Engineer - Guidance, Navigation & Controls

Dana Point, CA 92629

Employment Type: Direct Category: Mechanical Engineer Job Number: 8593

Job Description


  • BS (systems, software, aerospace engineering)
  • Masters or PhD preferred
  • 5+ years experience in GN&C and aerospace industry
  • Hands-on experience with  Pixhawk, PX4, ArduPilot, C++, RTOS
  • Development of  linear and non-linear flight dynamic models
  • Aerodynamic stability and control modes
  • Navigation controls: GPS/INS, state determination, attitude estimation
  • Controls design, analysis, and simulation approaches


  • Design, analyze, implement, and test the Guidance, Navigation, and Control algorithms for Swift’s Unmanned Aerial Systems.
  • Conceptualize & Design control architecture, flight stability and controls tuning, analyze linear and non-linear controls,
  • GN&C software development and test, as well as, maintaining high-fidelity 6-DOF simulations.
  • Work in tandem with cross functional teams for overall System Architecture, Design, Integration, and Testing 
  • Work with product development engineers to develop test requirements 

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