GNC / ACS Engineer, Principal | Aerospace

YORK SPACE SYSTEMS Denver, CO Starting from $240000.00 per year

GNC / ACS Engineer, Principal | York Space Systems 


York Space Systems was founded to radically improve spacecraft affordability and reliability, transforming, and enabling next generation space mission operations worldwide. Today, it is one of the most innovative aerospace companies, specializing in both end-to-end customer solutions and the rapid production of spacecraft platforms. York’s complete Space Segment Solution including spacecraft production, payload integration, system integration & test, launch services, ground segment services, and mission operations enables customers to leverage York’s existing technology solutions to get rapidly and responsively to orbit. We’re looking to expand our team. 


York Space Systems is looking for a seasoned Principal GNC / ACS Engineer who will be lead the design and creation of these aerospace technologies and contribute to the growth and development of the ACS team.  This individual will work across a multitude of programs and have a direct influence on both commercial and national missions.  The ideal candidate is a technical expert with a breath of experience across large and small space organizations.  We are seeking a leader with a passion for space technology and developing both teams and individual technical competence within their staff.  Aerospace specific experience is an absolute requirement.  



  • Accountable for analysis and development of algorithms, simulation, and system models. 

  • Required to perform and support hands on hardware-in-the-loop test, including training team members and developing best practice. 

  • Conducting requirement verification and flow-down to GNC components. 

  • Supporting mission operations and anomaly resolution using satellite telemetry. 

  • Interface with other internal product and engineering teams to ensure mission objectives are understood and supported by product design. 

  • Preparing for and presenting at Design Reviews internally and with the end customer.  

  • Identifying, managing, and mitigating risks across our standard product and specific mission programs. 

  • Working with GNC hardware suppliers and internal supply chain teams to drive and support procurement. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, science or a related technical field required.  Master’s degree desired. 

  • 10+ years of experience as a GNC / ACS Engineer.  

  • Demonstrates leadership capability in small and large organizations, ability to work in an ambiguous environment. 

  • Experience developing a team culture of self-initiated scholars, demonstrated success developing individuals and teams.  

  • Strong communicator, great team player, excellent presenter. 

  • Experience using MATLAB and Simulink. 

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain U.S. security clearance (U.S. citizenship required). 

    *Signing bonus negotiable depending on candidate qualifications



York Space Systems provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, military or protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. Must have permanent authorization to work in US.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. 

YORK SPACE SYSTEMS is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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