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Systems Engineer

| Greater Boston Area

Position Overview:

Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing subsidiary, is seeking System Engineers to contribute to the development of next-generation autonomous aircraft. Our contributions to the aerospace industry include the world-record breaking Orion aircraft, the first fully autonomous helicopter (AACUS), a flying taxi, and a solar plane to name a few. Aurora’s Systems Engineers help lead the design and development of our aircraft, including supporting requirements definition, safety analyses, and certification processes. Systems Engineering also supports verification and flight-testing activities for those aircraft and their subsystems.

Specific Responsibilities:
• Work with multi-disciplinary teams of engineers to execute all phases of the systems engineering process:

  • Define concepts of operations (CONOPS) for various new proposed programs and refine existing CONOPS for existing programs.
  • Define top-level stakeholder requirements for systems, as well as subsequent levels of requirements for subsystems.
  • Track defined requirements against testable and verifiable milestones as the program evolves.
  • Support the generation of safety related artifacts (FTA, FMEA) per SAE ARP4761.
  • Write and execute test plans in support of requirements verification.
  • Define and track programs risks, including mitigation plans to reduce program risk over time.

• Support program reviews across Aurora to ensure engineering quality, and that all aspects of the development lifecycle have been accounted for
• Support the definition and refinement of processes within Aurora to better support systems engineering activities
• Guide the design of architectures for current and future Aurora autonomy programs, spanning unmanned aerial vehicles, human-robot interaction (both in-cockpit and ground-based), autonomous path planning and scheduling systems
• Support business development opportunities and the execution of research for military and commercial customers
• Support Program Managers in program proposals, program planning, and program execution
• Contribute to proposals, reports, and presentations where Systems Engineering issues are relevant

Minimum Requirements:

• B.S. or M.S. in Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a related field and relevant experience in applying systems engineering principles to complex aerospace or human-autonomous systems
• Technical background in systems engineering, aerospace engineering, software development, or related fields.
• 5+ years of demonstrated experience in systems engineering activities
• Demonstrated success in a highly collaborative environment
• Excellent English written and oral communications skills
• Must be a US Person (US Citizen or US Permanent Resident/Green Card Holder)

Desired Requirements:

Demonstrated experience working with a tailored systems engineering approach
• Experience with requirements management tools (IBM Rational DOORS)
• Familiarity with military airworthiness certification processes (MIL-HDBC-516C)
• Familiarity with civilian certification processes (RTCA DO-178C, SAE ARP4754)
• Software architecting experience
• Model Based System Engineering (MBSE)/SySML experience

Physical Requirements:

Occasionally required (10%-25%) to travel for multi-site collaboration, reviews, customer meetings, etc.

Shift Requirements:

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

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