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Software Development Group Manager


  • 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. 

This is one of the strengths of Aurora leadership in being able to offer both group leadership and technical program contributions. Aurora’s work environment provides significant responsibility and authority to implement robust, cost-effective, and high-performing technical solutions.


  • Must be a US Person (US Citizen or US Permanent Resident/Green Card Holder).
  • B.S. in Computer Science or applicable engineering discipline. An M.S. degree is preferred.
  • 7 plus years of demonstrated experience in software development for complex software that interacts with typical embedded systems software - sensors inputs, control loops, networking, and redundancy are example functions.
  • Industrial Background in UAV’s, aerospace, automotive/ground robotics.
  • Demonstrated experience leading, mentoring and developing 5 or more software engineers in a fast-paced environment, with a cycle of 12-18-month concept-to-initial capability.
  • Must have delivered complete software products that meet rigorous safety-critical requirements (e.g. DO 178 or equivalent).
  • Demonstrated experience identifying and implementing software tool environments to meet team growth, maintain rigor and enhance software development process to increases efficiency.
  • Demonstrated experience working with a tailored system engineering approach with multiple concurrent programs with complex and competing demands.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and leading effective reviews with clear entry and exit criteria that are conducted in an appropriate and consistent method across all programs.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and submitting standard weekly reports and managing budgets.


  • Intimate proficiency with using Model-based-design using Mathworks toolsets, auto-generated code environments to a flight-worthy standard
  • Developed production software for unmanned aerial vehicles or robotics with similar rigorous performance criteria
  • Embedded system design and software product delivery in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in earned value management system techniques and application.
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Technology we use

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    • openCVLibraries
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    • CaffeFrameworks
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    • 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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