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GNC Engineer

The Company

We are SpaceRyde; building Canada’s first rocket to launch small satellites! Pioneering an industry is not an easy task, but with our combination of experienced founders, high-profile investors and bright team, we have achieved many firsts. We have doubled our staff every year, and will reach space in 2022; so come join us if you’d like to work on the edge of innovation and creativity.

The Role

You will work on the systems for state estimation, control and guidance for the Ryder rocket and Flying Spider rocket carrier. The position will require you to work closely with the propulsion, avionics and software teams to design, implement and validate these systems. You will be challenged daily and will need to adapt quickly to achieve tight project deadlines.

Key Responsibilities

  • Handling the day-to-day operations of the office, kitchen, and lab.

  • Order, organize and distribute office supplies and maintain inventory.

  • Establish office procedures and policies, and ensure compliance.

  • Receive and distribute incoming mails and parcels to different teams.

  • Prepare financial files and invoices for bookkeeping purposes.

  • File physical and electronic copies of invoices and other documents.

  • Pick up and drop off parts from local suppliers.

  • Arrange accommodation, travel and equipment for off-site work.

  • Assist in developing and coordinating company events to boost team morale.

  • Provide support for various teams as necessary, to meet our goals.

  • Develop dynamic models from first principles and use data-driven methods to iterate and refine them.
  • Define hardware and software requirements for control systems.
  • Develop high- and low-level control algorithms.
  • Identify and select sensors for the navigation system based on mission requirements.
  • Derive, test, and validate navigation algorithms.
  • Derive guidance laws based on mission requirements.
  • Aid in the implementation of GNC software.
  • Prepare and conduct flight tests, collect and analyze data to improve models.

Requirements

  • Masters or PhD in relevant engineering discipline.
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience (e.g. employment, student teams, co-op, and/or personal projects).
  • Familiarity with implementing algorithms in C/C++ and Python.
  • Strong understanding of control theory, state estimation, orbital mechanics, classical dynamics, nonlinear systems, rotation formalisms, sensor integration/fusion, modeling and simulation techniques, numerical methods.
  • Ability to self-motivate, work independently, and proactively ask questions.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and execute tasks under pressure in an Agile development environment while working with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to work in-person. This position is not remote.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a top university.

  • 1+ year experience of general administrative work.

  • Valid G driver’s license.

  • Exceptional ability to problem-solve effectively while maintaining strong attention to details.

  • Strong Microsoft Word and Excel skills (or Google’s GSuite).

  • Excellent communicator; comfortable liaising with internal and external parties.

  • Ability to adapt to dynamic schedules, and a focus on efficiency without sacrificing quality.

BONUS SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with embedded systems, real-time systems, robotics, and/or sensors.
  • Working knowledge of ROS or ROS2.
  • Strong understanding of aerodynamics.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a top university.

  • 1+ year experience of general administrative work.

  • Valid G driver’s license.

  • Exceptional ability to problem-solve effectively while maintaining strong attention to details.

  • Strong Microsoft Word and Excel skills (or Google’s GSuite).

  • Excellent communicator; comfortable liaising with internal and external parties.

  • Ability to adapt to dynamic schedules, and a focus on efficiency without sacrificing quality.

To apply, please send your Resume and Cover Letter to jobs@spaceryde.com