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Senior GNC Engineer (Guidance, Navigation, & Control)

Company: Collins Aerospace
Location: Sterling
Posted on: April 4, 2019

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 16743--At Collins Aerospace, we---re dedicated to relentlessly tackling the toughest challenges in our industry --- all to redefine aerospace.--Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies --- Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems --- we---re driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.
We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.Job SummaryCollins Control Technologies is looking for enthusiastic guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) engineers to join our growing team.Our group has become one of the go-to places for solving difficult flight control, estimation, and navigation problems. Our customers come to us because they know we have the skills, knowledge, and determination to tackle the tough problems and deliver products that work every time. Some examples of applications we support include:- Unmanned aircraft autopilots- Computer vision for precision pose estimation- Hand-held targeting systems- Fly-by-wire control systems for airliners- Damage tolerant flight control for autonomous rotorcraftJob ResponsibilitiesOur most successful candidates have a strong background in estimation and control, a passion for learning new areas and new concepts, and the determination to see their ideas through from concept to end product. Joining our team, you would have the opportunity to learn from some of the best GNC experts in the world, while also strengthening the team with your unique expertise and experience. A typical project might include:

  • Diving head first into a new challenging problem area
  • Developing working prototype solutions in MATLAB/Simulink
  • Working closely with system and software engineers to ensure successful implementation and testing of algorithms
  • Supporting test campaigns for: manned and unmanned aircraft, precision targeting systems, navigation subsystems, and computer vision systems just to name a few
  • Clearly communicating technical concepts to internal and external customersBasic Qualifications- Bachelor of Science degree in a STEM program- US Citizenship or permanent resident- Strong background in control and estimation theories- Working knowledge of fixed and rotary wing aircraft dynamics and control- Proficiency in Matlab/Simulink Desired Attributes:- Practical experience with autonomous systems- Proficiency in trajectory planning and optimization algorithms- Expertise in machine learning- Experience with image processing- Background in Kalman Filtering--At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form --- with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.
    Some of our competitive benefits package includes:
    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
    • Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees
    • Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution
    • Tuition reimbursement
    • Life insurance --and disability coverage
    • And more--Apply now and be part of the team that---s redefining aerospace, every day.--Collins Aerospace is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.

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