GNC - GNC Engineer

Permanent employee, Full-time · Munich

Your mission
Here at The Exploration Company we are developing, producing, and operating Nyx, a modular and reusable space orbital vehicle that can eventually be refuelled in orbit, and which carries cargo – and potentially humans in the longer run. We want you as a talented GNC Engineer to contribute to the GNC subsystem design, testing, verification and validation of our vehicles. 

Tasks: 
As a core member of the GNC team, your duties will include: 
  • Participate in the design and implementation of the AOCS/GNC subsystem of The Exploration Company’s spacecraft 
  • Design, synthesis, test, implementation, verification, and validation of GNC algorithms 
  • Generate, verify and analyse auto-coded GNC software 
  • Implement the GNC code into the Flight Software 
  • Develop high fidelity 6 degrees of freedom models and simulations to analyse the system performance 
  • Perform design, optimisation and dispersion analyses 
  • AOCS/GNC hardware modelling and simulation 
  • Reporting of test results and analysis, with a focus on efficient and automated documentation 
What we would love to see from you
In the role of GNC Engineer ideally, you will have the following: 
  • MSc. in Aerospace or related engineering discipline. A higher degree is considered advantageous. 
  • 3+ years’ experience in GNC. 
  • Experience with auto-code generation processes. 
  • Experience with flight physics simulation. 
  • Strong understanding of classical dynamics, orbital and flight mechanics, modelling and simulation, and software development. 
  • Software development experience in C, Python and MATLAB/Simulink. 
  • Passion for advancing the commercial space industry. 
  • Highly motivated to work in a fast paced, autonomously driven, and demanding start-up environment. 
  • Fluent in English. German or French is an asset. 
Skills and Behaviours: 
  • Ability to work equally well unsupervised or as part of a team 
  • Strong organising and prioritisation of tasks 
  • Positive and flexible attitude to get the job done 
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of the business 
  • Demonstrates behaviours consistent with The Exploration Company’s core values of Commitment, Innovation, Trust, Quality, and Teamwork 
Why you should join us
What makes us special here at The Exploration Company and why we think you will enjoy working here is: 
  • We’re Agile - we make decisions fast whilst keeping our goals and systems in mind 
  • We’re Open and Collaborative - we are transparent about risks and obstacles, so that we can cooperate together to overcome them 
  • We have a lot of Fun - we refuel our energy knowing we are democratising space. It’s a wonderful and rare opportunity, are YOU up for the challenge? 

We'd love to hear from you if you wish to be a part of our journey. Please submit your CV now for immediate consideration and we will be in touch shortly. 

The Exploration Company is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Relocation assistance is provided for those willing to relocate including visa sponsorship where applicable.  
About us
The Exploration Company develops, produces and operates Nyx, a modular and reusable orbital vehicle that can eventually be refuelled in orbit, and which carries cargo - and potentially humans in the longer run.

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