GNC Engineer - Navigation SME

    • BAE Systems
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Posted 31 days ago | Updated 5 hours ago


On Site
USD 118,129.00 - 200,864.00 per year
Full Time


Digital signal processing
Design analysis
Performance analysis
Monte Carlo method
Applied mathematics
Applied physics
Systems engineering
Requirements analysis
Time management
Information Technology
Customer support
Software deployment
Global Positioning System
Electrical engineering
Mechanical engineering
Adobe AIR
Security clearance
Programmable logic controller

Job Details

Job Description
BAE Systems is looking for an experienced Guidance, Navigation and Controls Engineer focused on Navigation to work on a team of GNC Engineers solving complex problems and bringing new technologies to market. This is an on-site or hybrid on-site position in Minneapolis working a 9/80 schedule with every other Friday off.

This is a technical position performing guidance, navigation and control algorithm design and analysis for precision guided munition systems from concept to deployment. The primary focus of this position is navigation solution and tracking filter design, analysis, implementation, documentation, integration and test. The Guidance, Navigation and Control Group is responsible for all requirements, trade studies, algorithm designs and performance analyses required to develop products that navigate, guide and fly precisely and accurately.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Design, analysis and optimization of aided navigation systems, target track filters, mid-course and terminal guidance algorithms
  • Analysis and integration of strapdown seekers, GPS receivers, radar data, and inertial measurement units
  • Flight test support, data reduction and verification
  • Use Kalman filtering, and other estimation techniques, to provided aided navigation solutions, target state estimates and other observers for guided flight
  • Apply digital signal processing techniques and navigation system error analysis to verify sensor and filter performance
  • Generate preflight performance predictions and adjust based on post flight reconstruction and analysis
  • Develop, modify, and maintain software tools to include evaluation of nominal and Monte Carlo flight conditions at various levels of modeling fidelity
  • Prepare presentations, reports, research, and other contract deliverables related to designs, analyses, and tests performed

Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Typically a Master's Degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or Applied Mathematics or Applied Physics and 6+ years of experience in Guidance, Navigation or Controls theory, test and analysis.
  • Experience developing and verifying models of concept flight systems and subsystems for strapdown seekers, radar systems, GPS/GNSS, launch platforms, inertial measurement units, magnetometers.
  • Experience developing and verifying models of concept flight systems and subsystems for Navigation, upfinding, and air data estimation solutions.
  • Developed and demonstrated advanced aided navigation solutions with strapdown inertial measurement units (IMU's).
  • Experience performing systems engineering trade studies, analysis of alternatives, sensitivity analysis, etc.
  • Proficiency with modeling and simulation using Simulink and analysis and optimization in Matlab.
  • Proactive, self-starting, independent, flexible engineer with excellent interpersonal skills.

Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • PhD in Electrical, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or Applied Mathematics or Applied Physics.
  • Experience with requirements analysis, stability analysis, and mission effectiveness analysis.
  • Developed, tested and delivered code for a guided munition or other flight systems.
  • Proven skills at developing, testing, and refining flight algorithms (Navigation filters, track filters, air data estimation, autopilots, guidance algorithms).
  • Recent task management experience in an engineering development environment (schedule and budget tracking/work package management).
  • Demonstrated presentation skills and experience interfacing with customer.
  • Working knowledge of C/C++.
  • Current Department of Defense Secret Clearance.

Pay Information
Full-Time Salary Range: $118129 - $200864

Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience.

Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.

About BAE Systems Platforms & Services
BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

The Platforms & Services (P&S) sector under BAE Systems, Inc does the big stuff: the armored combat vehicles, naval guns, missile launchers, and naval ship repair...just to name a few. Our employees take pride in the work they do and why they do it. They are on the front lines every day, building our products to protect the lives of those who serve. We may be biased, but we think P&S does some of the coolest work around, and we think you will too.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.