Rendezvous, Proximity Operations, and Docking (RPOD) Lead

Intuitive Machines​

Houston, TX 77058 - Full-time exempt position

Intuitive Machines is developing flight systems for space commercialization in Earth orbit and in cislunar space.  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 development of these systems.  Join our team and you’ll be rewarded with competitive compensation, benefits, and possession of your own unique place in history.

Intuitive Machines is seeking a project lead for the development of a Rendezvous, Proximity Operations, and Docking system with initial service to the International Space Station.


Responsibilities may include, but not be limited to*

  • Interface with spacecraft customer as lead on RPOD and GNC architecture and development.

  • Interface with ISS and NASA RPOC team to meet visiting vehicle operations and safety requirements.

  • Lead IM technical team for RPOD trajectory development, GNC development, sensor selection, concept of operations development, and system analysis.


Required Education*

  • M.S. in aerospace engineering domain or significantly equivalent work experience.

Required Experience and skills*

  • Experience with ISS approach and departure operations and methodologies.

  • Knowledge of RPOD system concepts and architectures.

  • Experience with GNC system design and development.

  • Experience with software development for both flight and analysis deployments.

  • Leadership skills working with a high-performance team in an flat organizational structure.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, hard charging, high stakes environment.

  • A passion for spaceflight.

Desired experience, knowledge, skill, and/or ability*

  • Experience with full life-cycle GNC system development.

  • ISS RPOD operational experience.

  • Operational experience with relative navigation systems.

*U.S. citizenship is required.

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