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POST DATE 8/27/2016
END DATE 10/18/2016

a.i. solutions, Inc Kennedy Space Center, FL

a.i. solutions, Inc
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Kennedy Space Center, FL
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This position is assigned to the ELVIS2 contract supporting the NASA Launch Service Program. The Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) Engineer will be assigned to support the Mission Analysis department providing insight/oversight and analyzing launch vehicle stability, control, and separation dynamics, exercising approval authority on all applicable launch vehicle contractor deliverables for our NASA customer at the Kennedy Space Center. Insight/oversight includes GN&C independent verification and validation (IV&V) of analyses, support of launch operations, and mission integration requirements verification. The candidate will provide products/services that always meet and usually exceed customer expectations, delivering exceptional experiences that create value every time.

Essential Roles & Responsibilities:
Support the Flight Dynamics Branch of the NASA Launch Services Program and serve as a technical expert for GN&C issues on NASA Expendable Launch Vehicle (ELV) missions
Analyze spacecraft mission objectives to develop guidance and control system design requirements
Perform simulation modeling of launch vehicles and their subsystems (linear/nonlinear & frequency/time-domain) to assess mission objectives
Review and assess launch service contractors GN&C system design
Perform mission analyses such as powered flight stability, coast flight stability, staging, spacecraft separation, dynamic motion studies, or other mission-specific modeling/analyses to support conclusions and recommendations
Conduct detailed reviews of analyses or flight data to support NASA certification of ELVs
Provide on-console support of launch campaigns and perform post-flight data reviews

Minimum Qualifications:
B.S. degree in Aerospace, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering or a related technical field
5 or more years of experience in GN&C analysis/design
Experience using industry modeling/simulation software (e.g. MATLAB/Simulink, C/C++, FORTRAN)
Good oral and written communication skills
Candidate must be willing to travel ( 10%)
U.S. Citizenship is required

Desired Qualifications:
M.S. or PhD degree in Aerospace, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering or a related technical field
10 or more years of experience in GN&C analysis/design
Spacecraft/launch vehicle flight experience