Lead Autopilot Gnc Engineer Featured
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Lead Autopilot Gnc Engineer job at Natilus in San Diego CA
Description, duties, responsibilities
Natilus is seeking a Flight Controls Engineer to lead our Autopilot team. The group will design analyze and implement control algorithms for unconventional manned and unmanned air vehicles. The team is involved in physical modeling controls and estimation control law development with test pilots in simulated environments software development flight testing of small scale unmanned airplanes supporting manned flight testing and whatever else is needed to make things fly. Natilus is designing and building a large 19000lb Blended Wing Body (BWB) unmanned aerial vehicle to reduce the cost of air freight by 50%. It will be one of the largest UAVs in the world and the first full scale BWB design to fly.
This position is based out of San Diego CA and will require 25% travel.
US Citzens or Permanent Residents may apply.
Lead a team of peers to establish requirements for flight control system
Source select and analyze flight sensors
Design and implement flight control algorithms
Develop flight simulation programs
Test control algorithms in simulation hardware-in-loop and flight
4-year college degree in aerospace engineering robotics or equivalent field
4+ years previous experience developing flight dynamics simulators navigation algorithms and/or flight control algorithms
4 or more years professional experience with C++/Matlab/Simulink
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Preferred Skills And Experience
MS or PhD in aerospace engineering robotics or equivalent field
Good grasp of aerodynamics and flight dynamics
Experience with manned aircraft
Previous experience shipping a product
Demonstrated ability to work in a self-directed manner in a fast-paced environment
Attention to detail
- Health Care Plan (Medical Dental and Vision)
- Retirement Plan (401k IRA)
- Life Insurance (Basic Voluntary and AD&D)
- Paid Time Off (Vacation Sick and Public Holidays)
- Stock Option Plan
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