Aerospace Engineer


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Huntsville, AL

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Do you have a passion for space?  While others may be putting people in space, we are putting people on the Moon and Mars and beyond. 

For the Block-1 configuration of the Space Launch System (SLS), the Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (ICPS) is the upper stage that will carry the Orion crew module from orbital insertion to trans-lunar insertion.  As an Aerospace Engineer, you will support oversight and integration of the ICPS, with a focus on navigation systems and operations.  The ICPS uses a combination of GPS and inertial measurements to maintain knowledge of its position, velocity, and orientation.  Your responsibilities will include modeling, simulation, and analysis of the ICPS navigation system, especially how its performance affects SLS operations, overall mission performance, and requirements verification.  You will also support ICPS operations and integrated vehicle test activities and provide post-flight analysis.


As an Aerospace Engineer, you will be expected to:

•      Have knowledge and experience in your own discipline and awareness of other disciplines

•      Solve a range of problems, analyzing possible solutions using standard procedures

•      Work mostly independently, receiving guidance and direction when needed.


A degree from an ABET-accredited university in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field is required.  Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a PhD, an MS with at least 3 years of experience, or a BS with at least 5 years of experience.



Skills and experience should include:

•      Experience with inertial navigation and GPS-aided navigation systems, preferably for aerospace applications

•      Experience with operations of launch vehicles, satellites, or other aerospace systems

•      Ability to analyze data to characterize system performance and identify anomalous behaviors.

•      Strong proficiency in programming, especially with Python or C/C++.  Experience with MATLAB and Simulink is highly desired.

•      Proficiency in technical writing, communication, and presentation.

•      Knowledge of astrodynamics and flight mechanics