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Dynamics & Controls Analysis Engineer

Far from being the traditional “command and control” driven organization of many large firms in the sector, our client seeks input from all levels and their leaders are often to be found on the factory floor working and learning from those at the point of the spear of development.

If you are a Controls Analysis Engineer and are looking to join a firm that has amazing technology, great values, and where you know you have room to be impactful and grow, then we need to hear from you.

As a Control Analysis Engineer, you will have the opportunity to work on several exciting projects, but as one example, you may lead a team to partner with their customers such as NASA to develop the Power Propulsion Element (PPE) for the Moon Gateway (Artemis) to send the first woman and the next man back to the moon. You will be responsible for new avionics software integrations, establishing software platforms, conducting dynamics analyses, developing ground control software, developing spacecraft simulators, and/or drive validation & verification for all satellite software projects.

As the Dynamics & Controls Analysis (DCA) Engineer you will be responsible for;

  • Work with a team of DCA Engineers to support a variety of satellite programs within the firm.
  • Assist other peer organizations in solving for the whole: drive greater ownership & solutions to ensure all programs are successful.
  • Perform design and analysis of satellite attitude determination and control systems.
  • Perform ADCS hardware specification and modeling.
  • Analyze hardware redundancy and design fault management approaches.
  • Develop high fidelity six-degree of freedom single and multi-vehicle simulation.
  • Implement closed-loop pointing, orbit raising, and station-keeping algorithms.
  • Analyze platform stability to ensure low jitter of line-of-sight instruments.
  • Perform Systems Analysis using first principals.
  • Provide strong technical leadership and mentorship to junior engineers.
Your background will include;
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and be willing and able to obtain U.S. Government security clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering, computer science, or a related field. 4 additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree.
  • A minimum of 5 years of related experience (a Master’s degree may count as 2 years of experience).
  • Experience as a project lead engineer or lead design engineer.
  • Experience in the field of dynamics and control analysis.
  • Experience in software development in a traditional methodology.
  • Experience in estimating, project-based costing, and financial accountability.
  • Experienced in the use of Matlab/Simulink design.
Additional preferred skills and experience:
  • Active U.S. Government security clearance.
  • Ph.D. in controls engineering, software engineering, aerospace engineering, or a directly related field (physics, mathematics, advanced modeling, and data systems).
  • Depth of knowledge in requirements management and subsequent V&V testing sequence.
  • Demonstrated project or professional experience in either satellite attitude determination and control or orbit raising and station-keeping.
  • Experience in a Scaled Agile Framework.
  • Experience with Matlab Autocode implementation on real-time processors.
  • Experienced in the use of Matlab/Simulink design and development of tools for modeling, analysis, and/or simulation of sensors, actuators, control mode, plant, and disturbances.
  • Experience with flexible body control, orbital maneuvering, filtering, fault management, software development, and navigation filtering.
  • Strong understanding of classical dynamics, orbital mechanics, modeling and simulation, and software development.
  • Experience with cradle to grave development of three-axis stabilized spacecraft incorporating momentum, magnetic, and propulsive control.
  • Smallsat development experience.
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills with the ability to articulate complex technical issues to peers, management, subcontractors, and customers.

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