Guidance and Control Manager


DESCRIPTION:  Be the leader of a team of passionate and very capable engineers responsible for creating the Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) designs for Blue’s space launch and reentry vehicles.  As the leader of the team, you’ll need both technical depth in aerospace GN&C systems as well as functional leadership and team building skills.
This is a functional management position that reports into the Flight Sciences organization. This position is responsible for the people, processes, tools, and technology required to meet the current and future GN&C program needs
  • Hire, manage, mentor and grow a world-class engineering team of guidance, navigation and control engineering designers.
  • Assign engineering resources to deliver on company and program priorities.
  • Support establishment and maintenance of Flight Sciences specific processes, design manuals, and common tools which span programs.
  • Support configuration development and gated reviews.
  • Contribute to the team effort by designing GN&C system solutions.
  • Be responsible for the achievement of the team’s productivity and quality goals
  • Minimum of a M.S. degree in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering or equivalent
  • 10+ years of experience with aerospace guidance, control or navigation systems for rockets, missiles, satellites, and or/ space launch and reentry vehicles
  • A demonstrated history of building and managing high performing engineering teams
  • Demonstrated experience with Matlab and Simulink and associated autocoding practices.
  • Demonstrated history of building guidance and control or navigation solutions from inception to flight
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, evolving, growing and dynamic environment
  • Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident alien
  • Ph.D. in electrical, mechanical, or aerospace engineering.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in modern control design techniques.
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge in the development of exoatmospheric attitude control systems.
  • Strong technical troubleshooting skills
  • Good system engineering and configuration management skills.