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GNC Navigation engineer

Paris - La DĂ©fense, Île-de-FranceGroup Mobility5bnrr

Job description

This position is open to 24-month group mobility

MaiaSpace is a European space tech company, designing, manufacturing and operating competitive and sustainable solutions for space mobility. We are driven by the belief that access to space is a major enabler for a better and more sustainable life on Earth, addressing the challenges faced by humanity: climate, resources, connectivity, and data. Our aim is to successfully design and test a cost-effective and reusable mini-launch vehicle by 2026.

GNC Navigation Engineer

Inside MaiaSpace development teams you will join the team that elaborates and optimize trajectory for our launch vehicle in 3dof and 6dof, define the GNC algorithms, elaborate the environment loads along the trajectory for the other development teams, lead the fairing and interstage products design, test and AIT.

Within your multidisciplinary team you will lead ELV navigation algorithm definition, from tool development to simulation campaigns, up to GNC integration and mission robustness analysis.

In this perimeter your responsibilities will include:

  • Contribute to sensor trade-off (ELV + Colibri): IMU, INS, GNSS
  • Achieve IMU alignment and calibration
  • Develop Navigation algorithm: filtering and state evaluation, impact of stage separation and reinitialization (2nd stage and Colibri), robustness GNSS jamming spoofing ...
  • Develop methods and tools for injection accuracy estimation and computation.
  • Teamwork with GNC team members and Avionic team to integrate Navigation algorithms in the 6-dof Loop.
  • Contribute to HIL implementation.
  • Validate Navigation algorithms and evaluate its performances on FES and HIL platforms
  • Contribute to mission preparation process

Job requirements

🛾 Skills

  • Proficiency in programming languages (Matlab, Simulink, C/C++, Python, Java, Xml, ...).
  • Good level of English

Know-how :

  • Team spirit, sharing and solidarity
  • Curiosity, Adaptation
  • Pragmatism
  • Rigor and precision


  • Generalist engineer, specialization in Navigation.
  • Level : 3-5 years experience in Navigation

🎬 Working at MaiaSpace

You will be joining a friendly multi-disciplinary team, comprised of multi-skilled people, following Agile and Scrum methodologies. This means that your role and responsibility may evolve over time with varied assignments and challenges depending on priorities and competences. Your work will be hands-on and in close contact with the final product. We are open-minded, transparent, pragmatic, result oriented and people centric. Teamwork is at the heart of how we work together and our co-workers share the same fundamental values: respect, humility, reactivity and autonomy with a passion for technical excellence. Our newly acquired office space at La Defense is located within the heart of Europe’s largest purpose built business and commercial district with easy access to public transport.

Written and spoken communication is in French and English.


Paris - La DĂ©fense, Île-de-France, France
Group Mobility


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