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Sr. Spacecraft Navigation Engineer

Company: Oceaneering
Location: Houston
Posted on: November 26, 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

Spacecraft Navigation Engineer to support the development and testing of navigation algorithms/systems for NASA/JSC manned spacecraft projects including Orion, Gateway, Commercial Crew, and Human Landing System (HLS).

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Design and develop navigation algorithms for the integrated GN&C system for NASA spacecraft
  • Integrate, test, and analyze navigation algorithms in a 6-DOF GN&C environment
  • Provide oversight of the design and functionality of commercial partner's navigation systems
  • Formally document the results of all design and analysis activities
  • Perform other duties as required


    • This position reports to the Program Manager


      • A Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an ABET accredited engineering school and a minimum of 4+ years of related engineering experience, or a Master's degree from an accredited engineering school and 2+ years of related engineering experience, or Ph.D. from an accredited engineering school and zero (0) years of related experience.
      • Skills and experience should include:
      • Coursework and/or in-depth knowledge of:
      • Linear and non-linear state estimation theory
      • Linear covariance analysis
      • Numerical methods
      • Astrodynamics
      • Familiarity with relative navigation concepts
      • Knowledge in the design, analysis, and implementation of navigation algorithms
      • Experience with spacecraft simulation modeling and analysis of integrated GN&C systems
      • Experience programming in C/C++ and knowledge of Matlab/Simulink
      • The proven ability to solve complex total GN&C system and simulation problems
      • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment consisting of NASA civil servants and various contractor employees.


        • Minimum of an MS in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering
        • Knowledge of image processing
        • Knowledge of inertial sensors

          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.

          Closing Statement

          As COVID-19 continues to significantly impact employees, workplaces, families and communities, many of Oceaneering's clients are requiring that all individuals working at their sites be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, including employees of Oceaneering and other contractors. Accordingly, only individuals who are, or are willing to be, fully vaccinated before their start date are eligible for this position. Any applicant selected for this position will be required to prove that they are fully vaccinated prior to their start date.

Keywords: Oceaneering, Houston , Sr. Spacecraft Navigation Engineer, Engineering , Houston, Texas

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