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Lead Spacecraft Rendezvous and Proximity Operations GN&C Engineer III

Company: Oceaneering
Location: Houston
Posted on: November 27, 2022

Job Description:

Company Profile

Oceaneering Space Systems (OSS) is a precision engineering and manufacturing group which specializes in turn-key design, development, manufacturing, certification, maintenance, and testing of extra-vehicular and intra-vehicular (EVA & IVA) tools and equipment for astronauts; including life support and environmental control systems for space; robotic systems for military, space, and biological research; and thermal protection systems for launch vehicles. We also provide specialized engineering and support services in these areas, and astronaut training in NASA's Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory.

For more information please go to www.oceaneering.com and click on Products & Services, then click Space Systems (OSS). This position is located in Clear Lake, Texas.

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Position Summary

Serve as the primary point of contact between NASA and visiting vehicle providers, with both commercial and

international partners.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Lead Spacecraft Rendezvous and Proximity Operations GN&C Engineer will:

  • Serve as the primary point of contact between NASA and visiting vehicle providers, with both commercial and international partners
  • Certify GNC system requirements compliance through review of analysis and test reports, including assessment of navigation sensor performance, trajectory dispersions, and other GN&C parameters
  • Certify fault tolerance safety requirements compliance through review of GNC-related hazard reports and associated verification evidence, including communicating uncovered issues to a Safety Review Panel
  • Identify and recommend solutions to GNC/RPO performance related issues
  • Represent the NASA ISS program with providers in all aspects of program management, requirements definition, verification, and reviews of visiting vehicles to the ISS
  • Conduct performance assessments on delivered GN&C data from visiting vehicle providers and provide feedback on complianceProvide feedback on Monte Carlo trajectory analysis that the RPO team performs in independent 6 degrees-of-freedom simulations
  • Provide engineering inputs to operational products, such as flight rules and on-orbit demonstration plans
  • Provide console support during real-time ground monitoring of the visiting vehicle's GN&C system on missions
  • Maintain relationships with a diverse technical team, including personnel from engineering, safety, flight operations, crew office, and visiting vehicle providers
  • Perform other duties as required
    • This position has no supervisory responsibilities
      • This position reports to the Project or Program Manager


        This position has been posted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate's experience, requirements, and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has been advertised.
        • BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school and ten (10) years of direct engineering experience, or a MS degree from an accredited engineering school and eight (8) years of direct engineering experience, or Ph.D. and four (4) years of direct engineering experience
        • Experience with orbital mechanics and GNC principles
        • Knowledge in the development of GNC algorithms and analyzing system performance for spacecraft
        • Experience with design, verification, testing, and operation of GNC hardware and software
        • Experience with spacecraft rendezvous, proximity operations, and capture/docking
        • Experience with the development of space system requirements and documents
        • Strong interpersonal skills to enable successful performance in a collaborative engineering environment
        • Ability to organize and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and schedules with limited supervision
        • Ability to prepare written documents and to verbally present at various meetings
        • Excellent communication and documentation skills and the ability to work in a team environment consisting of NASA civil servants and various contractor employees
        • Experience with Microsoft Office products
          • MS in Aerospace Engineering with a focus on GNC, flight controls, and orbital mechanics.
          • Experience developing, verifying, and validating simulation models
          • Familiarity with spacecraft docking systems
          • Working knowledge of NASA, JSC, and ISS standard practices and requirements, including safety and fault tolerance - Experience with NASA flight operations and procedures
          • Familiarity of NASA/JSC documentation databases and SharePoint sites
          • Experience with LINUX, Python, and C++
          • Experience with MATLAB and Simulink toolboxes
          • Experience with the NASA Trick simulation architecture and JEOD (JSC Engineering Orbital Dynamics) modeling package
          • Experience with Git version control
            Equal Opportunity Employer

            All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors.

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