Guidance, Navigation, and Controls Engineer
Turion Space
Irvine, CA US
Posted ago
Turion Space

As a GNC engineer, you will work closely with the Turion Space team to assist in the design, analysis, and implementation of our satellite's guidance, navigation, and control systems. You will work closely with the lead GNC engineer and flight software team to create the mission profiles and algorithms.

Compensation: $80,000-$110,000 annually


  • Assist in the design, analysis, and implementation of satellite GNC systems
  • Software development including simulation framework, environmental models, and flight algorithms
  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring additional teammates to our rapidly-growing team


  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline with a focus on control systems, orbital mechanics, or similar
  • Experience developing GNC systems on spacecraft
  • Demonstrated ability to personally design, build, and test hardware and/or software from scratch
  • Software development experience in C++ or Python
  • Experience developing 6 degrees of freedom vehicle simulations or flight software
  • Capable of identifying and solving complex problems with little to no supervision or direction
  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends as needed

Preferred skills and experience

  • Experience with low thrust trajectories
  • Experience with spacecraft propulsion
  • Experience with Rendezvous and proximity operations
  • Experience with mission operations and mission control software
  • Software development experience in MATLAB, Simulink, or similar software/languages

ITAR Requirements
To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

$80,000 - $110,000 yearly
About Turion Space

Turion Space was formed with the vision of building the technology required for humanity's interplanetary future. Our short-term goal is to solve the most significant threat to that vision - orbital debris. The exponential growth of spacecraft and launch vehicles entering Earth's orbits has dramatically increased the risk of collisions. Even a small number of these conjunctions will lead to the inaccessibility of the final frontier. We are developing the technology to stabilize this threat. This challenge will also serve as a test-bed for future asteroid resource extraction.

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