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Perception Engineer

Aurora Flight Sciences
Cambridge
15 hours ago
+23
Aurora Flight Science is a world leader in the development of highly autonomous aircraft.  We are seeking a dynamic individual who can aid in Aurora’s efforts to perform novel perception technologies on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).  The Perception and Sensing Group performs a key role in autonomy research at Aurora, developing hardware and computer vision software to architect vehicle autonomy solutions using vision-based localization and mapping algorithms.  The successful candidate will perform independent and team research and development involving architecting, coding, simulation, and integration of sensor systems to enable flight vehicle autonomy. 

Test and Evaluation Engineer

Aurora Flight Sciences
Cambridge
16 hours ago
+23
Aurora Flight Sciences’s Test and Evaluation Group supports Aurora’s efforts in the test and evaluation of parts, component assemblies, subsystem assemblies, and full vehicle assemblies as part of our vehicle research and development programs. Test and Evaluation Engineers are expected to support programs from initial stages through completion, providing guidance on the development of test plans for vehicles, the development of test support equipment and instrumentation, and the eventual execution and documentation of test results. This also includes planning and supporting flight test operations in conjunction with our flight operations team and Aurora’s cadre of test pilots. These activities may also include qualification and certification test activities. T&E Engineers are expected to work closely with engineers from other sectors of the engineering organization, including structures, avionics, software, mechanical and propulsion systems. T&E Engineers are also expected to work closely with the other groups in the Systems Engineering, Integration, and Test Division, including the Systems Engineering Group and the Chief Engineers.

Human Factors Design Engineer

Aurora Flight Sciences
Cambridge
1 day ago
+23
Work with multi-disciplinary teams of engineers, including experts in robotics, autonomy, aerodynamics, flight controls, structures, flight testing, and human factors to develop user interfaces for human-robot and human-autonomy interaction. Incorporate human factors, human systems, and cognitive engineering elements into current and future research and development programs. Apply expertise in knowledge elicitation, systems engineering, user interface design, human subjects testing, training programs, and procedures in support of developing new interface systems and methodologies. Develop designs and software requirements for innovative user interfaces, potentially including novel interface modalities (e.g. augmented reality, speech interaction) for human interaction with robotics and autonomous systems. Support software architecture definition for those systems. Support compilation of materials for customer reports and periodically support proposal writing.

UAV Software Engineer

Aurora Flight Sciences
Cambridge
1 day ago
+23
Work independently on a multi-disciplinary team to design and develop mission-critical onboard software and/or ground control applications for UAV systems. Candidates must have excellent communication and organizational skills and the desire to take on new tasks and develop new skills. Deep knowledge in a software language such as C/C++, Java, Python and Qt. Design of embedded control software and complex algorithms. Design of graphical user interface and communications software.

Sr. Human Factors Design Engineer

Aurora Flight Sciences
Cambridge
1 day ago
+23
Work with multi-disciplinary teams of engineers, including experts in robotics, autonomy, aerodynamics, flight controls, structures, flight testing, and human factors to develop user interfaces for human-robot and human-autonomy interaction. Incorporate human factors, human systems, and cognitive engineering elements into current and future research and development programs. Apply expertise in knowledge elicitation, systems engineering, user interface design, human subjects testing, training programs, and procedures in support of developing new interface systems and methodologies. Develop designs and software requirements for innovative user interfaces, potentially including novel interface modalities (e.g. augmented reality, speech interaction) for human interaction with robotics and autonomous systems. Support software architecture definition for those systems. Support compilation of materials for customer reports and periodically support proposal writing.

Sr. Autonomy Engineer

Aurora Flight Sciences
Cambridge
1 day ago
+23
We are seeking experts and explorers in the areas of perception and sensor fusion, machine learning, human-collaborative engineering, big data, deep learning, novel algorithm development for breakthrough autonomy, mathematics, GPU computing, embedded systems, adaptive control, flight control and trajectory planning, modeling and simulation, and related fields.  Cross-disciplinary interests are highly sought and unique initiatives are encouraged. 

Senior Model-Based Design Engineer

Aurora Flight Sciences
Cambridge
1 day ago
+23
This position designs and develops high integrity flight and mission-critical onboard software for UAV systems and delivers integrated and tested software in the unmanned aerospace system markets. The main purpose of this position is to shape the requirements, design and implement target hardware software, fully integrate and test software and support flight testing.  This position generates software with a high degree of safety-critical rigor.  Aurora’s work environment provides significant responsibility and authority to implement robust, cost-effective, and high-performing technical solutions.  As part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary team, this engineer participates hands-on in the full software life-cycle, from concept through implementation, integration all the way to flight test. This activity requires collaboration with other engineering disciplines in planning, design and development of systems to ensure software and hardware performance and compatibility. The position also requires authoring test plans and test cases, conducting unit, integration, and system-level testing. Typically, the applicant will use toolsets that support applications that run-in space and time partitions.  These are typically on a real-time operating system executing on a wide range of processor families.  

Model-Based Design Engineer

Aurora Flight Sciences
Cambridge
1 day ago
+23
This position designs and develops high integrity flight and mission-critical onboard software for UAV systems and delivers integrated and tested software in the unmanned aerospace system markets. The main purpose of this position is to shape the requirements, design and implement target hardware software, fully integrate and test software and support flight testing.  This position generates software with a high degree of safety-critical rigor. 

Conceptual Aircraft Design Engineer

Aurora Flight Sciences
Cambridge
2 days ago
+23
Aurora Flight Sciences is currently seeking a mid-level engineer to join the  Advanced Concepts Group of the Cambridge Research and Technology Center.  In this role, the candidate will pursue advanced research in aerodynamics, modelling and multi-disciplinary optimization in a fast-paced development environment and contribute to the maturation of unconventional aircraft configurations for both commercial and military applications. The candidate will be expected to conceive and evaluate clean-sheet concepts making use of a variety of enabling technologies, and support these programs from preliminary design through fabrication and flight test.   The successful candidate will possess a varied, multi-disciplinary background and a willingness to accept multiple roles in a variety of technical areas, as required by active programs.  The successful candidate will also have significant experience with aircraft conceptual design, selection and use of analysis tools across a range of modelling fidelities and the use of optimization in design.

Senior UAV Software Engineer

Aurora Flight Sciences
Cambridge
2 days ago
+23
Description Responsibilities Work independently on a multi-disciplinary team to design and develop mission-critical onboard software and/or ground control applications for UAV systems. Candidates must have excellent communication and organizational skills and the desire to take on new tasks and develop new skills. Deep knowledge in a software language such as C/C++, Java, Python and Qt. Design of embedded control software and complex

Network Engineer

Aurora Flight Sciences
Cambridge
2 days ago
+23
Aurora is seeking an experienced network engineer with demonstrated experience supporting increasingly complex networks of distributed organizations. The criticality of Aurora's network  is exponentially increasing as the organization grows, invents, and develops next generation autonomous systems. Reliable connectivity for collaboration, including transferring large datasets 400GB+ between engineers, is paramount to the work of Aurora.

Embedded Systems Engineer

Aurora Flight Sciences
Cambridge
2 days ago
+23
Primary responsibilities will include developing embedded software and avionics hardware for small flying robotic aircraft. Ideal candidate has experience programming OS applications as well as embedded processors. Prior programming experience required with preference to candidates with C/C++, Java and Linux experience.  Candidate must be knowledgeable on common embedded communication buses such as I2C, CAN, Serial and SPI.

Robotics Software Engineer

Aurora Flight Sciences
Greater Boston Area
2 days ago
+23
Aurora Flight Sciences is a world-leader in developing robot hardware and software for new aerospace applications. We develop and apply state-of-the-art technologies in sensing, actuation, planning, design, and system verification & validation to bring innovative robot prototypes to life. Minimum Requirements: 2 – 5 years experience Must be a US Person (citizen or permanent resident) Candidates must demonstrate interest and ability to design and

Systems Engineer

Aurora Flight Sciences
Greater Boston Area
2 days ago
+23
Define concepts of operations (CONOPS) for various new proposed programs and refine existing CONOPS for existing programs. Define top-level stakeholder requirements for systems, as well as subsequent levels of requirements for subsystems. Track defined requirements against testable and verifiable milestones as the program evolves. Support the generation of safety related artifacts (FTA, FMEA) per SAE ARP4761. Write and execute test plans in support of requirements verification. Define and track programs risks, including mitigation plans to reduce program risk over time.

Associate UAV Software Engineer

Aurora Flight Sciences
Greater Boston Area
2 days ago
+23
Work independently on a multi-disciplinary team to design and develop flight and/or mission-critical onboard software for UAV systems. Candidates must have excellent communication and organizational skills and the desire to take on new tasks and develop new skills. Deep knowledge in a software language such as C++, Python, Simulink or Stateflow.  Design of high integrity software, or complex algorithms.

Aerodynamicist

Aurora Flight Sciences
Cambridge
3 days ago
+23
Develop aircraft aerodynamic design requirements and aerodynamic planning for projects; design aircraft lofts using high- and low-fidelity modeling tools; wind tunnel test planning which includes defining instrumentation requirements, facility selection, and model requirements; test data reduction; Perform preliminary and detailed aerodynamic analysis on air-vehicles to support the creation of an aerodynamic database and estimating aircraft performance. A successful candidate will be able to work as part of a highly integrated aerodynamics team that is able to develop new and novel design concepts while thinking outside of the box of traditional air-vehicle design philosophies and methodologies.  The candidate must be able to work effectively in a fast-paced environment on multiple, interdisciplinary projects.

System Safety Engineer

Aurora Flight Sciences
Cambridge
3 days ago
+23
Systems Safety Engineering within the Systems Engineering Group are responsible for the execution of systems safety assessments for our programs. Core responsibilities include contributing to the design and development of aerospace vehicles and processes from a safety perspective, documenting various system safety analyses, building and maintaining Aurora’s Hazard Database, and assisting with safety-related requirements management. Safety Engineers are expected to lead those activities, taking ownership of the development of artifacts such as Functional Hazard Assessments, FMEAs/FMECAs, PSSAs, SSAs, and other items throughout a program’s lifetime, working closely with other discipline experts to populate those items and drive design changes.

Software Development Group Manager

Aurora Flight Sciences
Cambridge
3 days ago
+23
Responsible for leading a team of software engineers and will directly support programs in the development and maturity of flight and Autonomy software requirements, architecture, design, code, release and test. Lead the team with development process rigor and by ensuring the highest level of capability, consistency and quality of Aurora’s software capabilities, methods, processes, tools, and of your team. Support UAV programs directly, either in IPT lead role or technical software delivery role. 

SEIT Division Manager

Aurora Flight Sciences
Cambridge
3 days ago
+23
Aurora Flight Sciences has an opening for a Systems, Integration, and Test (SEIT) Division Manager. The person in this position has the responsibility for ensuring the highest level of capability, consistency and quality in Aurora’s work in this portion of the engineering organization. This position has the responsibility to lead the division’s engineering teams (the Chief Engineers forum, the Systems Engineering Group, and the Test and Evaluation Group) to envision, develop, test, modify, and deliver practical solutions to technical problems within this area. The division manager is also responsible to mature the company’s technical capabilities and methods (processes, tools, organization, etc.) within the engineering teams that comprise the division.

Business Development and Strategy Manager

Aurora Flight Sciences
Cambridge
3 days ago
+23
Aurora Flight Sciences is seeking a Business Development and Strategy Manager to join an innovative and dynamic team that develops and tests industry-leading aerospace products and vehicles.  This individual will be working with a multi-disciplined, fast paced team and should be prepared to work on a large variety of interesting projects. We are looking for an independent thinker that is self-motivated, goal oriented, and willing to learn something new every day!

Executive Assistant

Aurora Flight Sciences
Cambridge
4 days ago
The Executive Assistant will be responsible for supporting the Chief Innovation Officer, their direct reports and supporting teams.  The candidate is expected to have strong written and verbal communication skills as the position includes coordinating with other Aurora business sectors, government personnel, and our customers.

Robotics Engineer

Aurora Flight Sciences
Cambridge
4 days ago
The Robotics Engineer contributes to conceptualizing, designing, building, testing, and demonstrating robot prototypes, in dynamic simulation, controlled lab settings, hardware-in-the-loop aircraft simulations, and in flight on full-scale aircraft. Position is available for both hardware and software-oriented roboticists.

Robotics Research Engineer

Aurora Flight Sciences
Cambridge
4 days ago
The Robotics Research Engineer contributes to conceptualizing, designing, building, testing, and demonstrating robots for aircraft manufacturing, ground operations, and flight. This work is performed in dynamic simulation, controlled lab settings, hardware-in-the-loop simulations, and on full-scale flight or manufacturing systems.    The Robotics Research Engineer position is for candidates with demonstrated ability to propose, execute, and communicate innovative robotics research who wish to continue leading innovative research. The candidate must also contribute as a Subject Matter Expert in their expertise area(s). 

Autonomy Engineering

Aurora Flight Sciences
Cambridge
4 days ago
We are seeking talented individuals with a variety of skills outlined below at various career levels to join our Intelligent Systems Group. You will contribute to the full-life cycle of vehicle development to deliver practical technical solutions including planning, estimation, and control of cutting-edge autonomous aircraft and multi-vehicle systems.

Autonomy System Designer/Architect

Aurora Flight Sciences
Cambridge
4 days ago
We are looking for an Autonomy Systems Architect to help us design and deploy next generation aircraft systems to enable unmanned aircraft to safely fly within the National Airspace System (NAS). This individual will apply strong systems engineering skills, software engineering skills, and autonomy domain knowledge to solve the challenges in engineering unmanned aircraft that effectively interact with air traffic control and other airspace users to achieve regular access to the NAS. Working within a multi-disciplinary team, this individual will take these autonomy systems from concept to the field, making critical contributions to the architectural concept design of autonomy software systems  for both existing and new, purpose-built aircraft.

Executive Assistant

Aurora Flight Sciences
Cambridge
4 days ago
The Executive Assistant will be responsible for supporting the Senior Vice President for Programs, their direct reports and supporting teams.  The candidate is expected to have strong written and verbal communication skills as the position includes coordinating with other Aurora business sectors, government personnel, and our customers.

Quality Manager

Aurora Flight Sciences
Cambridge
4 days ago
Quality leader for the AMA site focusing on assuring the delivered aerospace work product (HW and SW) demonstrably conforms to prescribed requirements, and the processes by which the work product is developed/produced are suitably controlled in compliance with AS9100D/AS9115/DO-178C.

Electrical Librarian

Aurora Flight Sciences
Greater Boston Area
1 week ago
Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing subsidiary, is seeking an Electrical Engineering Librarian to support the design and development of next generation unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).  Aurora Flight Sciences designs, builds and flies next generation aircraft technologies.  Recent projects have focused on man-portable UAS, all-electric and hybrid-electric aircraft, cockpit robotics, and solar powered systems.

GNC Engineer

Aurora Flight Sciences
Cambridge
1 week ago
Aurora Flight Sciences is seeking a Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Engineer to lead development, research, and analysis in all areas of guidance, navigation, and control for  autonomous aircraft     . Specific areas of interest include advanced control methods, simulation, and state estimation for fixed wing, tiltrotor, rotorcraft, or very flexible aircraft (VFA).  Aurora uses advanced, industry leading techniques to simultaneously accomplish robust and adaptive control. The GNC engineer will contribute to those algorithms on quick turn, first of a kind aircraft, truly advancing the GNC profession.

SUAS Program Manager

Aurora Flight Sciences
Cambridge
1 week ago
Aurora seeks a passionate, experienced small unmanned aerial system (SUAS) Program Manager to manage the development of small unmanned aerial vehicles and other autonomous robotics systems. The right candidate will enjoy working in, building, and inspiring teams of incredibly smart people to solve challenging, mission critical problems with high-tech solutions and strive to build great products.

Quantitative Research Engineer

Aurora Flight Sciences
Cambridge
1 week ago
Quantitative Research Engineers create novel data-driven solutions which enable Aurora Flight Sciences to incorporate statistical understanding and advanced techniques drawn from research in cutting-edge aerospace applications.  We work as a feedback loop between operational deployments at scale and algorithm design for autonomy, using model-based reasoning to characterize, support, and improve our  products.  You will be part of a team of developers creating a platform encompassing sensing, inference, and decision making capable of robustly handling complex and uncertain environments and generating evidence of safety and efficacy.