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Sr. IMU Design Engineer (Remote)

Syncroness Fort Worth, TX

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Contract Duration: 6 Months, Possibility for an extension. Part-Time, could potentially move to full-time. 

Location: 100% Remote

 Who we are

Syncroness provides inspired solutions to highly complex business and technical problems. We focus on accelerating time-to-market and ensuring a profitable outcome for our clients.


By providing a full complement of engineering services aligned to the entire product lifecycle, Syncroness enables companies to accelerate product development and drive more predictability and productivity into their businesses. Working with Syncroness, companies gain the critical insights necessary to develop products that make a difference and create a better world.


We provide proven value and predictable results in demanding and regulated markets by employing our core competencies in:

  • Project management
  • Product and System Engineering
  • Core Engineering disciplines
  • Knowledge integration
  • NPD and Sustaining Engineering


What we are looking for

We are seeking a motivated individual to join our team as a Specialist, Inertial Sensors Systems Engineer. This position supports a variety of mission-critical programs with specific focus on space applications. This individual will play a vital role in engaging with external vendors and internal customers to specify, develop, and characterize inertial measurement and sensing systems for spacecraft. This individual should have prior program experience with inertial sensor development such as design, performance metrics, inertial sensor usage, and system integration. The successful individual will bring their passion for innovation and be able to adapt, communicate, and apply their understanding of navigation systems to the application at hand.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Responsibilities include defining inertial sensor and/or subsystem specifications and qualification requirements.
  • Evaluate customer specifications and support cost / technical proposal generation.
  • Support Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and Inertial Navigation System (INS) algorithm design and development, which may include performance assessments using theoretical and real-world data.
  • Support model development of algorithms utilizing Matlab / Simulink and use these models to analyze and improve their performance.
  • Scope new sensing technologies and proof-of-concept investigations; interact with suppliers and drive sensor designs to enable new and improved system capability and performance.
  • Development and execution of component and subsystem level test plans / procedures to validate features, functionality and performance, and support associated test readiness reviews.
  • Perform test data reduction, analysis, and test reporting.
  • Develop test requirements, methods, and test solutions from requirements flowed down as part of the systems engineering team.
  • Able to succinctly and effectively brief status and results to program leadership.
  • Diagnose engineering issues with scientific method driving to definitive root cause.
  • ‘One Team’ collaboration with internal subsystem team and multiple external suppliers, teammates, platform providers, and DoD organizations in execution of all program activities.



  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (B.S.), from a technical college or university in an Engineering or Technical Management field



The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering is required.
  • Four (4) years of hands-on experience in inertial sensing hardware and software development.
  • Background in one or more of the following: inertial navigation systems, GPS/GNSS technology, modern estimation (particularly Kalman filters), and/or modern controls.
  • Familiarity with computer software tools such as Matlab to develop complex analytical models for performance prediction.
    • Familiarity with Matlab, C/C++, Python, and/or other software languages.
    • Experience working with, or troubleshooting, hardware and electronics.
    • Proficient in inertial systems theory of operation.
    • Proficient in simulation, data collection, data analysis, and statistical analysis tools.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and solid teamwork skills.
    • Strong drive and sense of ownership.
    • Ability to develop creative yet practical solutions to technical challenges.
    • Willingness and ability to travel are required.


Desired skills

This job description doesn't constitute a contract of employment and Syncroness may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.

  • Graduate degree in engineering.
  • Aerospace / Defense or equivalent industry experience.
  • Department of Defense (DOD) security clearance.
  • Experience working programs from the design stage through field testing.
  • Exposure to derivation of navigation equations of motion, error modeling, finite time implementation of such, and Monte Carlo Analysis.
  • Exposure to the mechanical design and fabrication of Fiber Optic Gyros (FOGs) and IMUs.





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