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Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation Autonomy Engineer, Air Traffic Management in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Autonomy Engineer, Air Traffic Management

Job Code 3327

Assigned Aurora Location Cambridge, MA

Locations Lucerne, CH, Manassas, VA, Multiple Locations

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Autonomy Engineer, Air Traffic Management

Position Overview

At Aurora Flight Sciences, we design, build, and fly advanced aircraft and enabling technologies. We are searching for a talented and self-motivated Autonomy Engineer, Air Traffic Management to help us advance the future of flight. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:


  • Lead development of new autonomous aircraft product concepts that operate in the National Airspace.

  • Oversee and maintain complete autonomy system architecture and system models through the complete product life cycle.

  • Collaborate with researchers and engineers at Aurora and Boeing to transfer knowledge and technology.

  • Assist in the preparation of R&D proposals and patent applications.

    Minimum Requirements

  • B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. in Aerospace, Mechanical, Computer Science, or related engineering fields.

  • Ability to develop and deploy useful autonomy systems in the real world.

  • Ability to incorporate Air Traffic Management and National Airspace concepts into the design of autonomous systems.

  • Ability to lead and maintain complete autonomy system architecture from ideation through implementation.

  • Ability to design, read, and write software in Python or C++.

  • Must be a U.S. Person (U.S. citizen or a permanent resident/Green Card holder).

    Preferred Requirements

  • Experience with Model-Based Systems Engineering.

  • Ability to lead hardware and software teams.

  • Experience with modern autonomy concepts: scene understanding, path planning, decision making, natural language processing, and general AI/ML.

  • Experience with robot hardware (sensors, computation, actuation, and power electronics). 

  • Understanding of the aerospace industry.

  • Experience writing peer-reviewed publications or project proposals.

    Physical Requirements

  • None.

    Salary Range (Annualized USD)

  • Minimum Range: $75,000.00 to $134,000.00

  • Maximum Range: $93,000.00 to $165,000.00

    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.

    Equal Opportunity Employer Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

    Aurora Total Rewards At Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company, we strive to deliver a Total Rewards package that will attract, engage and retain the top talent. Elements of the Total Rewards package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities. Aurora Flight Sciences provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work. The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location and date of hire. Please note that the salary information shown is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.