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Guidance Navigation and Controls-Early Career (Security Clearance required)

Company: Raytheon
Location: Tucson
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

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 world's largest developer, producer and integrator of weapon systems. In fact, we've 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 SystemsAir & Land Warfare SystemsAdvanced 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 algorithmsDevelopment 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 requirementsImplementation of advanced control laws to maximize performanceCoding of algorithms in higher order computer languagesComputational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)Control Actuation SystemsAnalysis of air vehicle performance both in simulation and flight test Store / Weapon integration on launch aircraftKey Responsibilities in Aerodynamics:Development of aerodynamic configurations and requirementsConducting trade studies to evaluate candidate system architectures including kinematic performance, stability, and control Planning, coordinating, and conducting high speed wind tunnel testsPlanning, coordinating, and executing CFD analysis and tool development Development and implementation of aerodynamics models for use in 6DOF simulationsDevelopment and implementation of aerodynamic uncertainty modelsAnalysis 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 softwareDesign state estimation and guidance sensor fusion algorithmsImplement vehicle kinematic models in simulationAnalyze and optimize missile performance in simulation, laboratory, and flight testingResolve GNC system anomalies observed in simulation or test environmentsRequired 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 testingFour (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 productsU.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.Other Requirements: 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 vehiclesAbility to operate independently with minimal supervisionAbility to communicate effectively with senior leadership and other engineering disciplinesDepending 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 optimizationKnowledge 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 documentationCheck us out on YouTube:Are you ready to be remarkable with Raytheon?Multi-Mission SM-6 Missile Launch in 360--Make the Shift to Proactive Threat HuntingSeaRAM Anti-Ship Missile Defense System 147790Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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