Staff Guidance, Navigation, and Controls (GNC) Engineer

Zoek Pin Plymouth, England

Unspecified (Full time)

Posted 25 days ago

US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION: Yes

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: Relocation assistance may be available

CLEARANCE TYPE: Secret

TRAVEL: Yes, 10% of the Time

Description

At Northrop Grumman , our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation’s history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

Designs, develops, implements, verifies and tests algorithms and software and simulation tools to perform guidance, navigation and control of aircraft, spacecraft, submersibles, surface ships, missiles, launch vehicles and upper stages during powered and coast phases of launch, flight, earth orbit, interplanetary cruise and orbital insertion, as well as during staging events. Navigation functions include the statistical processing of measured data points and their substitution into algorithms simulating physical reality. Guidance functions include the formulation of specific equations to achieve a desired position, orientation or orbit in space. Control design and analyses processes consist of the development of the control laws and hardware and software requirements for aircraft, launch vehicles and/or spacecraft.

Basic Qualifications:

., . or PhD in Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace or Systems Engineering or a closely related field.
At least 14 years of work experience with GNC algorithm analysis and synthesis for flying vehicles/projectiles, . aircraft, spacecraft, missiles or rockets.
Familiarity with both modern and classical control design techniques, hardware implementation, field testing and Defense/Aerospace domain.
Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance.

Specific Technical Skills:

Using first principles to develop math models of physical systems
Classical methods for analysis and synthesis of control algorithms
Modern (state space) methods for analysis and synthesis of control algorithms
Optimal control techniques
Non-linear control techniques
Working experience with guidance algorithms
Proficiency with MATLAB/Simulink software tools and related toolboxes
Implementation of control/navigation algorithms in a real hardware application system
Test performance predictions and test data reconciliation
Model reduction techniques

Salary Range: $148, - $222,

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay . Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit ###### . . Citizenship is required for most positions.

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