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  • Guidance, Navigation and Control (GN&C) Engineer (clearance required)

    Job ID 2018-4001
    Job Locations US-AL-Huntsville
    Minimum Clearance Level Required to Start
    Top Secret
  • Overview

    MUST HAVE DoD Secret Clearance or Above


    Geocent's Aerospace & Defense Engineering Sector offers exciting and challenging opportunities in the Space and Missile Defense Industry. Geocent employees across the country subscribe to the company's culture of focusing on results when serving our large, diverse group of clients nationwide. 


    The Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program is the Minuteman III replacement system led by the United States Air Force. Our team is supporting the USAF’s nuclear deterrence mission to replace the entire weapon system and refurbish the existing ground systems infrastructure.


    • Perform development and implementation of the GBSD GN&C system
    • Gather and define system level requirements for Guidance, Navigation and Control (GN&C), mission or trajectory requirements definition
    • Execute analysis and perform modeling of IMU sensors / GN&C elements to validate system design and missile performance
    • Perform Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) sensor system engineering, integration and test
    • Design & analyze the Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) system, simulations, models & tools
    • Design and perform trade studies to identify design solutions that meet program requirements
    • Execute design reviews, analyses, simulations and component / system testing to ensure delivery of products that meet or exceed customer requirements and expectations
    • Develop solutions for and disposition delivered product operational / service anomalies and incidents
    • Execute new business development efforts
    • Work under general supervision


    This position requires an active Secret U.S. Security Clearance. (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active.)

    Basic/Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Degree (or higher)
    • ABET accredited degree
    • 3 years or more experience with aircraft, missile, spacecraft, autonomous platform or similar vehicle Guidance, Navigation or Control systems
    • 1 year or more experience using Matlab/Simulink or MatrixX to model systems
    • Experience in computer programming 

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • 1 year or more experience in computer programming using C, C++, C#, Ada or other engineering programming language
    • Experience with simulation and / or system/component modeling
    • Experience or coursework with Kalman Filter design or other estimation techniques
    • Experience with implementing algorithms in real time systems
    • Experience with autocoding of software 

    Typical Education/Experience:

    Degree and typical experience in engineering classification: Bachelor's and 5 or more years' experience, Master's degree with 3 or more years' experience or PhD degree with experience. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry. ABET is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.




    Must have or be able to obtain security clearance.







    EEO Statement

    Geocent is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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