Senior AOCS/GNC Engineer

Senior AOCS/GNC Engineer

Job Title: Senior AOCS/GNC Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Glasgow
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: VM3485
Contact Name: Vincent Mackay
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 27, 2020 11:40

Job Description

Senior AOCS/GNC Engineer

Location: Glasgow 

Salary: Competitive Salary

If you’re an exceptionally talented Senior AOCS/GNC Engineer looking for a full-time opportunity at one of the worlds most renowned companies, making real changes in the space industry, then my client is someone you should be speaking too today!

My client is providing market leading space technologies and services pushing the boundaries of Small Satellite Capabilities.

Key responsibilities:

  • Nanosatellite attitude and orbit control algorithm development, implementation and test
  • Elicitation and definition of customer attitude determination and control user requirements
  • Performing Hardware-In-the-Loop verification testing of new and novel AOCS algorithms
  • Validation of on orbit telemetry through LEOPS commissioning phase
  • On orbit anomaly resolution of AOCS systems
  • Characterisation of AOCS sensors and actuators, modelling from first principles
  • Integration of AOCS sensors and actuators into nanosatellite platforms
  • Leadership and Technical mentoring of junior engineers

Essential Experience, Skills and Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience as an AOCS/GNC engineer in industry
  • Strong mathematical and control system design skills
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Knowledge and experience of Software and Hardware development processes
  • Experience in designing and characterising attitude sensing and control systems
  • Strong MATLAB/Simulink modelling experience
  • Ability to write technical documentation to a high standard

Desirable knowledge/experience:

  • Knowledge or awareness of ECSS standards relating to attitude and orbit control
  • Ability to write and/or debug C/C++ programming language
For more information about this role please contact Vincent on or call 0203 435 5598