L3 Technologies Staff GNC Engineer in Plano, Texas

Staff GNC Engineer


Electronic Systems

Plano, TX

Staff GNC Engineer


L3 Technologies is a leading provider of a broad range of communication, electronic and sensor systems used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms. L3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training.

Electronic Systems (ES), headquartered in Arlington, Texas, is one of four L3 business segments, and provides a broad range of components, products, subsystems, systems and related services for military and commercial customers. We are searching for a Staff GNC Engineer in our Advanced Systems & Technologies (AS&T) located in Plano, TX.

L3 AS&T is built on the proposition that a small team of the right people can do what others will not even attempt. Our mission is simple — provide customers with products and services that are industry-leading, innovative and affordable. L3 AS&T specializes in developing disruptive, next-generation technologies for advanced small UASs, affordable radar systems, weapon systems and RF sensor technologies. With small company agility and big company experience, L3 AS&T has earned a reputation for providing disruptive technologies at a faster pace than traditional DOD contractors. If you like the idea of hands-on experience designing, building, testing and fielding new technology at a fast pace and supporting the vital missions of our warfighters, then L3 AS&T may be the company for you.

Job Summary:

This position provides advanced concept development, design, implementation, test, and evaluation of AS&T.

Major Responsibilities/Activities Statements:

  • Development of outer-loop control algorithms utilizing feedback from a variety of sensors for tracking, precision guidance, and ISR mission support

  • Development of inner-loop control algorithms for vehicle stability and performance

  • Development of navigation solutions using GPS and/or alternate-sensor aiding

  • Development of high-fidelity 6DOF math models to simulate/recreate dynamic behavior of airborne flight systems and their sub-components

  • Technology planning and system-level trade studies providing requirements and performance specification

  • Mentoring engineers by demonstrating excellent interpersonal, communication, and documentation skills

  • The position can include time in office, lab, and infrequent flight test environments depending on program/task.


Job Requirements:

Required Experience:

  • Aerospace, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering degree with an emphasis on Control Theory (advanced degree preferred)

  • 15 years of experience in airborne flight control systems or related field

  • 15 years of experience using integrated sensor systems for guidance and/or navigation

Required Skills:

  • Fluency in Matlab/Simulink for development and analysis

  • Working knowledge in C/C programming

  • Extensive knowledge in control system design (classical and modern) including application to high-speed, unstable-airframe aerodynamics

  • Extensive knowledge in practices/standards/sensitivities for precision sensor pointing, stabilization, fusion, tracking, and feedback control

  • Extensive knowledge of Navigation algorithm/solutions including integration of GPS and alternate-sensor hardware aiding

  • Experience with modeling and control of power plant/propulsion systems

  • Excellent root-cause analysis and debugging skills from live and/or simulated flight data

  • Excellent people skills, with experience leading and collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team environment.

  • Willingness to be (or become) a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for functional area topics

  • Willingness and desire to train less experienced GNC engineers via mentoring and/or technically focused training sessions

  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, & presentation)

Other Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship and active Secret clearance required

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SSBI is mandatory

Educational Requirements: Physical Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering

  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs.

  • Ability to travel up to 10%

  • Support Field Testing

The successful candidate will be based in the Electronic Systems business unit, in the Plano, TX area. A competitive market-based compensation package, including relocation, commensurate with the responsibilities and experience requirements will be provided.

If you are excited about Saving Lives and Making the World A Safer Place to Live, Sharing our Values and Exceeding our Leadership Excellence Expectations, please introduce yourself by sending your resume to:


L3 Technologies, Inc. is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3 provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. L3 maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic.

Job Engineering -Multiple Functions

Primary Location USA-Texas-Plano

US Security Clearance Required: Secret

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day - 1st

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Organization: L3 Advanced Systems & Technologies-20000051

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Job Posting: May 10, 2018, 8:10:07 AM

Req ID: 098415