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Perception Engineer

Aurora Flight Science is a world leader in the development of highly autonomous aircraft.  We are seeking a dynamic individual who can aid in Aurora’s efforts to perform novel perception technologies on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). 

The Perception and Sensing Group performs a key role in autonomy research at Aurora, developing hardware and computer vision software to architect vehicle autonomy solutions using vision-based localization and mapping algorithms.  The successful candidate will perform independent and team research and development involving architecting, coding, simulation, and integration of sensor systems to enable flight vehicle autonomy. 

Purpose of the role:

  • Performing independent and team R&D involving integration of various types of sensor hardware.
  • Implementing software for various perception algorithms for object detection/tracking and sensor data processing.
  • Documenting and presenting research results to enable further growth of future commercial and government venture.

Required qualifications:

  • BS in Computer Science, Aero/Astro, Electrical, Computer Engineering or other applicable field
  • Experience with C/C++, Python, Linux and Git version-control system
  • Experience in pattern recognition and machine learning, senor data processing and data fusion
  • Generation and tracking of key performance indicators and regression testing
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Good communication skills
  • Must be a US Person (citizen or permanent resident)

Preferred qualifications:

  • MS or PhD in Computer Science, Aero/Astro, Electrical, Computer Engineering or other applicable fields with relevant work experience
  • Theoretical and applied knowledge of radar signal processing, along with radar based perception algorithms
  • Experience in Matlab and parallel programming on GPU using OpenCL or CUDA
  • Experience in embedded hardware platform such as NVidia Tegra/Jetson or Intel NUC
  • Experience in software architecture and Docker
  • Experience in computer vision and 3-D point cloud segmentation
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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.

Billy

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.

Igor

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.

Brian

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.

Nayan

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)
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
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
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