Senior AOCS/GNC Engineer

Senior AOCS/GNC Engineer Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Senior AOCS/GNC Engineer to join our team.


  • On orbit anomaly resolution of AOCS systems;
  • Nanosatellite attitude and orbit control algorithm development, implementation and test;
  • Validation of on orbit telemetry through LEOPS commissioning phase;
  • Performing Hardware-In-the-Loop verification testing of new and novel AOCS algorithms;
  • Integration of AOCS sensors and actuators into nanosatellite platforms;
  • Elicitation and definition of customer attitude determination and control user requirements;
  • Leadership and Technical mentoring of junior engineers;
  • Characterisation of AOCS sensors and actuators, modelling from first principles.


  • Ability to write and/or debug C/C++ programming language;
  • Extensive experience as an AOCS/GNC engineer in industry;
  • Strong mathematical and control system design skills;
  • Knowledge and experience of Software and Hardware development processes;
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills;
  • Experience in designing and characterising attitude sensing and control systems;
  • Knowledge or awareness of ECSS standards relating to attitude and orbit control;
  • Strong MATLAB/Simulink modeling experience;
  • Ability to write technical documentation to a high standard.

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