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    The Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate, Mission Engineering and Systems Analysis Division, Attitude Control Systems Engineering Branch (Code 591), is seeking a Senior Navigation, Guidance, and Control Systems (GN&C) Engineer. The incumbent serves as technical expert in hardware and software disciplines associated with the stabilization, guidance, and control of satellites and will serve as GN&C Systems Engineer for the Satellite Servicing Projects Division.

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    As an Aerospace Engineer specializing in Navigation, Guidance, and Control Systems, you will serve as technical expert within the Attitude Control Systems Engineering Branch. The Attitude Control Systems Engineering Branch serves as the focus of all efforts related to spacecraft guidance, navigation, and control (GN&C) systems for the Center. The Branch is the source of spacecraft GN&C system expertise and provides leadership in the design, development, analysis, fabrication, assembly and test of GN&C systems. Further, it is responsible for developing advanced controls technologies; analysis and simulations to develop mission and performance requirements or design criteria; and evaluation of these systems and parts as they affect the total GN&C system.

    You will provide expert technical review of studies, analysis, anomaly resolution, standards, technology research and development as related to spacecraft GN&C systems, and serves as a mentor and advisor to develop skill levels of employees to achieve organizational goals. Exercises recognized technical leadership in GN&C, outstanding creativity, and exceptional scientific and engineering judgment to prove or disprove the feasibility of ideas and devices. You will have a far-reaching effect on the work and programs of extensive engineering activities. For example, you will provide guidance to decision-making bodies and technical GN&C communities within NASA and other federal agencies, and serves a senior advisor to provide engineering assessment on reliability, quality assurance and safety design policies for in-house design-build systems, out-of-house systems, and inter-Center/inter-Agency missions.

    You will provide expert opinion on the design of GN&C projects characterized by variables affecting planning and design criteria and by critical problems with respect to costs. Incumbent serves as a recognized aerospace engineering expert, technical authority, and technical advisor/consultant to management, other government agencies and the industry in the area of spacecraft GN&C. You will be recognized as a technical expert on the program or project and serves as the point-of-contact for problem resolution. Reviews and provides input to Center-level technical standards and their programmatic impacts. You will conduct special studies and analysis of marked importance that significantly impact the GN&C engineering field and lead to major modifications or important extensions of current practices, and resolve key problems facing the organization or agency. Incumbent contributes new designs or techniques that are regarded as major advances or have opened the way for further developments, or have solved problems of great importance to the field, agency or public.

    In addition, you will provide peer technical review of professional studies, research, and analysis. Consults, on request, with outside government, private, or international organizations to provide information, data, and design recommendations in the field of space GN&C.

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    Agency Employees Only: • Current GSFC employees on career, career conditional, non-competitive, and NASA term appointments that provide for conversion eligibility • Current NSSC Purchasing Agents formerly assigned to GSFC and NASA employees on long-term rotational assignments to the NASA Engineering and Safety Center or the NASA Safety Center

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