This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.
What Your Job Will Be Like
We are seeking an Aerospace Engineer to join the Navigation Guidance and Control (NG&C) II department.
On any given day, you may:
Architect, model, simulate, and analyze military missions involving operation of various systems, actual and conceptual: spacecraft, missiles, radars, optical sensors, ground assets, and logistics systems
Define performance metrics, and design and execute experiments to identify and determine mission design drivers against those metrics. This will be followed with mission and/or weapon design optimization such to maximize desired effect of performance metrics
Research Navigation, Guidance, and Control algorithms and technologies
Development and analysis of technology options
Support local & remote testing
Qualifications We Require
You have an advanced (PhD or Masters) degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering
You possess experience with system modeling of control and dynamical systems
Your background includes experience with 3 DoF & 6 DoF simulations along with Mathworks Matlab and Simulink expeirence.
You have experience with, or interest in, Navigation Technologies (GPS, IMU, etc.) and Control Technologies (TVC, ACS, Actuator, Aerodynamic Control Surface, etc.)
You can obtain a required US DOE Q level security clearance
Qualifications We Desire
Ideally, your background also includes:
Academic background in guidance algorithmic approaches such as Proportional Navigation
General background in the application of Systems Engineering concepts
Working knowledge of structural dynamics
Experience with navigation systems including both GPS and inertial
Experience with MathWorks Simulink Real-Time
Expeirience with Spirent GPS RF Simulators
Experience with AFSIM, SIMDIS, Model Center
A very strong background in Aerospace Dynamical systems theory and related Mod/Sim applications experience
Modeling and simulation of complex dynamical systems such as thrust vector control
Experience with electrical avionic components and related system implementations
Digital computer methods for numerical solutions of partial differential equations
Documented coursework completion in the study of aerodynamics
Working knowledge of structural dynamics
Proficient using Mathworks products
Hands-on experience using Simulink to implement 6DOF simulations for flight vehicle applications
Applications experience with industry standard Government Off the Shelf (GOTS) and commercial software commodities such as GMAT, SIMDIS, and Satellite Tool Kit
Familiarity with computer coding in C++, Fortran, C, C#, python, or other similar tools
Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills
Demonstrated ability to team well with others
About Our Team
The Navigation Guidance and Control (NGC) II Department 05446 provides technology solutions and support to both Offensive and Defensive Military Systems development projects within the Integrated Military Systems Program at Sandia. Hardware and software technologies are developed, integrated, and tested to provide flight control solutions for missiles and hypersonic reentry platforms. Typically, these systems support the Missile Defense Agency, Army, Navy, and other Department of Defense Agencies. Our programs cover a broad spectrum of applications; from advanced aerodynamically controlled vehicles dropped from aircraft, to maneuvering hypersonic warheads, to ballistic missile systems. All of the activities require the extensive use of real time embedded computers and custom real-time software for the realization of affiliated fully-integrated flight control system solutions. The NGC group is significantly involved in modeling and simulation activities in support of these same application areas as well as activities for the Sandia Space Mission Program. The department strives to provide leadership to the Laboratory and the Nation in the creative development, use, and application of both NGC and mod/sim technologies. The NGC Department staff pride themselves in team accomplishments, professional development and the mentorship of others.
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:
Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
Flexible schedules, generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*
World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov
- These benefits vary by job classification.
Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.
Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.