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Sr. Autonomy Engineer

 

The Autonomy Research Division was formed to address a growing research area at Aurora. Specifically, ARD applies select disciplines to the development of advanced autonomous systems, supporting levels of autonomy ranging from unmanned aircraft to optionally-piloted aircraft and human-automation teaming within the flight deck.

Position Overview

We are seeking experts and explorers in the areas of perception and sensor fusion, machine learning, human-collaborative engineering, big data, deep learning, novel algorithm development for breakthrough autonomy, mathematics, GPU computing, embedded systems, adaptive control, flight control and trajectory planning, modeling and simulation, and related fields.  Cross-disciplinary interests are highly sought and unique initiatives are encouraged. 

 

Requirements

  • B.S. or M.S. in aerospace, mechanical, or electrical/computer science engineering with an aerospace controls and/or autonomy emphasis. A Ph.D. is preferred.
  • 10+ years of demonstrated industry experience. 
  • Requires excellent English written and oral communications skills.  
  • Requires strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated success working in and contributing to a highly collaborative environment.
  • Focused expertise and ability to apply one or both of:
  • Classical and advanced state estimation and flight control concepts and methods and/or 
  • Trajectory, route, and mission planning algorithms. 
  • Ability to set up, utilize, and maintain 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.
  • Strong C and C++ software development skills, especially in a Linux environment.​​

Desired Experience

  • Experience in machine learning, artificial intelligence, multi-agent 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.
  • Experience with test planning and execution.
  • Experience in model-based aircraft control.
  • Strong skills in Simulink and Stateflow, especially auto-coding.
  • Military and/or UAV experience is a plus

 

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.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • CLanguages
    • MATLABLanguages
    • openCVLibraries
    • cmakeLibraries
    • CaffeFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • ROSFrameworks
    • SolidWorksDesign
    • CATIADesign
    • Microsoft ProjectManagement

Location

Kendall Sq is an award-winning, master-planned development and community of world-class office and lab space, restaurants, and retail shopping.

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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