Guidance Navigation & Control Engineer I-II

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-303565
    • Job Location: Roseville, CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 05/12/2020
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Radford Job Code: 65271
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Job Description

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:

Perform a diverse array of engineering tasks related to the design, simulation, test, and validation of aircraft control systems, flight control software, and higher level autonomy functions here at KUAS.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineers.  Each successive level of Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineer builds on job functions listed for the previous level(s) of Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineer.

  • Aircraft  dynamics, subsystem modeling and simulation
  • Control system gain and filter design and stability margin evaluation
  • Evaluation of flight dynamics, flying qualities, and aircraft flight path performance
  • Perform non-linear control system robustness testing
  • Design and implement operator interfaces, autonomous logic algorithms, waypoint following, and path generation algorithms
  • Guidance algorithm development, analysis and test
  • Navigation system design, analysis, and test
  • Derive subsystem requirements and specifications
  • Support subsystem testing and verification
  • Flight test planning, execution, and analysis
  • Support aircraft design at all phases of development
  • Wind tunnel test planning support
  • Support various hardware/software design, test, troubleshooting, and documentation activities
  • Analyses in support of requirements generation, verification, and validation
  • Prepare formal, controlled engineering documentation (i.e. drawings, specifications, test procedures, technical reports, etc.).
  • Prepare and presents design review material in support of technical interchange meetings with suppliers and external/internal customers.
  • Support customer training activities
  • Foreign and domestic travel to support flight test activities

 

Guidance, Navigation, & Control Engineer I

  • Performs simple engineering tasks as assigned by their manager.

 

Guidance, Navigation, & Control Engineer II

  • Performs moderate engineering tasks as assigned by their manager.
  • Acts as lead engineer as required for various contract deliverables.
  • Presents design review and technical interchange material to major customers.
  • Develop analyses in support of requirements generation, verification, and validation.
  • Provides onsite support during various test activities.
  • Mentors Level I Guidance, Navigation, & Control Engineers.
  • Supports business development efforts in preparation of proposals.

Other Job Functions

  • Other duties may be assigned

 SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

No

Experience and Skills

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:  

Required

  • Understanding of basic aircraft dynamic modes
  • Understanding of flight control logic and automation
  • Ability to create a runtime environment for autonomous functions
  • Knowledge of basic software development process
  • Demonstrated focus on customer satisfaction
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills
  • Must be able to work in a multidisciplinary team environment
  • Ability to travel as necessary to perform job duties
  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards

  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors

  • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary

  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules

  • Ability to travel as necessary to perform job duties

  • Ability to effectively communicate professionally in writing or verbally with all levels of personnel

  • Demonstrated passion for customer satisfaction.
  • May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship)

 Preferred Skills:

  • MATLAB and Simulink experience strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with C/C++ and Java software is strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with unmanned aircraft systems and operations is preferred
  • Understanding of autopilot flight control design is strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with unmanned aircraft systems and operations is preferred
  • Familiarity with software configuration management systems is preferred

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Each successive level of Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineer builds on the identified education and experience qualifications listed for the previous level(s) of Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineer.  May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship).

 

Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineer I

  • Requires BS degree in Engineering (Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering preferred)
  • Relevant experience and/or coursework preferred

 

Guidance, Navigation, and Control Engineer II

  • Requires BS degree in Engineering (Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering preferred)
  • 3 + years related experience in related engineering discipline

WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Office and or manufacturing environment
  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key phones)
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Frequent outside contact with customers and suppliers
  • May work extended hours or weekends

 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • 10-25% May be required to support flight test activities, new business development, and customer maintenance occasionally