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Senior GNC Engineer
Payload Aerospace SL Alicante, Spain 143 Days Ago
Job Category: Launchers
Sub Category: GNC
Job Type: Full-Time
Post/Zip Code:
Posted: 26-11-2020
Minimum Education: Master’s Degree
Degree Title: Aerospace or equivalent
Minimum Experience: 7 Year
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Job Status
Job Status: Sourcing
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 26-11-2020
Stop Publishing: 31-03-2021
Alicante, Spain
  • Trajectory design and analysis of launch vehicles and related launch operations in the department of Avionics and GNC.


  • Perform trajectory design, optimization, and dispersion for suborbital and orbital launch vehicles.
  • Development of 6-DOF launch vehicle and spacecraft dynamics simulators.
  • Perform aerodynamic characterization of aerospace vehicles.
  • Contribute to flight safety analysis, safety corridors, IIPs.
  • Interaction with other subsystems and systems engineers for trajectory optimization.
  • Contribution to launch licensing according to international regulations.
  • Provide inputs for flight hardware (structural and propulsion components).
  • Pre-flight / post-flight data processing and correlation with simulations and tests.
  • Software verification via testing with flight-software-in-the-loop and hardware-in-the-loop.
  • Master's degree in Aerospace engineering, Space exploration or flight mechanics, or GNC.
Prefered Skills

Required competences

  • Master's degree in Aerospace engineering, Space exploration or flight mechanics, or GNC.
  • 7+ years’ experience with Matlab/Simulink.
  • 7+ years’ experience with flight simulation programs (rocket trajectories) and orbital mechanics.
  • Knowledge of Computer Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software.
  • Experience with space Launch Vehicle trajectory simulations (suborbital or orbital) and with the use of ASTOS, STK or similar software.

Valued competences

  • Experience with spacecraft orbital trajectory design and simulations.
  • Experience with ballistic missile trajectory design.
  • Experience with re-entry aerothermodynamics analysis and simulations.
  • Experience with Safety analysis and international regulations for launch vehicles.
  • Experience with FTS design and dispersion simulation.
  • Experience with control dynamics and optimization strategies for missile and orbital spacecrafts.
  • Dynamic and resilient.
  • Team player able to work on different tasks in parallel.


  • Relevant experience in rocket trajectory analysis and simulation software development.
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