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Principal Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) Engineer

Venus Aerospace

Venus Aerospace

Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Saturday, March 9, 2024
Make your mark on advanced vehicle design.
Change the trajectory of flight.
Wake up the globe...
We are a young hypersonic transportation company focused on doing what people once thought was impossible. We are a tech haven for engineers with vision who want more than just a job. And we have a place for you if you want to be part of creating flight vehicles that transform how people and nations connect.
The Role: Principal Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) Engineer
(Being onsite in Houston is preferred. Remote option will be considered.)
What You’ll Get to Do:
● Architect, analyze, and implement a GN&C system for rocket-powered, high-altitude, hypersonic aircraft.
● Develop control laws and algorithms from conceptual design through simulation, testing, implementation, flight testing, and qualification
● Lead the development of GN&C analysis tools and techniques
● Develop flight test plans, support flight test events, conduct flight test data analysis
● Define, develop, and implement simulations and tools vital for analysis and verification
● Support hardware-in-the-loop testing, system qualification/certification, and flight readiness activities
What You Have:
● Degree in engineering or a related discipline
● 10+ years GN&C experience
● 7+ years of experience developing control systems in the aerospace or aviation industry
● Experience in verifying GN&C algorithm performance via simulation and flight test
● Deep knowledge of flight control and navigation sensor systems including modeling and analysis
● An obsession with testing and applying test data to formulate design
● Consummate verbal and written communication skills
● Demonstrated enthusiasm for cross-functional team success
● Demonstrated enthusiasm for mentoring and training early career engineers and technicians
● Demonstrated resilience and flexibility in the face of technical setbacks.
● Ability to meet ITAR requirements
What Will Set You Apart:
● Experience in complex, nonlinear flight control design methods
● Demonstrated knowledge in both classical and modern control design techniques system engineering and configuration management skills
● Experience with rockets, missiles, or other aerospace vehicle systems
● Flight test experience
● Active DoD US government security clearance or the ability to obtain and maintain one
● A personal passion for engineering as it applies to rockets, aircraft, and hypersonic travel
Venus Aerospace employee benefits include a 401(k) plan, stock options, and medical benefits, including dental and vision. We have a flex-Friday flexible schedule, unlimited PTO, and receive professional development opportunities.
This role is based on-site at Ellington Field in Houston, Texas. We will consider a remote option.
About Venus Aerospace
By enabling one hour global travel, Venus Aerospace is transforming the world and our access to it. We’re building a spaceplane with a low carbon footprint that will enable one-hour global travel. We are a diverse, veteran team with extreme experience in successful new space, commercial, R&D, and government/military programs.
We are looking for incredible, motivated, enthusiastic people that want to build a world-changing culture and organization. You will be helping Venus grow and develop, so flexibility and a sense of adventure is quintessential. We are looking for all-around AWESOME people to help us grow.
We’ve done the professional grind, and we’ve got a better approach. We take “Home for Dinner” seriously – we want you to work for us and be “home for dinner”. Family is important and we don’t want you to miss out on what matters most. If that appeals to you, we’d love to connect!
ITAR Requirements
This position involves access to technology that is subject to U.S. export controls. Any job offer made will be contingent upon the applicant’s capacity to serve in compliance with U.S. export controls. To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be able to meet ITAR requirements (U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State). You can learn more about ITAR here.
Venus Aerospace Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Venus Aerospace is governed on the basis of merit, competence, and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.