Navigation Systems Engineer

Minimum Clearance RequiredUS Citizen


ISYS Technologies delivers emerging technology solutions through our diverse and talented employees who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams, contribute to our country and operate responsibly. We are a reputable award-winning WOSB providing Engineering and Enterprise Information Technology (EIT) services to the Federal government. Headquartered in Colorado, ISYS serves key national customers throughout the United States with a presence in more than 16 states.

ISYS Technologies is seeking a Navigation Systems Engineer


Support the Navigation Systems team in the execution of spacecraft navigation operations, mission design, analyses, system development, and documentation.

Derive and test spacecraft navigation algorithms for improved accuracy, speed, optimization, and spacecraft safety.

Perform analyses to quantify operational performance metrics.

Develop spacecraft navigation software in a cloud-based, service architecture.

Execute predicted orbit maintenance scenarios to maintain constellation orbits and spacecraft safety.

Perform spacecraft navigation tasks in support of launch and early operations for next generation earth observation spacecraft constellation.

Write technical documents to capture procedures and results.

Communicate spacecraft navigation status and analyses results across broader organization and space operator community.


Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in engineering, math, physics, or related field. Four additional years of experience may be substituted for a degree

Minimum of 3 years of experience in orbital mechanics, statistical estimation, and associated spacecraft navigation software development

Ability and willingness to support spacecraft operations during off-nominal hours

US Citizen with ability to obtain Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

M.S. or PhD in aerospace engineering or related technical field

Strong and innovative computer language skills

Experience with Unix/Linux, Python, and GitHub

Excellent written & oral communicator

Proven ability to work cross-functionally with both technical and non-technical groups

Superb problem-solving, root cause identification, Verification and Validation (V&V) skillsets

Strong background in Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GN&C) theory, algorithms, toolkits, automation, research, and/or applications

Experience in Spacecraft Trajectory Optimization and/or NASA’s General Mission Analysis Tool (GMAT)

Essential Requirements:

US Citizenship is required.

ISYS Technologies is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected Veteran status, or disability status.

In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the annual base salary range for this position is listed . Please note that the salary information is a general guideline only. ISYS Technologies considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and business considerations when extending an offer. In addition, ISYS Technologies remains compliant with all current government requirements surrounding the changing Covid-19 landscape. Proof of current vaccination or approved exemption will be requested upon hire.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will regularly sit, walk, stand and climb stairs and steps. May require walking long distance from parking to work station. Occasionally, movement that requires twisting at the neck and/or trunk more than the average person, squatting/ stooping/kneeling, reaching above the head, and forward motion will be required. The employee will continuously be required to repeat the same hand, arm, or finger motion many times. Manual and finger dexterity are essential to this position. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, depth perception and telling differences among colors. The employee must be able to communicate through speech with clients and public. Hearing requirements include conversation in both quiet and noisy environments. Lifting may require floor to waist, waist to shoulder, or shoulder to overhead movement of up to 20 pounds. This position demands tolerance for various levels of mental stress.

ISYS Technologies is an Engineering and Information Technology Company focused on providing Services to the Federal and State Government. ISYS offers a competitive compensation program and comprehensive benefits package to our employees.

Job Type
Full Time
13 days ago

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