Guidance, Navigation and Control Engineer



Other Engineering
El Segundo, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Skyryse is developing the world's first universal flight deck and operating system. Skyryse unlocks safer, more capable, and easier to fly aircraft (eVTOLs, helicopters, fixed-wings, etc.). Our mission at Skyryse is to make air transportation as safe as the elevator and as accessible as the car.


As a Guidance, Navigation and Control Engineer, you will help shape the technical direction for architecting and implementing all path planning, motion planning, and flight control algorithms on board our aircraft. You will play a critical role in developing the spatial technology that will impact the viability of our bold objective to make aviation safer and more accessible to all.


  • Assist with all Guidance, Navigation, and Control functions and analysis activities including dynamic trajectory planning and Flight Envelope Protection design
  • Support GNC design specifications generation, validation and verification activities
  • Generate documentation for design, analysis, specification and test procedures and results
  • Develop analysis tools and algorithm using a Matlab/Simulink environment
  • Support Hardware in the Loop (HIL) and flight test activities
  • Work in a collaborative manner with other engineering disciplines such as Perception, Safety, Certification and Systems, Flight Test and lines of business as appropriate
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Controls, Mechatronics, or Electrical Engineering
  • 3+ years of professional working experience
  • Proficiency in Matlab/Simulink
  • Knowledge in programming in C++ and Python
  • Familiarity with Git and JIRA
  • Demonstrated competence with multivariable system modeling and control, analysis and simulation in aircraft applications


  • Master’s degree or PhD in an engineering discipline
  • 5+ years of professional working experience
  • Demonstrated competence with multivariable system modeling and control, analysis and simulation in aircraft applications
  • Demonstrated experience with Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) architectures and deployment in aerospace applications is highly desired.
  • Experience with Aircraft Control Law specifications, analysis, development, integration, HIL simulation, flight test, and data analysis
  • Experience in optimization, path and motion planning for constrained dynamical systems
  • Experience in linear and non-linear flight dynamic models development by using System ID tools and methods
  • Experience in developing the other subsystem dynamic models, such as actuators, sensors, etc in accordance with the need of GNC activities
  • Experience working as part of a team that has transitioned to production automation solutions for complex dynamic systems
  • Familiarity with FAR Part 23/25/27/29, ARP 4761/4754A, DO-178 and other aerospace regulations/processes/standards


  • The opportunity to change the world through improving aviation safety and accessibility
  • Salary Range: $110,000 - $170,000
  • Valuable stock option plan
  • Heavily subsidized medical, dental and vision plans
  • Full-time employees are eligible for 20 days of paid time off (PTO) and 5 sick days annually. PTO and sick days must be used in accordance with Company policy.
  • A company with an ambitious vision, a dynamic work environment, and a team of smart, motivated, and fun to work-with colleagues!


Skyryse is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


This position is subject to compliance with U.S. export control requirements including EAR and ITAR.