Intelligent Systems Group Lead at Aurora Flight Sciences

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he Intelligent Systems Group houses Aurora’s expertise in planning, estimation, and control of cutting-edge autonomous aircraft and multi-vehicle systems.

Specific Responsibilities:

The Intelligent Systems Group is part of the Autonomy Division at Aurora Flight Sciences’ Research and Development Center in Cambridge, MA. The Intelligent Systems Group houses Aurora’s expertise in planning, estimation, and control of cutting-edge autonomous aircraft and multi-vehicle systems.

The Intelligent Systems Group Lead ensures the highest level of capability, consistency and quality in planning, estimation, and control engineering across Aurora.  The Group Lead is responsible for maturing the company’s technical capabilities and methods (processes, tools, organization, etc.) in their area, and responsible for leading individual contributors to envision, develop, test, modify, and deliver practical solutions to technical problems.

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Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a US Person (US Citizen or US Permanent Resident/Green Card Holder).
  • M.S. in aerospace, mechanical, or electrical/computer science engineering with an aerospace controls emphasis. A preferred.
  • Five+
  • Demonstrated success in a highly collaborative environment with excellent English written and oral communications skills.  The best measure of an effective manager is a high-performing team that consistently demonstrates esprit de corps. Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to positively motivate others are essential attributes.
  • Ability to apply (1) trajectory, route, and mission planning algorithms. Focused expertise may be in either of these areas.
  • Ability to oversee setup, utilization, and maintenance of simulation and hardware-in-the-loop environments to develop, validate, and implement algorithms and software for real-time flight systems
  • Knowledge of state of the art in optimization methods and model-based aircraft control.

Desired Requirements:

  • Experience in machine learning, artificial intelligence, multi-robot collaborative control and planning algorithms.
  • Experience in image-processing, embedded systems, ROS, OMS, or FACE open-systems architectures.
  • Experience with dynamic modeling of helicopter and/or fixed-wing dynamics, as well as stability and control analysis.
  • Experience in aerial manipulation and/or conventional robotic manipulation.
  • Strong C and C++ software development skills, especially in a Linux environment.
  • Experience with test planning and execution.
  • Strong skills in Simulink and Stateflow, especially auto-coding.
  • Military and/or UAV experience.

Aurora Company Overview:

Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company, is a leader in the development and manufacturing of advanced unmanned systems and aerospace vehicles.  Our mission is to apply autonomy and robotics to the development, production, and operation of advanced aircraft.  During the last three decades, Aurora has designed, rapid-prototyped, and flown an average of one new vehicle a year for both government and commercial customers. Now, as an independent subsidiary of Boeing, Aurora’s innovation is combined with Boeing’s size and strength, creating an unprecedented opportunity to shape the future of aerospace systems.


Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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