Guidance Navigation & Control Engineer II

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-330150
    • Job Location: Roseville, CA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 09/09/2021
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Radford Job Code: 65272
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Job Description

Looking for relevant, innovative opportunities in aerospace? 
Look at Kratos Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems (KUAS) – We’re at the forefront of delivering a family of innovative, high performance tactical Unmanned Aerial Systems. Our high-performance aerial target drones are used to provide the United States and its allies with threat-representative systems capable of emulating existing and emerging threats.

Looking for work life balance? 
Look at Kratos Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems (KUAS) -   2 hours from wine country, the mountains or the ocean, KUAS is located in Sacramento, CA.  Depending on whether your ideal retreat involves snow or sand, all you have to do is hop in the car and head in the right direction. 

We’re looking for you!
We are looking for talented team members with the skills and passion to become the best of the future in what they do. People who want to make a difference, we’re looking for YOU!

Join the KUAS team today as a Guidance Navigation & Control (GNC) Engineer II.  You'll 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. 


  • 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
  • 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. 

Experience and Skills



  • 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


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