Senior Controls Engineer

Company Name:
BAE Systems
The Intelligence , Surveillance, and Reconnaissance ( ISR ) group at BAE Systems has a need for a Senior Controls Engineer on embedded control systems. This individual will be responsible for recommending, specifying, modeling and designing control systems and devices used in the design, engineering and implementation of new technologies. The Senior Controls Engineer will be part of a small multi-discipline engineering team designing and building the next generation surveillance and reconnaissance systems.
Design, develop and implement motor control solutions for precision gimbal pointing systems. The design expertise include knowledge of motors, drive systems, feedback components/gyros, bearings/friction/dynamics and compensation for embedded solutions. The Controls Engineer will provide floating and fixed point solutions for software and FPGA implementations. He/she will also be responsible for interfacing with all disciplines within the engineering team, for specifying the control system to meet product system performance and for generating full-up operational models in MATLAB/Simulink. Tasks include hardware integration and acceptance testing for verifying system performance including acquisition of open-loop transfer functions for bandwidth and phase margin measurements.
Required Skills and Education
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical, or Control Systems Engineering or similar. Masters / Doctorate degree in Control Systems preferred
8+ years of experience in the modeling and design of precision control systems
Knowledge of Brush, Brushless Motors and Voice Coil Actuators
Knowledge of linear and rotary position sensors, such as optical encoders
Understanding of motor drive systems including 3-phase commutation
Full understanding of friction to inertia ratios, drift issues and jitter, or motion-control requirements
Strong analytical and organizational skills
Strong Proficiency with MATLAB/Simulink
Floating and fixed point filter design
Strong technical/proposal writing skills and presentation skills
Preferred Skills and Education
Understanding of temperature feedback, thermal control systems
Knowledge of optical tracking methods and algorithms
Strong knowledge of inertial navigation systems and performance factors
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems is a global defense, aerospace and security company with more than 80,000 employees worldwide, delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services. Our Electronic Systems sector, headquartered in Nashua, N.H., has operations spanning commercial and defense electronics markets and offers a broad portfolio of mission critical electronic systems from flight and engine controls to electronic warfare and night vision systems, surveillance and reconnaissance sensors, secure networked communications equipment, and power and energy management systems. People are the greatest asset in any company. BAE Systems is committed to a high performance culture and provides an environment where the work we do matters and where people are challenged to reach their full potential. Equal Opportunity Employer. Females. Minorities. Veterans. Disabled
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Senior Controls Engineer
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