Guidance Navigation and Controls-Early Career
Requisition ID147790BRDate updated09/05/2019
Are you fascinated by guidance, navigation or control systems?Would your career flourish by joining a team of world class engineers solving complex technical challenges within a team of subject matter experts? Would you like an opportunity with a global business dedicated to the mission of making the world a safer place?
If your answers are yes, the Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) teams at Raytheon Missile Systems may have an ideal job for you!We are a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets where you’ll be part of a global team working together to solve some of the most demanding challenges on the planet.RMS is the worlds largest developer, producer and integrator of weapon systems. In fact, weve produced over one million missiles in our history. Military forces in more than 50 countries look to us for a high-quality product portfolio that includes missiles, smart munitions, projectiles, kinetic kill vehicles and directed energy weapons.We are seeking mid-career GNC engineering professionals to work in our Tucson, AZ location.As an engineer at RMS, you will have every opportunity to grow to your full potential, with the advantages of world-class career development programs and outstanding real-life rewards.
The Systems Design and Performance directorate is hiring GNC engineers with experience to work in one of the following areas within the organization:
Strategic & Naval Systems
Air & Land Warfare Systems
Advanced Missile Systems
System Technology (Flight Sciences)
Our Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Systems Engineer staff (Senior Systems Engineer I) excel in various areas in the organization to include State Estimation and Optimization, Flight Controls, Aerodynamics, Guidance Design, or GPS.
Key Responsibilities for State Estimation and Optimization:
Development of missile guidance algorithms
Development of State Estimators using Kalman filters, particle filters, IMM, etc.
Coding of missile guidance algorithms in higher order computer languages
Development of simulation kinematics models
Analysis and optimization of missile performance both in simulation and flight test
Key Responsibilities for Flight Controls / Flight Sciences:
Development of flight control system architectures and requirements
Implementation of advanced control laws to maximize performance
Coding of algorithms in higher order computer languages
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
Control Actuation Systems
Analysis of air vehicle performance both in simulation and flight test
Store / Weapon integration on launch aircraft
Key Responsibilities in Aerodynamics:
Development of aerodynamic configurations and requirements
Conducting trade studies to evaluate candidate system architectures including kinematic performance, stability, and control
Planning, coordinating, and conducting high speed wind tunnel tests
Planning, coordinating, and executing CFD analysis and tool development
Development and implementation of aerodynamics models for use in 6DOF simulations
Development and implementation of aerodynamic uncertainty models
Analysis of air vehicle performance both in simulation and flight test
Key Responsibilities in Guidance Design and GPS:
Develop and implement missile guidance algorithms and flight software
Design state estimation and guidance sensor fusion algorithms
Implement vehicle kinematic models in simulation
Analyze and optimize missile performance in simulation, laboratory, and flight testing
Resolve GNC system anomalies observed in simulation or test environments
Required Education, Skills and Experience:
BS degree in one of the following:Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or Systems Engineering with four (4) years of applied work experience (MS degree and 2 years of experience or Ph.D. with academic experience)
Strong academic and analytical background with course work and independent research that includes a combination of at least two of the following areas: digital and modern control systems, dynamics, Kalman filter design, signal processing, 6DOF simulations, guidance algorithms, flight control requirements development, or wind tunnel testing
Four (4) years of applied work experience with Matlab, C, C++, or Object Oriented design
Past use or familiarity with UNIX and LINUX operating systems as well as Microsoft products
U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.
Must have an existing or the ability to obtain a Department of Defense issued Secret Security clearance.This position requires the eligibility to obtain a security clearance.Non-US citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance.The Defense Industrial Security Clearance Office (DISCO), an agency of the Department of Defense, handles and adjudicates the security clearance process.
Must be willing to relocate to Tucson, AZ (comprehensive relocation package available)
Desired Education, Skills and Experience:
Masters or Ph.D. in degrees listed above
Experience with missiles, gravity bombs, glide bombs, or autonomous/collaborative air vehicles
Ability to operate independently with minimal supervision
Ability to communicate effectively with senior leadership and other engineering disciplines
Depending on technical focus area:Guidance law development, state estimation, Kalman filtering, sensor fusion, trajectory shaping, path planning, miss distance performance optimization, kinematic analysis of actuation system effectorsFree stream wind tunnel testing and aero model developmentFlight testing; ability to design an envelope clearance test plan, reduce the data, and validate the 6DOF flow field modelsPlanning and executing flow field wind tunnel tests including grid runs, captive trajectory systems, and attached-store loads testingCFD analysis and interpreting CFD dataSystem identification techniques applied to flexible body dynamics, and application of structural filters to minimize impact to control systemsAssessing GNC system integration risks through test data analysisPreparing system trade studiesPerformance analysis by simulation Monte Carlo assessments with expected system disturbances, including verification and validation techniques Algorithm optimization
Knowledge of related disciplines: airborne RADAR systems including RF signal processing and tracking algorithms; embedded software development and hardware/software integration; system engineering design methods including requirements analysis and flowdown, specification derivation and interface control documentation
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Business Unit Profile
Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) is the world leader in the design, development and production of missile systems for critical requirement including air-to-air, strike, surface Navy air defense, land combat missiles, guided projectiles, exoatmospheric kill vehicles, missile defense and directed energy weapons. RMS is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona with over 11,000 employees operating at sites across the country and internationally.
Flight & Aircraft
Type Of Job
AZ - Tucson
Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.