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Sr. Staff GNC Engineer- Secret

Minneapolis, Minnesota Temp-to-hire Job ID: 1810092739


PDS Tech, Inc is seeking a candidate for GNC Engineer- Secret Clearance position located in Minneapolis, MN.
This is a technical leadership position performing complex guidance and control design and analysis for precision guided munition systems.
The Guidance, Navigation and Control Group is responsible for all requirements, trade studies, algorithm designs and performance analyses required to develop autonomous products that navigate and guide successfully.
Their scope includes aerodynamic analysis and model development, flight control system design and analysis, - actuation system design and analysis, strap down and GPS aided navigation system design and analysis, midcourse and terminal guidance design optimization as well as system performance analysis and flight test verification.
Job Responsibilities:
• GNC System design, analysis, modeling, and simulation
• Apply knowledge of guidance, navigation, and control theory to develop optimum trajectory guidance laws subject to seeker system and airframe constraints
• Develop autopilot control laws (modern and classical) that reduce sensitivities to aerodynamic and structural interaction uncertainties
• Develop guidance algorithms that optimize midcourse and terminal trajectories for both fixed and highly maneuverable advanced tactical targets.
• conduct flight system performance analysis including nonlinear modeling, digital control, and system effectiveness analysis
• Apply digital signal processing techniques and navigation system error analysis to verify sensor and filter performance
• Perform post flight reconstruction and analysis to verify system flight test performance and validate flight simulation models
• Develop, modify, and maintaino software tools to include evaluation under nominal, off-nominal, and Monte Carlo flight modeso GPS and telemetry processing tools for the reduction and analysis of flight test to determine Best Estimate of Trajectory
• Prepare presentations, reports, research, and other contract deliverables related to designs, analyses, and tests performed 
Skills/Experience Required :
• Proven skills at developing, testing, and refining flight algorithms for guided projectiles and fire control systems. [Navigation filters, track filters, autopilot approaches, 6DOF missile/projectile fly-out, guidance algorithms, tactical code development, and engagement simulations]
• Capable of extending the state of the art optimal trajectory shaping and developing multi-mode/multi-stage guidance laws. 
• 10+ years of experience in Guidance, Navigation or Controls theory and analysis
• Experience performing systems engineering trade studies, analysis of alternatives, sensitivity analysis, etc.
• Relevant experience developing and verifying models of concept weapon systems and subsystems to include, airframes, seekers, launch platforms, flight dynamics, guidance algorithms, environmental models and tracking filters, radar aided navigation, up finding, sensor integration, agile tail, canard missile flight dynamics and control.
• Experience in: autopilot development with a desire for modern control experience, dynamic six degree of freedom modeling and simulation, launch vehicle analysis and navigation systems.
• Experience with modeling and simulation in 3DoF and 6DoF and working experience with C/C++. Must be thoroughly proficient with modeling and simulation using MATLAB/Simulink. 
Must have an active Secret clearance or held one within the last two years. Please list candidates' clearance level in the submittal. 

Education Required :
• Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or Applied Mathematics or Applied Physics 

Skills/Experience Preferred :
• Demonstrated track record developing advanced autopilots, guidance laws and Kalman Filtering
• Demonstrated skills integrating terminal seekers into a projectile system
• Experience in robust multivariable H-infinity/Mu-synthesis, LQI, LQG/LTR, and/or Integrated Guidance and Control (IGC) design
• Capable of extending the state of the art in, o adaptive control in model reference adaptive control,  state dependent Riccati equations, adaptive sliding mode control, multiple controller mixing, or other approaches. 

Education Preferred :
• Master's or PhD in Aerospace engineering is preferred, and substitutes for 2 or 4 years of experience 

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PDS Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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.

Founded in 1977, PDS Tech, Inc. is one of the nation's premier specialty staffing firms with 31 offices nationwide. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid holidays
  • Weekly payroll
  • Immediate 401(k) eligibility
  • Completion Bonuses
  • Training
  • Please note availability of benefits may vary by position

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