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Senior GNC Engineer

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Other Engineering
Webster, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, October 11, 2023

OVERVIEW: Axiom Space is the commercial leader in human spaceflight and on-orbit research & manufacturing services, steered by a team of experts and guided by the vision of a thriving home in space that benefits every human, everywhere. Axiom provides unprecedented access to the International Space Station today while building and operating its successor – the world’s first international commercial space station – to improve life on Earth and foster possibilities beyond it. Our mission-driven team is seeking a bold and dynamic Senior GNC Engineer who is preoccupied with big questions: Where do we go from here? What are the limits of innovation and exploration? How do we continue to evolve as a species?

SUMMARY: Our team is looking for a Senior GNC Engineer to support the design, development, assembly, integration, test, validation, flight production and operations of our Guidance, Navigation, and Control System for Axiom Station modules. The role requires a strong technical background, organizational time management, and adept communication skills.

This position has multiple job openings (and may be filled at multiple levels).


  • Support the development of the GNC system
  • Support the development of GNC algorithms and simulation models to verify GNC system
  • Support the Monte Carlo analysis required to satisfied requirements
  • Use modeling, analysis, and simulation tools to determine system performance and ensure compliance

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience

  • S. in Engineering or related field with 5+ years of experience
  • S. or Ph.D. in Engineering or related field
  • Experience developing spacecraft GN&C systems for space vehicles
  • Significant C++, Python, and MATLAB programming experience
  • Experience developing spacecraft guidance algorithms and trajectories
  • Experience with controller development, stability analysis, and thruster-select logic
  • Experience developing spacecraft, environment, and sensor simulation models
  • Experience developing Kalman Filters
  • Experience with GN&C hardware including IMU, GPS, Star Trackers, and LIDAR
  • Experience with SWIL and HWIL testing and integration
  • Experience with NASA’s Trick simulation framework
  • Experience with JSC Engineering Orbital Mechanics (JEOD)
  • Experience working in a multi-function team in an Agile environment

Essential Functions

Work Environment: Generally, an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on the task.


  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.
  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is advertised.
  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.
  • Candidates applying for Engineering positions are required to have an engineering degree from an ABET accredited program. For more information on included programs, please visit Home - ABET

Physical Requirements

  • Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of the time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. (5% of the time).
  • Equipment and Machines
  • Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).


  • Excellent interpersonal skill
  • Excellent communication skill, verbal and written
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Result oriented personality with a creative approach to problem solving
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Self-motivated

Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values; benefits organization through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity
  • Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources
  • Teamwork - Eager and able to work in a collaborative and cross-disciplinary fashion in a fast-paced, dynamic, and deadline-oriented environment

Axiom Space is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Axiom Space does not discriminate on the basis of race, regional color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.