Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) Engineer, Orlando FL

Description:Lockheed Martin is seeking a senior Level Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Engineer with solid leadership skills and strong GNC experience. The GNC Engineer must be able to lead a small team of engineers and interact well with the customer. The candidate must be able to work long term tasks and do multi-year development.

The GNC Engineer must also be an expert in the following skill areas:
- algorithm development,
- 6-DOF simulation development and integration in C++ ,
- development and test of 6-DOF simulation models and simulation builds,
- performing flight software verification and hardware integration tests in the simulation and Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL) lab,
- HWIL integration and maintenance.

Responsibilities include developing and analyzing GNC algorithms, Inertial Tracking / Target State Estimation algorithms, and Navigation algorithms using various simulations. Experience designing closed-loop control systems and missile autopilot algorithms is a big plus. The GNC Engineer will perform development and performance assessment in the context of Integrated Flight Simulation (IFS). The candidate should have a strong controls background and an understanding of Optimal State Estimation techniques using Kalman filters.

The GNC Engineer must have expertise in C/C++ and MATLAB/Simulink programming and design.

Relocation: Relocation assistance is possible for this exciting position.
The Locale: Orlando is a great place to live and to raise a family. Central Florida offers lots of attractive residential housing options. The Greater Orlando metropolitan area is the sixth largest metro area in the southeastern United States. The climate here is warm and sunny all year long for the most part. Orlando is home to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Florida, and SeaWorld. Orlando is also home to the second largest University in the US, the University of Central Florida (UCF). Where can you get to from Orlando? Orlando is about an hour's drive from Cocoa Beach and the "space coast" to include NASA and the Kennedy Space Center. Tampa is about 1.5 hours from Orlando. West Palm Beach is about 2.5 hours to the south and Jacksonville is about 2 hours to the northeast. Atlanta, GA is 6 hours to the northwest.
Basic Qualifications:
Candidate must demonstrate the ability to perform some combination of the following Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) assignments:

Perform Missile 6DOF simulation design and analysis and Hardware-In-The-Loop (HWIL) design and simulation analysis.

Develop and analyze guidance, navigation and autopilot algorithms.

Design target tracking systems which generally include target state estimation and target/detection association.

Demonstrate experience with optimal state estimation filters such as KALMAN and Extended KALMAN filter (EKF).

Perform design and analyses of terrestrial navigation and navigation state error estimation.

Contribute to the definition of an operational flight program (OFP) with integrated high fidelity 6DOF simulations.

Support preflight system performance assessment and post flight verification analyses.

Demonstrate strong math skills in the areas of linear algebra, matrix math, statistics, trigonometry, and coordinate transformation.

Demonstrate mastery of MATLAB and C/C++ programming.
Ability to obtain an interim security clearance and considered a US Citizen.
Desired Skills:
Hardware-In-The-Loop (HWIL) simulation experience is desired.

Flight software integration and verification experience is also a plus.

Experience with Embedded Software and RF/EO knowledge is also a plus.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
Candidate must demonstrate the ability to perform some combination of the following Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) assignments:

Perform Missile 6DOF simulation design and analysis and Hardware-In-The-Loop (HWIL) design and simulation analysis.

Develop and analyze guidance, navigation and autopilot algorithms.

Design target tracking systems which generally include target state estimation and target/detection association.

Demonstrate experience with optimal state estimation filters such as KALMAN and Extended KALMAN filter (EKF).

Perform design and analyses of terrestrial navigation and navigation state error estimation.

Contribute to the definition of an operational flight program (OFP) with integrated high fidelity 6DOF simulations.

Support preflight system performance assessment and post flight verification analyses.

Demonstrate strong math skills in the areas of linear algebra, matrix math, statistics, trigonometry, and coordinate transformation.

Demonstrate mastery of MATLAB and C/C++ programming.
Ability to obtain an interim security clearance and considered a US Citizen.
Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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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