GN&C Engineer
A & I Solutions
 Kennedy Space Center, FL

Requisition Number: GNCEN02118

a.i. solutions is seeking a highly motivated Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) Engineer to join the ELVIS team supporting the NASA Launch Service Program at Kennedy Space Center. The GN&C Engineer will be assigned to support the Mission Analysis department providing insight/oversight and analyzing launch vehicle stability, control, and separation dynamics, exercising approval authority on all applicable launch vehicle contractor deliverables for our NASA customer. Insight/oversight includes independent verification and validation (IV&V) of analyses, mission integration requirements verification, and support of launch operations. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to embrace the a.i. solutions mission and work to continually exceed the expectations of our customers.

Essential Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Support the Flight Dynamics Branch of the NASA Launch Services Program and serve as a technical expert for GN&C issues on NASA Expendable Launch Vehicle (ELV) missions
  • Analyze spacecraft mission objectives to develop guidance and control system design requirements
  • Perform simulation modeling of launch vehicles and their subsystems (linear/nonlinear & frequency/time-domain) to assess mission objectives
  • Review and assess launch service contractor’s GN&C system design
  • Perform mission analysis such as powered flight stability, coast flight stability, staging, spacecraft separation, dynamic motion studies, or other mission-specific modeling/analyses to support conclusions and recommendations
  • Conduct detailed reviews of analyses or flight data to support NASA certification of ELVs
  • Presents analysis results at mission reviews; support ELV and mission engineering review boards as required
  • Provide on-console support of launch campaigns and perform post-flight data reviews
  • Support process improvement activities to advance the group
  • Travel occasionally as required <10%

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in Aerospace, Electrical, or Mechanical engineering or related discipline
  • 5 years of relevant experience in Launch Vehicles or related support
  • Experience using industry modeling/simulation software (e.g. MATLAB/Simulink, C/C++, FORTRAN)
  • Obtain successful completion of a government background check
  • U.S. citizenship

Desired Background:

  • Ability to quickly connect in-person and in writing, and to actively listen and perceive the needs, values or opinions of others
  • Demonstrated leadership accomplishments professionally and personally
  • Proactive in identifying and addressing challenges to include innovations that result in positive organizational impact

EEO/AA including Vets and Disabled