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Guidance, Navigation and Control Engineer - Early Career - Dallas, TX

Grand Prairie, Texas

Grand Prairie, Texas

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Job ID: 652650BR Date posted: Sep. 18, 2023
Description:At Lockheed Martin, we apply our passion for purposeful innovation to keep people safe and solve the world's most complex challenges. We are seeking an emerging Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Engineer who will join a highly skilled team of systems engineering technologists and algorithm developers supporting various contracts and research/development efforts within Missiles and Fire Control. GNC Engineer tasks include:
• Design, integrate, and test GNC, tracking, and/or servo control algorithm solutions for missile and fire control products
• Develop, verify, and validate both complex models and simulations such as missile 6-degree-of-freedom simulations (6-DOF) and effects-based simulations
• Evaluate system performance in complex scenarios and environments and verify system and subsystem level requirements
• Perform critical studies, analyses, and test activities
Support ground and flight test efforts including Hardware-In-The-Loop (HWIL) activities
• Support program reviews and technical interchange meetings with internal leadership and/or external customers

Relocation assistance is possible for this exciting position.
Basic Qualifications:
• Candidate must be a U.S. citizen and be able to obtain a DoD secret clearance. An interim secret clearance is required to start.
• Candidate must have a BS degree in computer science, physics, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering, applied mathematics, or similar
• Candidate must have demonstrated the ability to perform one or more of the following Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) or Modeling and Simulation (M&S) assignments based on completed course work or professional experience:
o Develop and analyze algorithms such as guidance, navigation, autopilot, inertial tracking, and servo control algorithms
o Develop and/or verify/validate complex vehicle models and simulations such as missile 6-degree-of-freedom simulations
o Demonstrate experience in one or more of the following languages: C++, Matlab, Python
o Demonstrate strong math skills in the areas of linear algebra, matrix math, statistics, trigonometry, and coordinate transformations
Desired Skills:
• Proficiency with C++ programming, Matlab, Python, and Linux
• Ability to perform preflight system performance assessment and post flight verification analyses
• Experience designing and analyzing target tracking and terrestrial navigation systems
• Experience with optimal state estimation filters such as extended Kalman filters (EKF)
• Demonstrated skills in probability, statistics, and Design of Experiments (DOE)
• Experience with Model-based systems engineering (MBSE)
• Experience deploying algorithms that satisfy real-time performance requirements
• Experience verifying/validating system and subsystem requirements
• Familiarity with software configuration management and software unit testing
Security Clearance Statement: This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.
Clearance Level: Secret
Other Important Information You Should Know
Expression of Interest: By applying to this job, you are expressing interest in this position and could be considered for other career opportunities where similar skills and requirements have been identified as a match. Should this match be identified you may be contacted for this and future openings.
Ability to Work Remotely: Onsite Full-time: The work associated with this position will be performed onsite at a designated Lockheed Martin facility.
Work Schedules: Lockheed Martin supports a variety of alternate work schedules that provide additional flexibility to our employees. Schedules range from standard 40 hours over a five day work week while others may be condensed. These condensed schedules provide employees with additional time away from the office and are in addition to our Paid Time off benefits.
Schedule for this Position: 4x10 hour day, 3 days off per week
Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
At Lockheed Martin, we use our passion for purposeful innovation to help keep people safe and solve the world's most complex challenges. Our people are some of the greatest minds in the industry and truly make Lockheed Martin a great place to work.

With our employees as our priority, we provide diverse career opportunities designed to propel, develop, and boost agility. Our flexible schedules, competitive pay, and comprehensive benefits enable our employees to live a healthy, fulfilling life at and outside of work. We place an emphasis on empowering our employees by fostering an inclusive environment built upon integrity and corporate responsibility.

If this sounds like a culture you connect with, you’re invited to apply for this role. Or, if you are unsure whether your experience aligns with the requirements of this position, we encourage you to search on Lockheed Martin Jobs, and apply for roles that align with your qualifications.
Experience Level: 4 yr and up College
Relocation Available: Possible
Career Area: Systems Engineering: Other
Type: Full-Time
Shift: First
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Your Health, Your Wealth, Your Life: Our flexible schedules, competitive pay and comprehensive benefits enable you to live a healthy, fulfilling life at and outside of work.

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