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PDS Tech Inc Lead GNC Engineer--remote work optional in Mojave, California

Remote work is an option.

The scope of the position includes:

  • Working across programs, with a focus on XL-1 Moon Mission One

  • Coordinating with leadership team on staffing allocation and resources

  • Being a technical contributor to challenging engineering problems & having key input into the XL-1 design, build, and test

  • Providing engineering expertise and leadership

  • Providing mentorship and guidance to the technical team

Candidates filling this position will have strong skills with computer hardware and software. Beneficial to have strong skills in advanced mathematics and computer programming. Responsible for leading the team and assisting with the work to:

  • Develop hardware architecture

  • Select flight computers, solar panels, and power system hardware

  • Select/develop peripheral boards including support for 802.11ac, RS-422, Ethernet, CCSDS

  • Work with software team on board support packages

  • Ensure appropriate reliability and fault tolerance

  • Trajectory analysis

  • Guidance algorithms

  • Control laws

  • Kalman filters

  • Sensor fusion

  • Flight simulators

  • Optimization

  • Geodesy

  • Orbital mechanics

  • C, C++, Python, MATLAB

  • Navigation sensors (GPS, star trackers, LIDAR, IMU, etc.)

  • Systems engineering

  • Hands on test and integration

Professional Requirements:

  • Experience with spacecraft or launch vehicles and working on ambitious projects

  • Must be a “U.S. person” as defined by the ITAR (22 CFR §120.15)

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.

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