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Associate Guidance, Navigation and Controls Systems Engineer

Company: Virgin Galactic
Location: Tustin
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

Who We AreVirgin Galactic, www.VirginGalactic.com (SPCE:NYSE), recognizes that the answers to many of the challenges we face in sustaining life on our beautiful but fragile planet, lie in making better use of space. Sending people to space has not only expanded our understanding of science, but taught us amazing things about human ingenuity, physiology and psychology. From space, we are able to look with a new perspective both outward and back. From space, the borders that are fought over on Earth are arbitrary lines. From space, it is clear that there is much more that unites us than divides us."We are at the vanguard of a new industry determined to pioneer twenty-first century spacecraft, which will open space to everybody - and change the world for good." Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin GalacticYour Mission Virgin Galactic is seeking a talented and motivated Associate Guidance, Navigation, and Controls Engineer. The focus of the role is developing and testing the flight control system and associated components, such as flight control computers, actuators, and sensors. The responsibilities will span the entire lifecycle, from conceptual design to flight test and commercial operations. The ideal candidate will have academic and project experience designing and testing control systems or avionics systems for rockets and/or aircraft.Responsibilities

  • Design and test fly-by-wire flight control systems for various vehicles
  • Define flight control system architecture, modes, and behavior. Participate in requirements capture and validation for flight control system.
  • Develop specifications for flight control actuators, actuator control electronics, flight control computers, and sensors.
  • Model current and future systems for simulation and analysis.
  • Develop Simulink models from which flight software is generated.
  • Design fault tolerant system architectures using system safety analysis.
  • Participate in system and component test and integration.
  • Real-time monitoring of system performance during ground and flight test.
  • Collaborate on control law design and implementation. What You Bring Educational Requirements:
    • Must have a B.S. or M.S. in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Electrical Engineering discipline from an accredited university. Knowledge/Experience
      • Modeling, simulation, and analysis experience using Matlab and/or Simulink.
      • Hands-on experience with electronics, electromechanical systems, and/or software on aircraft or rocket systems.
      • Basic knowledge of flight control systems, flight test or pilot experience beneficial.
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. As part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for current U.S. teammates, as well as all newly hired employees.As of October 1, 2021, all new hires must be able to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, ( "fully vaccinated" means at least two weeks have expired since receiving the vaccination's last dose as recommended by the manufacturer) . If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire.ITAR RequirementsTo conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR120.15) or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.Virgin Galactic is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Virgin Galactic 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.

Keywords: Virgin Galactic, Tustin , Associate Guidance, Navigation and Controls Systems Engineer, Other , Tustin, California

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