GNC Hardware Engineer Ref# V-32657

  • South East, Oxfordshire, Oxford, UK
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32657

Holt Executive are partnered with a global leader in Space Sustainability, a dynamic and rapidly growing technology innovator who is making hugely positive contributions to the growing problem of orbital space debris.

Our partner is seeking a GNC Hardware Engineer to join their team and be responsible for developing the algorithms and simulations used in selecting, modelling, qualifying, and integrating the GNC sensors, actuators, and payloads used on the missions.

This opportunity offers a comprehensive benefits package, featuring visa sponsorship and relocation package.

Key Responsibilities for the GNC Hardware Engineer:

  • Contribute to the GNC hardware trade-offs for missions.
  • Contribute to the definition of the GNC subsystem V&V (Verification and Validation) plan.
  • Perform GNC subsystem development testing with Engineering Model hardware.
  • Contribute to the GNC subsystem/spacecraft integration planning and execution.
  • Support GNC hardware environmental testing (e.g., vibration, thermal, vacuum and radiation).
  • Support in-orbit operation as a member of the GNC team (e.g., analysis of GNC hardware performance, definition of commissioning plan for GNC hardware).
  • Contribute to system-level activities, such as defining FMECA and FDIR processes.

Key Skills and Experience Required by the GNC Hardware Engineer:

  • Degree in aerospace engineering or another relevant engineering/science discipline.
  • Experience with hardware AIV (Assembly, Integration and Verification).
  • Experience of Systems Engineering.
  • Experience in one (or more) of the following –
    • Practical working knowledge of digital electronics relevant to a GNC system (communications protocols, satellite Command & Data Handling, digital integration to enable Hardware-in-the- Loop Testing etc.).
    • Experience with GNC sensors such as sun sensors, star tracker, IMU, magnetometers, and GNC actuators such as magnetometers and reaction wheels.
    • Experience with active optical sensors (e.g., Radar, Laser range finder, LiDAR) and cameras, including design of appropriate functional testing, calibration, and verification.


  • Competitive base salary
  • Opportunity to work with a highly talented, diverse & dynamic international team with cutting edge technology.
  • Flexible working around core hours in a friendly and supportive environment.
  • Hybrid working available (dependent on individual role requirements).
  • 25 days holiday (increasing yearly up to a maximum of 28 days) + 8 days Bank Holiday.
  • Life insurance and long-term sick pay.
  • Private healthcare.

If your skills and experience match this GNC Hardware Engineer opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to

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