Guidance Navigation & Controls Engineer

The Boring Company

The Boring Company

Bastrop, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, September 17, 2021
The Boring Company was founded to solve the problem of soul-destroying traffic by creating an underground network of tunnels. Today, we are creating the technology to increase tunneling speed and decrease costs by a factor of 10 or more with the ultimate goal of making Hyperloop adoption viable and enabling rapid transit across densely populated regions.
As a GNC Engineer, you will be responsible for pushing the technical boundaries of tunneling control systems. You will work with a talented team of accomplished engineers to develop, analyze, and test machines and subsystems for highly reliable tunneling. You should thrive in fast-paced, dynamic environments where you adapt quickly and love to solve hard problems.


  • Develop innovative guidance, navigation, and control systems for Boring Company tunnel boring machines, including all future versions of Prufrock machines.
  • Engage in multi-disciplinary machine investigations and design work that define the systems architecture.
  • Implement new software or algorithms to enable mission unique capabilities and leading edge launch vehicle performance.
  • Develop 6-DOF dynamics simulation models used for GNC systems analysis and validation.
  • Analyze TBM trajectories, performance dispersions, and stability.
  • Conduct post tunneling data review and correlation with analyses for continued improvement of predictions.
  • Support tunneling operations of machines that you enabled.
  • Perform testing of GNC software utilizing hardware-in-the-loop testing, Monte Carlo analysis, and algorithm unit testing.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in physics or an engineering discipline
  • 3+ years of professional or hands-on experience in control systems, classical dynamics, sensors and actuators, modeling and simulation
  • Experience with the software programming.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Postgraduate degree in physics or an engineering discipline or 7+ years of professional experience in control systems, sensors and actuators, modeling and simulation, and programming
  • Demonstrated project or professional experience in underground (or other non-GPS) positioning systems.
  • Capable of solving complex problems with little to no supervision on schedule as an individual or as a member of an integrated team.
  • Passion for advancing the technology of the mining industry and improving the way people get from point A to point B.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
Reporting Location: Bastrop, Texas - Headquarters
We're a team of dedicated, smart, and scrappy people. Our employees are passionate about our mission and determined to innovate at every opportunity.
We offer employer-paid medical, dental, and vision coverage, a 401(k) plan, paid holidays, paid vacation, and a competitive amount of equity for all permanent employees.
The Boring Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with The Boring Company is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.