Development Engineer - Navigation

Intuitive Machines​

Houston, TX 77058 - Full-time exempt position

Intuitive Machines is leading the return to the lunar surface with our Nova-C lander.  We proudly put forward an exceptional team that lives at the intersection of rigor and agility.  We are seeking the best, the brightest and the driven to be a part of the first commercial landing on the moon.  Join our team and you’ll be rewarded with competitive compensation, benefits, and possession of your own unique place in history.

Responsibilities may include, but not be limited to*
•    Assist with design, implementation, and test of the Nova Navigation application suite
•    Exercise the Navigation application suite against simulated environments and test rigs to validate and verify proper implementation
•    Draft unit tests and coordinate high-level testing of Navigation features and functionality
•    Assist with analyses upon nominal and off-nominal vehicle operations and performance related to Navigation behavior
•    Support console operations of onboard Navigation software during field tests and deployments

Required Skills*
•    B.S. in physics or aerospace engineering
•    Experience in C/C++ development
•    Strong understanding of orbital mechanics, propagation, state determination, and uncertainty
•    Experience with optical navigation techniques and implementations
•    Organized, thorough and methodical approach to software quality and testing
•    Excellent written and oral communication skills
•    Capable of both high quantity and high-quality output
•    Ability to work in a fast paced, hard charging, high stakes environment
•    Ability to travel to support operations in various test and deployment scenarios
•    A passion for spaceflight

•    M.S. or PhD in physics or aerospace engineering
•    Experience developing navigation-related flight software
•    Experience integrating with and executing simulations
•    Experience with the design, implementation, and test of solutions involving fault detection, isolation &recovery (FDIR)
•    Experience with xUnit compliant unit test frameworks
•    Experience with GSFC Core Flight Software (CFS) framework
•    Experience with NASA Trick simulation framework
•    Experience with real-time software
•    Experience with spacecraft operations/console support
•    Experience with Windows and POSIX-based operating systems
•    Experience with Docker-based containerization
•    Experience in an agile / scrum development environment
•    Experience in Gitflow coordinated configuration management schemes

*U.S. citizenship is required.

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