02 Jan
Principal & Staff Dynamics & Control Analysis (DCA) Engineers
California, Paloalto , 94301 Paloalto USA

Please review the job details below.Maxar is currently seeking experienced Dynamics & Controls Analysis (DCA) Engineers to join our Space team in Westminster, CO or Palo Alto, CA. (these may also be performed remotely within the U.S.) In this role, you will be part of an amazing team to put satellites in orbit around the earth and moon! Responsibilities may include at least one or more of the following: What you'll do day-to-day (with your colleagues):

  • Work with a team of DCA Engineers to support a variety of satellite programs within Maxar
  • Assist other peer organizations in solving for the whole: drive greater ownership & solutioning to ensure all programs are successful
  • Perform design and analysis of satellite attitude determination and control systems
  • Perform ADCS hardware specification and modeling
  • Analyze hardware redundancy and design fault management approaches
  • Develop high fidelity six-degree of freedom single and multi-vehicle simulation
  • Implement closed loop pointing, orbit raising, and station keeping algorithms
  • Analyze platform stability to ensure low jitter of line-of-sight instruments
  • Perform Systems Analysis using first principals
  • Provide strong technical leadership and mentorship to junior engineers
Minimum Requirements
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering, computer science, or a related field. 4 additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree.
  • A minimum of 5 years of related experience; a Master's degree may be considered in lieu of 2 years of professional experience; a Ph.D in controls engineering, software engineering, or aerospace engineering, or a directly related field (physics, mathematics, advanced modeling and data systems) may be considered in lieu of 2 years of professional experience
  • Experience as a project lead engineer or lead design engineer
  • Experience in the field of dynamics and control analysis
  • Experience in software development in a traditional methodology
  • Experience in estimating, project-based costing, and financial accountability
  • Experienced in use of Matlab/Simulink design
Preferred Qualifications Successful candidates will have some combination of the following capabilities, experience and skills:
  • Depth of knowledge in requirements management and subsequent V&V testing sequence
  • Demonstrated project or professional experience in either satellite attitude determination and control or orbit raising and station keeping
  • Experience in a Scaled Agile Framework
  • Experience with Matlab Autocode implementation on real time processors
  • Experienced in use of Matlab/Simulink design and development of tools for modeling, analysis and/or simulation of sensors, actuators, control mode, plant, and disturbances
  • Experience with flexible body control, orbital maneuvering, filtering, fault management, software development, and navigation filtering
  • Strong understanding of classical dynamics, orbital mechanics, modeling and simulation, and software development
  • Experience with cradle to grave development of three axis stabilized spacecraft incorporating momentum, magnetic, and propulsive control
  • Smallsat development experience
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills with the ability to articulate complex technical issues to peers, management, subcontractors and customers
Maxar employees must follow all applicable Maxar policies and COVID-19 requirements as well as those of Maxar customers and third parties. Individual job requirements may vary, and Maxar reserves the right to modify its policies and requirements as it deems appropriate in accordance with applicable law. Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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