Sr. GNC Flight Software Engineer

Sierra Nevada Corporation
Published
October 11, 2021
Location
Englewood, CO
Category
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Description

Do you enjoy developing new products and services? Join us! Our Software Engineers work in an agile, collective environment. You will be using your skills and expertise to define, design, develop, test, certify and improve cutting-edge software products. These cover a very wide range from advanced mission payloads and electronic systems through highly integrated aircraft to orbital and space exploration systems. You'll perform coding, debugging, testing, and troubleshooting of systems and software throughout our development process. Your technical duties involve the design and development of new software products throughout the product lifecycle.

The Principal Guidance, Navigation and Control Engineer participates in the design and development of flight algorithms and flight software to support ongoing and future small satellite programs. This candidate will have experience with all portions of the software life cycle (concept development, requirements definition, design, development, testing, and deployment).  Additionally, the successful candidate will have experience doing GN&C-related analysis such as performance analysis, multi-sensor fusion and estimation/filtering, sensor processing and/or other advanced GN&C analyses.  This individual has a strong working knowledge of Matlab and Simulink and experience with code development.  Object-oriented design using the C and C++ languages is a plus, as is having experience in deploying and testing flight code on embedded processors.  Experience with Agile Scrum is desired.

The ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance), Aviation, and Security (IAS) business area is a leader in ISR and aviation, it is a leading prime manned and unmanned aircraft systems integrator for innovative, high-performance ISR and aviation systems. Its end-to-end Command, Control, Computers, Communications and Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities encompass design, integration, test, certification, ground/flight training and complete logistics support. IAS tailors solutions to customer cost, performance, and schedule requirements and designs to consistently exceed expectations – with an unrivaled record of on time and on (or under) budget deliveries. Learn more about IAS

Must-haves:

  • Requires a BS in Related Field

  • Requires at least 10 years of applicable engineering experience; a Master’s Degree may substitute for two years of experience

  • Practical experience with GN&C development team(s)

  • Practical experience developing, testing and certifying GN&C algorithms and flight software

  • Confident with MATLAB/Simulink and/or C, C++. JAVA, Python

  • Previous experience and skills in simulation, implementation, lab integration and/or test

  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative, face-paced environment with emphasis in rapid prototyping and fielding of capabilities

  • Ability to rapidly work with minimal supervision on projects involving both small and large teams

  • Minimum Fundamental Knowledge, Skills and Abilities as stated in SNC’s Responsibility Matrix

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret U.S. Security Clearance is required

Preferred:

  • Domain expertise in Flight Software or Guidance, Navigation and Control (GN&C) Flight Software, spacecraft Integration and Test (I&T), spacecraft operations

  • Tools expertise:  C/C++, Python, MATLAB, Simulink, STK, DOORS, Rhapsody, DXL, JIRA, Excel VBA

  • Certified through Scrum Alliance for Product Owner or Scrum Master

  • Experience working on complex systems

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance.  The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the US, foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC

Estimated Starting Salary Range: $117,040.88 - $160,931.20

SNC offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

SNC offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. SNC is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to SNC come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.

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