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Test and Evaluation Engineer


Job Qualifications:

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.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work with multi-disciplinary teams of engineers, including experts in aerodynamics, flight controls, structures, human factors, autonomy, robotics, flight controls, and flight testing to plan, coordinate, and execute tests.

    • Lead or support the development and review of test plans for parts, component assemblies, subsystem assemblues, or full aircraft assemblies in support of Aurora programs

    • Lead or support the development of Test and Evaluation Master Plans (TEMPs) in support of overall program planning, development, and execution

    • Lead or support the execution of developed test plans for internal test and verification, formal qualification testing, and certification

    • Lead or support the documentation of test results and present those findings as required to Aurora engineering representatives, customers, or regulatory authorities

  • Lead or support the generation of materials for customer reports and business development

  • Lead or support the generation of materials for customer briefings and business development

  • Lead or support proposal writing in support of new business

  • Support the group lead in defining and refining group processes


Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a US Person (US Citizen or US Permanent Resident/Green Card Holder).

  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or other relevant engineering fields

  • Advanced experience in test planning and execution for components, assemblies, subsystems, vehicles, and/or flight testing programs

  • Familiarity with aerospace industry standards and certification techniques

  • 3 years of relevant industry experience in test and evaluation activities

  • Demonstrated experience of success in a highly collaborative environment with excellent English written and oral communications skills.


Desired Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or better in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or other relevant engineering fields

  • Experience with DO160 certification of aircraft equipment

  • Experience with testing that leads to FAA Experimental, Part 23 or Part 25 Aircraft Certification

  • Experience specifying and installing instrumentation for a variety of testing


Physical Requirements:


Shift Requirements:

Occasionally required to work non-business hours to support experiments and travel to customer sites

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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.


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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.


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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.

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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.


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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.


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What are Aurora Flight Sciences Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
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Disability Insurance
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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
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Company Outings
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