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Flight Physics Intern

JOB DESCRIPTION: 

 

Job Qualifications:

Aurora Flight Sciences is a world leader in the development of highly autonomous aircraft.  Our mission is to apply autonomy and robotics to the development, production, and operation of advanced aircraft.  We aim to change the way we travel.

We frequently achieve what others can’t due to a combination of experience, persistence, collaboration, and a culture of innovation.  Projects are ambitious and risky. We apply breakthrough technologies to create a new state of the art, rather than advancing the old one.  

This is your chance to make history with us.  We are seeking experts and explorers across the lifecycle of vehicle development.  Cross-disciplinary interests are strongly desired; we love people that combine world-class expertise with a diverse background and interesting hobbies.

We are seeking intern applicants in our Flight Physics division, focused on aerodynamics and aircraft conceptual design.

As part of the Flight Physics division, the intern will serve as a member of a team dedicated to developing and testing novel air-vehicle systems (fixed wing, VTOL, and rotary wing). The candidate will be part of a small integrated team designing and developing air vehicles and will be expected to support engineering tasks related to aerodynamic analysis and performance validation. The candidate will work with data, CFD results, and Matlab scripts to support aero-database development, loads generation, performance calculations, and subsystem testing. The candidate will also assist with detailed aerodynamic analyses and prepare results for customer presentations and program reviews. The position requires a strong ability to communicate and write in English and a broad knowledge of aeronautical sciences.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Perform MDO trade studies of design concepts for aircraft
  • Analyze and determine aircraft performance characteristics
  • Verify aircraft performance through simulation or test
  • Write and present technical reports

Requirements (education and experience):

  • Preferred graduate students in aerospace or mechanical engineering, but will also consider 3rd and 4th year BS students
  • Experience with industry-standard CFD tool packages (Aero internship candidates)
  • Strong coding skills and familiarity with Python or C (Advanced Concepts candidates)
  • Experience with vortex lattice and panel methods (such as AVL and Xfoil) or propeller design codes (such as XROTOR) a plus
  • Strong English written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated success in a highly collaborative environment
  • Must have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, with a positive attitude
  • Must be a US Citizen or Legal US Permanent Resident

     

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to support travel

 

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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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