Quantitative Research Engineer at Aurora Flight Sciences

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Position Summary 

Quantitative Research Engineers create novel data-driven solutions which enable Aurora Flight Sciences to incorporate statistical understanding and advanced techniques drawn from research in cutting-edge aerospace applications.  We work as a feedback loop between operational deployments at scale and algorithm design for autonomy, using model-based reasoning to characterize, support, and improve our  products.  You will be part of a team of developers creating a platform encompassing sensing, inference, and decision making capable of robustly handling complex and uncertain environments and generating evidence of safety and efficacy.


Specific Responsibilities

  • Analyze and model extensive aerospace data from operations in the physical world
  • Collaborate closely with leading research institutions through partnerships within Aurora’s Autonomy Center
  • Create advanced algorithms leveraging operational data for safe, efficient, and performant autonomous decision making
  • Develop software modeling operationally relevant complex and uncertain situations (e.g. negotiating a safe landing in untowered airports)
  • Leverage physical and simulated operations to quantify characteristics of autonomy


Position Requirements

  • Must be a US Person (US Citizen, Green Card Holder or US Permanent Resident)
  • PhD in Mathematics / Physics / Computer Science / Statistics / Engineering
  • Excellent communication and comfort working in a fast-paced team environment
  • Strong mathematical background and quantitative reasoning skills
  • Fluency with programming and advanced algorithms
  • Creativity and independent thought
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