Houston, United States
Permanent | Full Time
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Experienced Guidance Navigation and Controls Engineer, Herndon, VA
The Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) organization is seeking a Guidance Navigation and Controls Engineer to join the Autonomous Systems, Maritime Undersea (MU) division in the Herndon, VA area. This position will provide an opportunity to work on a variety of precision Position Navigation and Timing development efforts within the Maritime Undersea team, implementing new capabilities in existing field units, and working in a cross-functional team environment where customer focus, teamwork, and communication are critical.
Support developing cutting-edge models, simulation tools, and navigation strategies for systems using sensor aided navigation techniques for a variety of applications in undersea environments.
Evaluate system level requirements, and establish navigation system design requirements to support design realization.
Interact with some of the top navigation equipment suppliers, military experts, and civilian experts in the world while supporting team efforts to design products and review and analyze data to ensure compliance to requirements.
Support developing and analyzing navigation system mechanizations, error and performance models and component error budgets.
Collect and review data from hardware-in-the-loop and system / component tests to measure/validate navigation performance against design requirements.
Support candidate sensor system evaluation to increase navigation performance, decrease cost, and ensure compliance to requirements.
Analyze system and component test results and identify trade opportunities to optimize performance, cost or other attributes.
This position requires an active U.S. Top Secret Security Clearance (U.S. Citizenship Required). (A U.S. Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active)
Basic Qualifications (Required Skills and Experience ):
Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry
2 years or more experience with position navigation and timing efforts
Experience with developing or using modeling and simulation tools.
Programming skills in languages such as C, C++, Python, Java, MATLAB / Simulink, and R.
Active Top Secret U.S. Security Clearance.
Must possess good organizational, interpersonal, and problem solving skills
Must have demonstrated a strong work ethic and sense of urgency for completing assigned work with a history of meeting commitments
Ability to adjust priorities to multiple demands and unanticipated events
Highly motivated and must work well in a team environment
The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):
Experience in implementing algorithms in real time systems
Knowledge of estimation theory (e.g. Kalman filtering).
Knowledge of sensor aided navigation / inertial navigation.
Knowledge of advanced mathematical principles as applied to aerospace analysis and modeling. Examples could include transform methods, computational geometry, numerical linear algebra, optimization, computational math, numerical analysis, and Monte Carlo analysis.
Understanding and experience with middleware (e.g. CORBA)
Team experience (Agile work environment, formal technical presentations, formal customer presentations)
Typical Education & Experience:
Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in electrical engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience. In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.
This position offers relocation based on candidate eligibility.
This position is for 1st shift.
Drug Free Workplace:
Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.
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