Edge Autonomy – Senior GNC Engineer – sUAS News
Location: San Luis Obispo, California – United States of America
About the position
Edge Autonomy of San Luis Obispo is looking for a Senior GNC Engineer to grow our small agile team of engineers. We are looking for a candidate who can collaborate well with a small team to develop unmanned aircraft products for military and commercial applications.
The work is convenient, fast, fun and rewarding. There is a good variety of projects and challenges and exposure to multiple disciplines including aerospace, mechanical, electrical and software.
No permission required
Bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering or equivalent
Not a remote position
Senior Position: 5+ years preferred work experience in flight control for UAS, flight control systems software implementation, flight performance testing, flight data review
Design and develop guidance, navigation and flight control algorithms for drones
fixed-wing and VTOL aircraft
Write, test and document C/C++ autopilot software code
Verify control law performance and troubleshoot flight control issues using 6-DOF
analysis tools, HIL simulation and flight test data
Analyze customer provided flight data to determine what went wrong and determine how
To do it better
Generate shop and flight test plans to explore or validate vehicle behavior
Participate in flight test activities
Analyze flight logs to (help) determine the root cause of problems
Perform simulations to answer hypothetical questions
Analyze vehicle firmware and communicate with firmware team
5+ years of relevant experience developing flight control software for fixed-wing aircraft, with demonstrated in-depth understanding of fixed-wing aircraft dynamics, control theory/design/analysis and theory /design/navigation analysis
Demonstrated proficiency in C/C++
Work experience in computer model-based development of flight control systems, including proficiency in MATLAB/Simulink or other model-based development toolset
Solid experience in sensor fusion
Know the characteristics and limits of sensors and actuators
Experience in tuning PID controllers, state estimators, signal processing, path planning
Experience in simulation, implementation, testing and verification of control systems
Must understand engineering concepts, principles, theory and experience
demonstrate the application of these concepts
Must have strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team
Experience with embedded systems development and signal processing
Experience designing and implementing software for on-board real-time control systems
for unmanned aircraft and/or robotics
At Edge Autonomy, we care about every team member and provide a positive culture with career growth opportunities, competitive compensation, and comprehensive benefits
401K — up to 4% match
Additional paid sick time
Edge Autonomy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
All aspects of employment, including the decision to hire, promote, discipline or terminate, will be based on merit, skill, performance and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, sex, gender identity or expression, medical condition, pregnancy , national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, military service, or other status protected by federal, state law or local.
Conditions of employment:
This is a salaried position requiring 40 hours per week during normal working hours.
If an offer of employment is extended, a background check is required and the offer of
employment depends on results.
Based on our job requirements, candidates must comply with NOFORN security
Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is a condition of employment at Edge Autonomy.
Proof of vaccination or accommodation application approved by Edge Autonomy will be
required before starting to work with the Company.
A note on our response to COVID-19
Edge Autonomy is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for its employees.
As we continue to deliver on our commitments of providing the highest quality product to our
customers, the health, safety and well-being of our employees and their families remains our top priority. As the situation evolves, so does our plan. Not only are we following all CDC, state, and local guidelines, but we are taking extra precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We remain vigilant and will continue to be proactive in keeping our community safe.