Geocent Recruiting Team

  • GN&C Simulation Engineer

    Job ID 2018-4008
    Job Locations US-AL-Huntsville
    Minimum Clearance Level Required to Start
  • Overview

    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.


    Working independently and in an integrated, collaborative team, your responsibilities would include:
    • Develop vehicle, subsystem, and environment models for high-fidelity simulation of launch vehicles and spacecraft.
    • Perform 3-DOF and 6-DOF analyses and trade studies in support of launch vehicles and spacecraft.
    • Develop equations, algorithms, and software tools suitable for GN&C system analysis and design.
    • Support failure modeling and aborts analysis for launch vehicles through the development of abort triggers, actuator failure models, booster malfunction models, and vehicle demise criteria.
    • Participate in task team reviews for vehicle and system specifications. Participate and contribute to requirement reviews at the program, system, component, and test levels.


    •  Degree in Aerospace, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field from an ABET-accredited university is required.
    • Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a minimum of a Masters with at least 3 years of experience, or BS with at least 5 years of experience.

    Skills and experience should demonstrate:

    • Proficiency in 6DOF simulation, guidance, navigation, and control functions for aerospace vehicles.
    • Proficiency in using MATLAB, C, and Python for simulation development, analysis, and post-processing.
    • Knowledge of flight mechanics and orbital mechanics.
    • Experience in GN&C algorithm development and simulation.
    • Understanding of GN&C hardware and GN&C system sensitivities.
    • Ability to work with multi-discipline groups to develop solutions to complex integration problems.

    Strong communication, interpersonal skills, and independent problem solving are required.


    Due to this government contract, all candidates must be a US Citizen.

    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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