Geocent Recruiting Team

  • GN&C Navigation Engineer

    Job ID 2018-4011
    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.


    We are searching for an engineer to support the design and verification of the navigation sensors and system of NASA's Space Launch Systems. Working independently and in an integrated, collaborative team, your responsibilities would include:

    • Develop equations, algorithms, models, and software tools suitable for navigation system analysis, simulation, and design.
    • Support trade and sensitivity studies of navigation architectures and sensors.
    • Develop detailed models of navigation sensors with a special focus on errors and latency.
    • Develop tests of navigation sensors and analyze results to validate models.
    • Integrate navigation system design into assessments of system capabilities.
    • Participate in requirement reviews at the program, system, component, and test levels.


    Degree in 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:

    • Ability to analyze navigation architectures and their impact on system performance.
    • Ability to develop models of navigation sensors and associated hardware.
    • Ability to use test data to validate models.
    • Experience developing GN&C algorithms and simulations. Familiarity with inertial and GPS-aided navigation is highly desired.
    • Proficiency in flight mechanics and orbital mechanics.
    • Proficiency in MATLAB, Simulink, C/C++, or other programming languages.
    • The ability to apply knowledge and experience to timely completion of excellent products and services is required.
    • Strong communication, interpersonal skills, and independent problem solving are also 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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