Guidance, Navigation & Control Engineer

    • Job Tracking ID: KDRSS-342057
    • Job Location: Glen Burnie, MD
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 05/16/2022
    • Years of Experience: 5+
    • Travel Requirement: Domestic
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Job Description

Kratos Defense & Rocket Support Services, leading the way in the Department of Defense’s research, design, development and analysis of new and existing launch vehicles including: design, fabrication and assembly; environmental testing of flight and ground support systems; Ground Support Equipment (GSE) design, fabrication, maintenance, modification, upgrade, and refurbishment; science mission feasibility studies and planning; program management for planning, scheduling and staffing; supply chain management and logistics; engineering and technical support for system acceptance and refurbishment for reutilization on future missions.

  • Are you searching for meaningful work?
  • Are you passionate about making an impact?
  • Do you want to collaborate with other top-level engineers/analysts?
  • Our people support each other and work together to leave an indelible impact on our nation’s aerospace and defense legacy.

We have immediate needs for highly talented and motivated engineers and technicians to join our Kratos Defense and Rocket Support Services (KDRSS) Glen Burnie, MD location. KDRSS features a unique and exciting mix of opportunities to contribute to national security and the advancement of science and hypersonic research with space launch vehicles.


What We Can Offer You
Comprehensive Health Benefits
 –Medical (BCBS), Dental, Vision, Health Savings Accounts, and Wellness
Help Preparing for the Future - 401(k) with company match
Professional Development - Tuition assistance program, Employee recognition program, and Leadership development program
Employee Resource Groups - Local and Enterprise employee-led volunteer groups to create community, awareness, impact, and to support a culture where everyone belongs.

Flexible Workplace – Potential for work at home.  

Relocation:  - This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility.

Generous Vacation - Generous vacation to start plus company paid holidays.


A Piece of the Company:

Kratos offers an Employee Stock Purchase Program

with 15% discount and look back feature.

 Job Description:

Kratos Defense & Rocket Support Services is currently seeking a Guidance, Navigation and Control Engineer to support current contracts from our Glen Burnie, MD office.  As a Guidance, Navigation and Control Engineer, you will be responsible for applying your knowledge of control and estimation theory to devise, model, simulate, and analyze rocket vehicle guidance, navigation, and control systems, and to assess their impact on overall system performance.  

Experience and Skills

Required Experience: 


  • MS in Control Systems, Electrical Engineering, Physics or relevant field with experience in Control Systems (or BS with 5+ years’ experience in Control Systems)
  • Proficient in linear control system design and margin analysis
  • Ability to develop and analyze complex guidance and control algorithms
  • Experience with optimal state estimation a plus
  • Experience with Hardware-In-The –Loop (HWIL) testing
  • Proficient in MATLAB
  • Experience with attitude control and quaternions is a plus
  • Ability to travel and provide field integration and launch support
  • US Citizen with current DoD Secret clearance preferred, however, the ability to obtain a DoD Secret clearance is a minimum

Job Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
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