Guidance and Control Engineer - New Grad

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Job ID: 11284

New ideas are all around us, but only a few will change the world. That’s our focus at JPL. We ask the biggest questions, then search the universe for answers—literally. We build upon ideas that have guided generations, then share our discoveries to inspire generations to come. Your mission—your opportunity—is to seek out the answers that bring us one step closer. If you’re driven to discover, create, and inspire something that lasts a lifetime and beyond, you’re ready for JPL.


Located in Pasadena, California, JPL has a campus-like environment situated on 177 acres in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and offers a work environment unlike any other: we inspire passion, foster innovation, build collaboration, and reward excellence.


JPL'sNew Grad  program provides recent college graduates with an opportunity to immediately utilize the knowledge obtained through their studies to gain related work experiences in alignment with their professional goals. To qualify for this program, students must have a 3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA and be graduating between now and September 2020. Students who have graduated with their Bachelor's or Master's within the last three years or with their PhD within the last 7 years also qualify for this program.


Available positions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Flight System Engineer

  • Ground System Engineer

  • Guidance and Control Engineer

  • Instrument Systems Engineer

  • Mission Design Engineers

  • Navigation Engineers

  • Payload Systems Engineers

  • Project Systems Engineer


Required Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelors with 1 year of related experience, Masters, or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering or related technical discipline
  • Must have a minimum 3.0 out of a 4.0 cumulative GPA

Desired Qualifications:

  • Graduating with most recent degree and available to start prior to September 2020
  • Internship experience in a related position
  • Collaborative team player
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong oral and written communication

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