Guidance and Navigation System Engineer

US-UT-Hill AFB | US-CA-San Bernardino
2 weeks ago
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Engility delivers innovative solutions to critical challenges facing the nation and the world. As a premier provider of integrated services for the U.S. government, we support the Department of Defense, intelligence community, space communities, federal civilian agencies and international customers. Engility is dedicated to making lives better, safer and more secure.


Engility is seeking an experienced Guidance and Navigation System Engineer to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located at San Bernardino, CA or Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

Commit your years of experience to a future of excellence as you help shape the future of the United States ICBM.  The Minuteman III weapon system was first fielded in1962, and has been upgraded in various stages over the life of the program to maintain system capability. 


Engility is responsible for the Force Development Evaluation (FDE) of the current Minuteman III, and provides analysis capabilities to the Air Force to ensure that all system accuracy performance requirements are achieved.  Engility provides engineering support (Advisory & Assistance services) as part of a multi-command, multi-contractor team. 


Engility is seeking an engineer with a background in aerospace/aeronautics, specifically in flight testing, to include flight instrumentation, telemetry, flight termination, and range operations. Don’t miss this great opportunity to contribute to one of the most exciting and challenging development and sustainment efforts in the Department of Defense (DoD).  Position and pay will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Define, analyze, and review results from model simulations
  • Develop, modify, and maintain software tools that predict pre-flight performance under nominal, off-nominal, and Monte Carlo flight conditions
  • Develop, modify, and maintain software tools that analyze post-flight data to break-out sub-system errors, e.g. guidance hardware, software, targeting, survey, reentry, etc.
  • Develop, modify, and maintain trajectory processing tools for the reduction and analysis of flight test data to determine Best Estimate of Trajectory (BET)
  • Update models based on designs, test results, and other data
  • Develop, modify, and maintain hazards assessment tools to evaluate probability of impact and expected casualties from off-nominal and failure modes
  • Prepare presentations, reports, research, and other contract deliverables related to analyses performed

Required Qualifications

  • BS in engineering, physics or Related Field with 9+ years of work experience or a MS in engineering, physics or related field with 14+ years of work experience
  • Must have an Active DoD Secret security clearance 
  • Must have experience with Linux
  • Must be proficient in FORTRAN software and MATLAB
  • Must have GPS translator and navigation flight code experience
  • Experience with statistical analysis of test and simulation results using tools such as MATLAB
  • Experience in at least one of the following: control systems engineering, dynamic six degree of freedom modeling and simulation, launch vehicle analysis, navigation systems. Preference given to multiple skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • May require up to 25% travel    

Desired Qualifications

  • MS or PhD in engineering
  • Prior ICBM weapon system experience
  • Understanding of missile (rigid body) dynamics including aerodynamics and propulsion dynamics
  • Experience with various scientific programming languages (MATLAB, FORTRAN, C++, etc.)


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