Guidance, Navigation & Controls Engineer (Grand Prairie, TX)

Guidance, Navigation & Controls Engineer (Grand Prairie, TX)

Lockheed Martin | Grand Prairie, TX, 75051, US
Job Type: Full TimeSalary Range:$78,000 – $102,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

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Description

Job ID: 616135BR
Date posted: Sep. 29, 2022

Locations: Grand Prairie, Texas
Program: TOAR and GNC Engineers

COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, Lockheed Martin is taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID-19 variants pose in the workplace and ensuring we meet our commitments to national security.

To uphold safety for all employees, we will continue to request vaccination status for all Lockheed Martin employees including new hires. All current and newly hired employees are required to follow onsite safety measures based upon the COVID-19 Community Level at the specific work location.
Description:At Lockheed Martin, we apply our passion for purposeful innovation to keep people safe and solve the world's most complex challenges. We are seeking a talented Guidance, Navigation & Tracking Engineer to support the continued enhancement of the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) interceptor missile and ground system. The PAC-3 family of missiles are the only combat proven Hit-to-Kill interceptors that defend against incoming threats, including tactical ballistic missiles, cruise missiles and aircraft through direct body-to-body contact delivering exponentially more kinetic energy on the target than can be achieved with blast-fragmentation kill mechanisms. Click https://www.lockheedmartin.com/en-us/products/pac3-mse.html to learn more about the PAC-3 MSE! This role will require onsite support full-time at Lockheed Martin's Missiles and Fire Control headquarters in Grand Prairie, TX working a 4/10 Flex schedule. This position requires a current DoD Secret clearance, therefore, U.S. citizenship is required.

We are seeking a new-hire engineer interested in a career in Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) Engineering to support development of inertial target tracking/fusion algorithms to support multi-target tracking in a highly dynamic environment. The GNC Engineer will work with Software Engineering to ensure algorithms are implemented within the system's software suite correctly. The GNC Engineer will support develop and run the simulation and perform trade studies. The individual will work as part of a team in reviewing various scenarios, identifying improvements and determining best solutions. Simulation updates to improve analysis capability will also be involved.

The candidate should have familiarity with some, or all, of the following: linear algebra, probability and statistics, state dynamic equations, Kalman filter applications, kinematics and rotating coordinate systems.

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Basic Qualifications:
Candidate must demonstrate the ability to perform some combination of the following Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) assignments:

Perform Missile 6DOF simulation design and analysis and Hardware-In-The-Loop (HWIL) design and simulation analysis.

Support development and analysis of guidance, navigation and autopilot algorithms.

Support design of target tracking systems which generally include target state estimation and target/detection association.

Support analysis of optimal state estimation filters such as KALMAN and Extended KALMAN filter (EKF).

Support design and analyses of terrestrial navigation and navigation state error estimation.

Contribute to the definition of an operational flight program (OFP) with integrated high fidelity 6DOF simulations.

Support preflight system performance assessment and post flight verification analyses.

Demonstrate strong math skills in the areas of linear algebra, matrix math, statistics, trigonometry, and coordinate transformation.

Experience with MATLAB and C/C++ programming.
Desired Skills:
Hardware-In-The-Loop (HWIL) simulation experience is desired.

Flight software integration and verification experience is also a plus.

Experience with Embedded Software, RF knowledge and experience is also a plus.

Security Clearance Statement: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.
Clearance Level: Secret
Other Important Information You Should Know

Expression of Interest: By applying to this job, you are expressing interest in this position and could be considered for other career opportunities where similar skills and requirements have been identified as a match. Should this match be identified you may be contacted for this and future openings.
Ability to Work Remotely: Onsite Full-time: The work associated with this position will be performed onsite at a designated Lockheed Martin facility.
Work Schedules: Lockheed Martin supports a variety of alternate work schedules that provide additional flexibility to our employees. Schedules range from standard 40 hours over a five day work week while others may be condensed. These condensed schedules provide employees with additional time away from the office and are in addition to our Paid Time off benefits.
Schedule for this Position: 4x10 hour day, 3 days off per week

Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They're dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin's vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers' toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.
Experience Level: Experienced Professional
Business Unit: MISSILES AND FIRE CONTROL
Relocation Available: Possible
Career Area: Systems Engineering: Other

Type: Full-Time

Shift: First