace simulations e.g. MATLAB/Simulink and Python
  • Experience of GNC algorithm design e.g. navigation filters, guidance strategies and/or controllers
  • The ability to work both autonomously with initiative, and collaboratively as part of the wider GNC/project groups
  • The ability to strike a good balance between a creative approach to Engineering and being able to deliver on time to business requirements
  • Ability to design fault tolerant GNC algorithms / software

The Company: 

With a vision for the safe and sustainable development of space for the benefit of future generations, our client is dedicated to on-orbit servicing across all orbits.  Established for nearly a decade, the company is developing innovative and scalable solutions across the spectrum of on-orbit servicing, including life extension, in situ space situational awareness, end of life, and active debris removal, to create sustainable space systems and mitigate the growing and hazardous build-up of debris in space.