Senior Guidance, Navigation and Control Engineer (Fly-By-Wire)

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems located in Melbourne, FL has an opening for a Senior Guidance, Navigation, and Controls Engineer with Fly-By-Wire experience.

Essential Functions:

  • Design, develop, implement, verify and test algorithms, software and simulation tools to perform guidance, navigation and control (GNC) of manned aircraft.
  • Develop control laws to meet air vehicle performance, flying qualities and stability margin requirements, both on ground and in flight.
  • Design pilot relief autopilot and associated logic functions.
  • Develop air vehicle system linear and non-linear dynamic simulation models and integrate models into software and hardware-in-the-loop simulation environments.
  • Perform performance and flying qualities analysis.
  • Support pilot-in-the-loop simulation handling qualities testing.
  • Analyze air vehicle flight test data and support flight test activities.

Basic Qualifications:

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with 9 years of Aerospace Engineering experience, or a Master's degree with 7 years of Aerospace Engineering experience, or a PhD with 4 years of Aerospace Engineering experience.
  • MATLAB and/or Simulink programming skills.
  • Experience in Piloted Fixed Wing Aircraft Fly-by-Wire or Inner-loop control law design or comparable
  • Ability to obtain a Department of Defense Active Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience designing and testing inner-loop control laws for piloted aircraft, running handling qualities evaluations with pilots and supporting flight test (including making control law updates based upon flight test findings).
  • Working knowledge of MIL-STD-1797 flying qualities requirements.
  • C/C Programming Skills
  • STEM PhD or Master's
  • Active Secret clearance or higher

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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