National Space Society

Senior Spacecraft Navigation Engineer - Space Systems

Oceaneering International
Houston, Texas, United States
10 days ago


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.

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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

OSS is looking for a 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). You should have excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment consisting of NASA civil servants and various contractor employees.

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


* Bachelor's degree in Engineering (or closely related field) from an ABET accredited 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; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

* Coursework and/or in-depth knowledge of several of the following:

* 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


* 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.

Job Information

  • Job ID: ba5122c0-27615235565
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas, United States
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