Orbital ATK Careers

Principal Aerospace Engineer

El Segundo, CA
Engineering and Sciences


Job Description

Job ID: BSK20171608-40836

With projected annual revenues in of nearly $4.5 billion, approximately 12,000 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission — whether it’s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world’s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation’s largest manufacturer of ammunition.

Orbital ATK Space Systems Group designs, manufactures and operates small and medium-class spacecraft for communications, imaging, scientific, exploration and national security space applications. The Group is leading supplier of space components that power and enable satellites of all classes, provides technical engineering services to government agencies and laboratories, and is developing exciting new satellite servicing and advanced space flight technologies.

United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential.

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.

Division Summary:

Division Summary:

Today our rapidly growing national security space business supports a variety of cutting-edge missions ranging from small mission/concept studies to medium-sized technology demonstration programs, to large-scale national programs; and our work spans the entire life cycle from early concept studies, design development, system integration/test, launch, early ops, and mission ops/sustainment.

We currently have challenging technical work at the mission, segment, subsystem and component levels.  If you’re looking for the next big step in your career, you’ve come to the right place because at Orbital ATK you can join a highly innovative and motivated team that is making a direct impact in advancing the technology that is protecting our nation’s security

Summary/Responsibilities:

Perform spacecraft attitude control systems analysis, test, design and/or development. Run detailed spacecraft simulations using in house simulations. Design spacecraft attitude and orbit determination and control loops using MATLAB. Design various Guidance, Navigation and control algorithms using various tools, including MATLAB and C/C++ compilers. Develop subsystem specifications, develop GNC Flight software, test GNC FSW. Develop and test operations scripts. Enhance or extend simulator capabilities. Document results and create presentation materials.

Requirements:

  • *Top Secret security clearance with a current valid background investigation*
  • A Bachelor’s Degree and 6 or more years of related experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise using MATLAB
  • Experience coding in C or C++
  • MS degree with spacecraft attitude control design experience

 

Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products – and your ideas – into the future.  When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you’ll be amazed at what you can do!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Type: Full Time
Desired Travel: less than 25%
Years of Experience: 5-8 Years
Education: Bachelors
Expertise: Engineering
Group: Space