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Hawthorne, California - USD Full Time Posted: Tuesday, 3 December 2019
GNC Engineer (Starship)
at SpaceX
Hawthorne, CA, United States
SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.
As a GNC Engineer, you will be responsible for pushing the technical boundaries of flight control systems for the worlds most advanced rockets, including our next-generation Starship vehicle, a fully reusable spacecraft capable of carrying humans to Mars and beyond. You will work with a talented team of accomplished engineers to develop, analyze, and test vehicles and subsystems for highly reliable flight. You should thrive in fast-paced, dynamic environments where you adapt quickly and love to solve hard problems.
  • Develop innovative guidance, navigation, and control systems for SpaceX launch vehicles, including Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy, and Starship
  • Engage in multi-disciplinary vehicle systems investigations and design work that define the systems architecture
  • Implement new software or algorithms to enable mission unique capabilities and leading edge launch vehicle performance
  • Develop 6-DOF dynamics simulation models used for GNC systems analysis and validation
  • Analyze launch vehicle trajectories, performance dispersions, and flight stability
  • Conduct post flight data review and correlation with analyses for continued improvement of predictions
  • Support launch and mission operations of vehicles that you enabled
  • Perform testing of GNC software utilizing hardware-in-the-loop testing, Monte Carlo analysis, and algorithm unit testin
  • Bachelor's degree in physics or an engineering discipline
  • Experience with control systems, orbital mechanics, classical dynamics, modeling and simulation
  • Experience with the software languages Python and C++
  • Postgraduate degree in physics or an engineering discipline
  • 2+ years of professional experience in control systems, orbital mechanics, classical dynamics, aerodynamics, sensors and actuators, modeling and simulation, and the software languages C++ and Python
  • Demonstrated project or professional experience in launch vehicle and/or spacecraft system
  • Capable of solving complex problems with little to no supervision on schedule as an individual or as a member of an integrated team
  • Passion for advancing the commercial space industry and human spaceflight
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.
SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.
Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceXs Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at .

Hawthorne, California, United States of America
12/3/2019 10:17:26 AM

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