Principal Aerospace Engineer Job

Company Name: Alliant Techsystems

Location: Dulles, VA, US

Job Duration: 2021-11-09 to 2021-12-09


Job ID: SKS20160512-37532

With projected annual revenues in of nearly $4.5 billion, approximately 12,000 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission — whether it’s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world’s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation’s largest manufacturer of ammunition.

Orbital ATK Space Systems Group designs, manufactures and operates small and medium-class spacecraft for communications, imaging, scientific, exploration and national security space applications. The Group is leading supplier of space components that power and enable satellites of all classes, provides technical engineering services to government agencies and laboratories, and is developing exciting new satellite servicing and advanced space flight technologies.

United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential.

If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.


Participate in GNC software requirements review, preliminary and critical design reviews, integration readiness review and GNC software acceptance reviews. Design and develop complex GNC software systems such as ion engine control systems and guidance systems on RCS based delta-V control for the asteroid prox-ops, including design, coding and testing of algorithms. Formulate and design GNC software system, using scientific analysis and mathematical models to predict and measure outcome and consequences of the design. Make frequent contacts with customers both internal and external concerning design and maintenance of GNC software. Represent the company in providing solutions to difficult technical problems associated with specific projects. Analyze GNC software requirements to determine feasibility of design within time and cost constraints. Support proposal efforts and present GNC analysis, test and design of software. Coordinates installation of GNC software system and the engineering configuration management software changes/development. Performs other duties as assigned or required.


• A Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) and 6 or more years of related experience is required.
• Strong back ground in spacecraft dynamics and controls and Kalman filtering for attitude determination
• C/C++ programming experience
• Strong communication skills
• Ability to work independently and solve complex technical problems

Orbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products – and your ideas – into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you’ll be amazed at what you can do!

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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