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Java Developer

Aurora’s contributions to the aerospace industry include the world-record breaking Orion medium-altitude long endurance aircraft, the first fully autonomous helicopter (Office of Naval Research’s AACUS program), a flying taxi (Uber Elevate consortium), Centaur optionally piloted aircraft, and Odysseus solar plane, to name a few.


  • Development of ground control stations of next-generation autonomous aircraft.


  • Candidate must be a U.S. Person (U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident/Green Card Holder).
  • Education Requirements: B.S. and Preferably M.S. in Computer Science / Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a relevant discipline.
  • A minimum of 5+ years of Java software development experience.
  • Strong knowledge of Java programming language.
  • Knowledge and experience with OSGI, Patterns (MVC and friends), Swing, JavaFX.
  • Experience in full software development lifecycle, from requirements through test and release.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.


  • High reliability software design and implementation experience
  • Team leadership experience
  • Experience coding for UAS, Autonomous Vehicles, Air Traffic Control Management
  • Experience coding Command and Control interfaces for multi-vehicle systems
  • Experience eliciting customer requirements
  • Familiarity with existing Autonomous vehicle command and control software development platforms
  • Communications frameworks and protocols: DDS or similar pub/sub, ActiveMQ, UCS / STANAG 4586, reliable / guaranteed / real-time delivery
  • Experience CMMI (level 3 or higher)
  • Knowledge of DO-178 and related processes
  • Human Machine Interaction (HMI)
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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    • CLanguages
    • MATLABLanguages
    • openCVLibraries
    • cmakeLibraries
    • CaffeFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • ROSFrameworks
    • SolidWorksDesign
    • CATIADesign
    • Microsoft ProjectManagement


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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.


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.


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.


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.


Mechanical Systems Group Lead

What are Aurora Flight Sciences Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
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