GNC Systems Engineer

Boulder, Colorado, United States expand job description ↓


Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems Inc., a Terran Orbital company, is seeking a motivated GNC Systems Engineer in Boulder, CO. The candidate the will join a collaborative team to develop innovative nano- and micro-satellite vehicle solutions for a multitude of programs. The individual will be responsible for a wide range of analysis, data review, and mission operations in a fast-paced environment.


  • Research and develop simulations and algorithms for various space situational awareness related topics including orbit determination, stochastic processes, error propagation, collision probability analysis, and sensor analysis
  • Development of concept of operations, power budgets, and mission sensor analysis for current and new programs
  • Development of algorithms and tools to assist in spacecraft planning and vehicle sizing analyses
  • Participation in mission simulations and mission operations


Basic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D., M.S., or B.S. in engineering field with 5+ years of flight dynamics and spacecraft operations experience
  • Mastery of rigid body dynamics, orbital dynamics, and classical mechanics
  • Strong fundamental understanding of trajectory optimization and numerical optimization algorithms
  • High competency in Matlab and AGI STK
  • Highly motivated, self-starting, and able to perform duties autonomously without supervision
  • Passion for the NewSpace industry

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experience developing software and analysis tools in C++ and Python
  • Experience with design of spacecraft rendezvous and proximity operations, fault detection/isolation/recovery, flexible body control, Kalman Filtering, MEMS and GPS sensors
  • Hands on experience with small satellites, robotic systems, or similar


Salary and benefits are market competitive.

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