Technical and Engineering, Engineering general

Flight Dynamics Engineer, GNC Design

Last updated: 3 months ago
Expires: 2 months ago
Job Role:
Technical and Engineering, Engineering general
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Job description

Are you passionate about aerospace technology? Do you like working in a multicultural and creative environment? Then Destinus could be the right place for you!

Destinus is developing hypersonic vehicles for commercial transportation applications. Our Company utilizes the Agile matrix model. Every member of the engineering team will participate at least in one Squad and one Chapter. The Squad is a multi-disciplinary team that brings together different subject matter experts into a co-located working team focused on solving a single mission. The Chapter is the backbone that holds it together; it’s a community of experts with specific competencies or disciplines learning from one another, growing their skillset, and building the standards so that all squads can benefit from a robust and consistent application of that craft.

In your role of Flight Dynamics Engineer, you will belong to the GNC Chapter. As part of the GNC Chapter, you will have a central role: you will be primarily responsible of the vehicles Guidance, Navigation and Control logics and algorithms for the autonomous flight operations of multiple Destinus vehicles (from flight prototypes to commercial transportation applications). You will contribute to the multi-disciplinary design of the Destinus Flight Segment (in particular on avionics, flying qualities and propulsion aspects) and you will interact with the Destinus Ground Segment (in particular on operations and mission safety aspects). You will be a part of our engineering team and interact with all engineering disciplines to resolve new issues as they arise.


To lead the guidance, navigation and control logics definition

  • To lead the GNC architecture definition and GNC algorithms design
  • To prototype the GNC software for implementation of real-time solutions in the flight control system
  • To manage GNC requirements development and maintenance
  • To contribute to the verification and validation plans including implementation, test, integration, operations and post-flight
  • To contribute to the development of Destinus capabilities in the state-of-the-art of modelling, GNC functional engineering simulation and analysis
  • To contribute to the flying qualities analysis of trim, stability and controllability collaborating with the Aerodynamics Chapter and the Mission Chapter
  • To collaborate with the mission on the concepts of operations, trajectories design and post flight analysis
  • To collaborate with the Avionics chapter on the design, development and selection of hardware solutions, taking "make or buy" decisions
  • To support the System Chapter to develop and maintain system budgets
  • To share expertise and insight with other engineers
  • To contribute to technical reports and presentations
  • To lead or contribute the technical proposals for national or European funding of technology development
  • To help explore new business opportunities


Your Profile

Educated in an Aeronautical or Industrial Engineering degree or a related discipline;

  • Demonstrated experience as a GNC or Avionics Engineer (in Space / Aerospace sector is a plus);
  • Demonstrated experience in GNC design for hypersonic flight (launchers, re-entry vehicles, military applications);
  • Demonstrated experience in GNC software solutions for real flights and post-flights.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills with demonstrated ability to contribute to large programs;
  • Ability to make decisions with confidence when problems or solutions are not well defined;
  • Demonstrated ability to take an innovative idea from R&D to a product;
  • Strong analytical skills, fast comprehension, and understanding of complex avionics system concepts;
  • Good communication skills, proactive attitude, and problem-solving skills;
  • The ability to work to strict timescales as part of an integrated, multidiscipline team, as well as autonomously; and
  • Ability and willingness to thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing work environment are required.
  • Software skills: Matlab, Simulink and automatic code generation, C, C++, Phyton


Knowledge of the English language is required;

  • Knowledge of the Spanish or Italian language is a plus.



  • Learning opportunities: Language courses
  • Lineal organization and flexible working hours
  • Company events and free lunch with the team once a week
  • Relocation process package and the possibility to visit different working locations
  • Competitive salary
  • Diversity: We value diversity in our company and our teams. We do not discriminate based on age, race, religion, colour, country of origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability status.
  • Fruits and soft drinks
  • Local events