[P31] GNC Engineer

Parque Industrial de Elche (Poligono Industrial), Spain


Trajectory design and analysis of launch vehicles and related launch operations in the department of Systems and GNC.


  • Perform trajectory design, optimization, and dispersion for suborbital and orbital launch vehicles.

  • Development of 6-DOF launch vehicle and spacecraft dynamics simulators.

  • Perform aerodynamic characterization of aerospace vehicles.

  • Contribute to flight safety analysis, safety corridors, IIPs.

  • Interaction with other subsystems and systems engineers for trajectory optimization.

  • Contribution to launch licensing according to international regulations.

  • Provide inputs for flight hardware (structural and propulsion components).

  • Pre-flight / post-flight data processing and correlation with simulations and tests.

  • Software verification via testing with flight-software-in-the-loop and hardware-in-the-loop.

Required competences

  • Master's degree in Aerospace engineering, Space exploration or flight mechanics, or GNC.

  • 5-7 years of experience with Matlab/Simulink.

  • 5-7 years of experience with flight simulation programs (rocket trajectories) and orbital mechanics.

  • Experience with space Launch Vehicle trajectory simulations (suborbital or orbital) and with the use of ASTOS, STK or similar software.

  • Relevant experience in rocket trajectory analysis and simulation software development.

  • Knowledge of Computer Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software.

  • Knowledge of ballistic missile and orbital trajectory simulations.

  • Knowledge of aerodynamic reentry simulations and analysis.

  • Knowledge of security analysis and international regulations.

  • English.

  • Stress Tolerance.

  • Problem solving.

  • Multitasking.

  • Wordload capacity.

  • Autonomy.

Valued competences

  • Experience with spacecraft orbital trajectory design and simulations.

  • Experience with ballistic missile trajectory design.

  • Experience with re-entry aerothermodynamics analysis and simulations.

  • Experience with Safety analysis and international regulations for launch vehicles.

  • Experience with FTS design and dispersion simulation.

  • Experience with control dynamics and optimization strategies for missile and orbital spacecrafts. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

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