The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
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Navigation/Controls Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)

Albuquerque, NM
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An algorithm development engineer is needed to develop, implement, and test algorithms to solve challenging navigation, pointing and controls problems\.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Work on the development and fielding of inertial navigation systems for both surveillance and reconnaissance and strike applications\.

+ Develop navigation solutions for multiple real\-time systems integrated into Synthetic Aperture Radar products

+ Participate in solving emerging challenges, including the problem of GPS jamming and spoofing\.

+ Work with senior algorithm developers to meet customer needs in a collaborative environment\.


+ Bachelor's and Master's in aeronautical engineering, controls engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, computer science, or relevant\.

+ Experience with one or more of the following relevant application and mission domains: estimation, navigation, control systems, dynamics, optimization, Kalman filtering or signal processing theory\.


+ Working knowledge/experience with optimal estimation algorithms, such as Extended Kalman Filters, as applied to motion estimation or navigation\.

+ Working knowledge/experience with Matlab\.

+ Relevant experience in research and development scientific/engineering application software development\.

+ Ability to clearly communicate complex concepts and solutions to customers and stakeholders\.

+ Excellent teaming and communication skills\.

Department Description:

Sandia National Laboratories was voted by Forbes magazine as the \#1 large Aerospace and Defense employer in the United States for 2017\. It was ranked \#20 overall amongst all large companies\.

The Navigation, Pointing, and Controls \(NPC\) Department at Sandia supports a diverse set of customers and technologies and currently has opportunities to join this special organization in support of the design and development of cutting\-edge navigation systems\. The department specializes in inertial navigation using inertial measurement units \(IMUs\) and Global Positioning System \(GPS\) receivers, ultra\-accurate position and velocity measurements for synthetic aperture radars \(SAR\), gimbal pointing with micro\-radian accuracy for airborne and space remote sensing, modeling and simulation of space and earth based navigation and tracking systems, and a variety of controls problems\. The department includes personnel with expertise in navigation, guidance, estimation, Kalman filters, controls, and inertial devices\. Some of the work areas include: missile interceptor GNC algorithm development, physics\-based mission analysis of full system vehicle engagements, GPS\-denied navigation, missile flight trajectory and attitude reconstruction, satellite constellation performance analysis, and HWIL simulators\.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide

+ Extraordinary co\-workers

+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world

+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities

+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\*

_World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov

\*These benefits vary by job classification\.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT


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