Senior GNC Engineer - Control Systems

Atlanta, GA
Engineering – GNC /
Full-time /
Hermeus is an aerospace and defense technology company founded to radically accelerate air travel by delivering hypersonic aircraft. The company aims to develop hypersonic aircraft quickly and cost-effectively by integrating hardware-rich, iterative development with modern computing and autonomy. This approach has been validated through design, build, and test of the company’s first combined turbojet-ramjet engine and is now being scaled through its first flight vehicle program, Quarterhorse. Hermeus is also developing Darkhorse — an uncrewed hypersonic aircraft designed to deliver unique asymmetric capabilities to the warfighter. 
The Control Systems GNC Engineer will be responsible for: 
1) Linear/Modern/Nonlinear control system design, development, analysis, testing & verification 
2) Supporting the development efforts on advanced guidance, navigation and control systems for our aircraft, as needed.   

The successful candidate will work closely with our team of engineers and stakeholders to ensure that our aircraft meets safety, performance and efficiency standards. The GNC Engineer will also be involved in all control system design, testing validation and verification activities to evaluate the performance of the aircraft and optimize its design. 

Note: This position is open to both Senior Engineers and Level II Engineers. All candidates will be evaluated and placed into the appropriate level based on their experience and qualifications. Our goal is to capture a broad range of excellent candidates and match them with roles that best fit their career stage and skill set.


    • Actively involved and support control system design activities 
    • Analyze proposed designs, investigate robustness, stability, delay margins together with uncertainty measures. 
    • Communicate and collaborate very closely with cross-functional teams on control system designs, control system integration and simulation of proposed controllers, including testing/verification capabilities. 
    • Running and conducting Monte Carlo simulations, as well as regression testing and test coverage scenarios. 
    • Design and develop guidance, navigation, and control systems for our aircraft using advanced techniques and tools 
    • Develop and implement flight control algorithms and strategies to ensure safe and efficient flight operations 
    • Conduct flight testing to validate and refine the performance of the aircraft's GNC systems 
    • Collaborate with other engineering teams to ensure that the aircraft meets safety, performance and efficiency standards 
    • Participate in the development of system-level requirements and specifications 
    • Prepare technical reports, presentations and documentation related to GNC engineering activities 


    • Bachelor's with 5+years of experience, Master's + 3years of experience, or PhD 1-2years of experience in Aerospace, Electrical, Mechanical or related Engineering field  
    • Deep understanding of Control system design techniques (including but not limited to linear, classical, modern, optimal control),GNC technical domains, including Guidance, Navigation, Controls, and Modeling and Simulation  
    • Familiarity with Robust/Adaptive/Nonlinear control techniques 
    • Familiarity and understanding of autonomous systems, autonomous flight control, guidance algorithms and autonomy missions. 
    • Very strong understanding of robustness margins, delay margins, and uncertainty analysis 
    • Experience with extensive Monte Carlo simulations and analysis 
    • Experience with running controllers onhigh fidelity simulation platforms, SW system integration, flight control algorithms and strategies. 
    • Some familiarity with deployment and handling of AWS instances, and cloud infrastructure for simulations. 
    • Proficiency in MATLAB, Python, familiarity with Julia, and other design and simulation tools  
    • Experience with flight testing and data analysis. 
    • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills  
    • Strong communication and teamwork skills  
    • Passion for aviation and the development of advanced aircraft technologies  
$120,000 - $145,000 a year