Edge Autonomy – Senior GNC Engineer

Edge Autonomy – Senior GNC Engineer

Location: San Luis Obispo, CA – United States of America

About the Position

Edge Autonomy of San Luis Obispo is seeking a senior GNC engineer to grow our small and agile team of engineers. We are looking for a candidate who can collaborate well with asmall team to develop unmanned aircraft products for military and commercial applications.

The work is hands-on, fast-paced, fun, and rewarding. There is a good variety of projects and challenges and exposure to multiple disciplines, including aerospace, mechanical, electrical, and software.

Minimum Requirements:

 US Citizen
 No clearance required
 Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering or equivalent
 Not a remote position
 Senior position: preferred 5+ year’s work experience in flight control for UAS, software implementation of flight control systems, flight performance testing, flight data review Chief Duties and/or Responsibilities:
 Design and develop guidance, navigation, and flight control algorithms for unmanned
fixed-wing and VTOL aircraft
 Write, test, and document C/C++ autopilot software code
 Verify control law performance and troubleshoot flight control issues using 6-DOF
analysis tools, HIL simulation, and flight test data
 Analyze customer supplied flight data to figure out what went wrong, and work out how
to make it better
 Generate shop and flight test plans to explore or validate vehicle behavior
 Participate in flight test activities
 Analyze flight logs to (help) determine the root cause of issues
 Perform simulations to answer what-if questions
 Analyze vehicle firmware and communicate with the firmware team
Base Qualifications:
 5+ years of relevant experience developing flight control software for fixed-wing aircraft, with demonstrated deep understanding of fixed-wing aircraft dynamics, control theory/design/analysis, and navigation theory/design/analysis
 Demonstrated proficiency in C/C++

 Experience working in computer model-based development of flight control systems, including proficiency in MATLAB/Simulink or another model-based development tool-set
 Strong background in sensor fusion
 Familiar with sensor and actuator characteristics and limitations
 Experience tuning PID controllers, state estimators, signal processing, path planning
 Control system simulation, implementation, test, and verification experience
 Must understand engineering concepts, principles, and theory and experience
demonstrating the application of those concepts
 Must have strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team

Additional Qualifications:
 Experience with embedded system development and signal processing
 Experience designing and implementing software for embedded real-time control systems
for unmanned aircraft and/or robotics
At Edge Autonomy, we care about every team member and offer a positive culture with opportunities for career growth, competitive compensation, and comprehensive benefits
package including:
 Medical Insurance
 Vision coverage
 Dental Insurance
 401K—up to 4% matching
 Paid vacation
 Paid holidays
 Additional paid sick time

Edge Autonomy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, marital status, sex, gender identity or expression, medical condition, pregnancy, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, military service, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

Hiring Requirements:

 This is a salary position, requiring 40 hours a week during normal business hours.
 If an offer of employment is extended, a background check is required, and the offer of
employment is contingent on the results.

 Based on our work requirements, applicants must comply with NOFORN security
 Being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 is a condition of employment at Edge Autonomy.
Proof of vaccination or an accommodation request approved by Edge Autonomy will be
required prior to starting employment with the Company.

A Note on Our Response to COVID-19

Edge Autonomy is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for our employees.
While we continue to meet our commitments delivering the highest quality product to our
customers, the health, safety, and well being of our employees and their families remains our top priority. As the situation evolves, so does our plan. Not only are we following all CDC, state, and local guidelines, but we’re taking extra precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19. We remain vigilant and will continue to be proactive in keeping our community safe.