Guidance, Navigation, and Controls Engineer
Seattle-based LeoStella, a joint venture between Spaceflight Industries and Thales Alenia Space, is a state-of-the-art small satellite design and manufacturing company that is redefining how satellite constellations are built at scale. The company is pioneering revolutionary engineering and manufacturing processes from the ground up to accelerate the development and production while lowering the costs of small-sat constellations. By removing the barriers of building satellite constellations, LeoStella is helping organizations and markets change the world.
LeoStella requires an experienced, creative, and energetic GNC engineer to support the development of high-performance attitude control systems for satellite constellations. We need an exceptional individual contributor who enjoys working very closely with hardware in an agile and dynamic environment where schedules are critical.
As a GNC engineer at LeoStella, you will be responsible for the development of dynamic models for spacecraft motion, actuators, sensors, and environmental models like gravity, magnetic field, solar radiation, etc. You will develop, implement, and test attitude determination and control algorithms. You will participate in hardware development and procurement, working closely with suppliers to ensure attitude control hardware performs as needed to ensure the required system performance. You will also work closely with customers to support and maintain LeoStella spacecraft in orbit.
To be successful in this position, you will need to be passionate about delivering exceptional products that meet or exceed requirements and enable new capabilities for satellite performance. This passion will fuel your self-motivation to push tasks to ultimate completion. You will also need to enjoy working in a collaborative environment and work daily with engineers from multiple disciplines – systems, software, electrical, etc. You must be eager to receive and give peer feedback that enables our high performing team to be greater than the sum of its parts.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.