Turion Space

Space debris removal and satellite servicing

GNC Engineer at Turion Space

$80k - $120k
Irvine, CA
Job Type
3+ years
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Tyler James Pierce
Tyler James Pierce

About the role

As a GNC engineer you will work closely with the Turion Space team to assist in the design, analysis, and implementation of our satellite's guidance and control systems.


  • Assist in the design, analysis, and implementation of satellite GNC systems
  • Software development including simulation framework, environmental models, and flight algorithms
  • Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and hiring additional teammates to our rapidly-growing team


  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline with a focus on control systems, orbital mechanics, or similar
  • Experience developing Guidance, Navigation, and Controls systems on spacecraft
  • Demonstrated ability to personally design, build, and test hardware and/or software from scratch
  • Software development experience in C++ or Python
  • Experience developing 6 degrees of freedom vehicle simulations or flight software
  • Capable of identifying and solving complex problems with little to no supervision or direction
  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends as needed

Preferred skills and experience

  • Experience with low thrust trajectories
  • Experience with spacecraft propulsion
  • Experience with hardware in the loop simulation
  • Experience implementing algorithms for embedded systems
  • Software development experience in MATLAB, Simulink, or similar software/languages

Why you should join Turion Space

Turion Space was formed with the vision of building the technology required for humanity's interplanetary future. Our short-term goal is to solve the most significant threat to that vision - orbital debris. The exponential growth of spacecraft and launch vehicles entering Earth's orbits has dramatically increased the risk of collisions. Even a small number of these conjunctions will lead to the inaccessibility of the final frontier. We are developing the technology to stabilize this threat. This challenge will also serve as a test-bed for future asteroid resource extraction.