Guidance, Navigation & Control Engineer
Melbourne, FL
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Job Description

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Design, develop, implement, verify and test algorithms, software and simulation tools to perform guidance, navigation and control (GNC) of manned aircraft. Develop control laws to meet air vehicle performance, flying qualities and stability margin requirements, both on ground and in flight. Develop air vehicle system linear and non-linear dynamic simulation models and integrate models into software and hardware-in-the-loop simulation environments. Perform performance and flying qualities analysis. Support pilot-in-the-loop simulation handling qualities testing. Analyze air vehicle flight test data and support flight test activities.


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Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university with 2 years' experience, or a Master's degree with 0 years of experience
  • Academic exposure to air vehicle dynamics and control, or work experience in a one or more of the following flight sciences disciplines; flight controls, stability and control, aerodynamics, propulsion
  • MATLAB/Simulink programming skills
  • C/C++ Programming Skills
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance and access to special programs


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent communications, analysis, and problem solving skills
  • Graduate level academic concentration in fixed wing aircraft closed-loop feedback control
  • Exposure topilot-in-the-loopflying qualities concepts
  • Actively involved in closed-loop feedback control law development and test.
  • Experience designing control laws for piloted fixed wing aircraft, performing handling qualities analyses, and pilot-in-loop evaluations.
  • Active / in-scope DoD Secret Clearance


Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Type Full-time