Embedded Systems Engineer

Job Qualifications:

Aurora Flight Sciences is seeking an Embedded Systems Engineer to join an innovative and dynamic team that develops and tests industry-leading aerospace products and vehicles. The Embedded Systems Engineer will support the design, development, and testing of high performance electronics for unmanned aerial vehicle and robotics applications.  Candidate 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!

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.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work independently or as a team member to design, build, test and troubleshoot hardware and software for autonomous vehicles. This could include autopilot, BLDC motor control, battery charging circuits, or radio communications.

  • Program OS applications as well as embedded processors

  • Program embedded (C/C++) applications and device drivers (I2C, CAN, SPI, ADC) for ARM core processors running small footprint, Linux-based operating systems.

  • Define, analyze and review software requirements to meet defined and anticipated customer needs and system quality and performance standards.

  • Collaborate with other engineering disciplines in planning, design and development of systems to ensure software and hardware performance and compatibility

  • Write test plans and test cases, conduct unit integration and system-level testing.

  • Support flight-test operations

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical or computer engineering with 1-3 years of experience with embedded systems development.

  • Knowledge of C++, Java, Matlab, and/or Simulink is required.

  • Knowledge of common embedded communication buses such as I2C, CAN, Serial and SPI is required.

  • Programming experience required with preference to candidates with C/C++, Java and Linux experience

  • Experience debugging and prototyping PCBs is required. Some experience with PCB Design, schematic capture and layout, component selection and analog and digital logic design is desired.

  • Experience having implemented digital filters (ex. EKF, FIR, FFT and/or IIR) preferred.

  • Experience with Altium Designer is a plus.

  • Recent (last 12 months) demonstrated ability to develop (i.e. model or write) production software

  • Demonstrated ability to crimp, bolt, and solder intricate connectors to secure components in place

  • Candidates with UAV aircraft, robotics development experience and/or hobby drone experience will be given special consideration.

  • Candidate must be a US citizen or legal US permanent resident.

Shift Requirements:

  • Some travel required (~10%) for flight tests.

Aurora Flight Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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An Insider's view of Aurora Flight Sciences

What’s the vibe like in the office?

I look forward to coming into work every day, because the office is abuzz with excitement and innovation. Everyone is working on new things and pushing the boundaries of aerospace. The hallway chatter ranges from topics in advanced aerodynamics to when the next rock-climbing meet-up will be. I imagine this is how NASA felt during the space race.

Billy

Aircraft Conceptual Designer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Aurora is committed to solving challenging technical problems across the aerospace industry. Our team is focused on providing core functions that enable certifiable autonomy in practice, from autonomous threat detection/mitigation to planning, estimation, and control of optionally piloted aircraft in unstructured environments.

Igor

Autonomy Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

To be successful one has to be an optimist and take initiative. We are working on projects that have not been done before so every new idea or approach needs to be welcomed with creativity and an open mind. Learning is endless here, but it is up to the individual to ask questions and take ownership of their work.

Destiny Mora

Embedded Systems Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

At Aurora creativity is a necessity. Most of our projects are at the cutting edge of what’s possible and require solving one or more engineering problems that have never before been solved before. It’s in our DNA and we encourage this from Day 1.

Brian

Senior Vice President of Programs

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

This is where you get to work with the smartest people, across every discipline, on a multitude of trailblazing products. This is where your voice will always be heard. This is where you will be encouraged to try everything. This is where you want to be.

Nayan

Mechanical Systems Group Lead

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