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Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation Autonomy Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Autonomy Engineer

Job Code 3160

Location Cambridge, MA

Location/s Cambridge, MA, Lucerne, CH, Manassas, VA

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Autonomy Engineer

Position Overview:

Aurora Flight Sciences is a world-leader in developing autonomy solutions for aerospace applications. The Autonomy Engineer position focuses on designing, prototyping, integrating, testing, and maturing autonomy systems.

We are seeking diverse candidates of varied backgrounds to contribute to high-functioning teams to develop next-generation autonomy systems.


  • The Autonomy Engineer contributes to conceptualizing, designing, building, testing, and demonstrating autonomous system prototypes in dynamic simulation, controlled lab settings, hardware-in-the-loop aircraft simulations, and in flight on full-scale aircraft.

  • This is primarily a software-oriented role, but integrating with hardware systems is a vital aspect of the job.

  • Occasional travel may be required

  • Occasional work outside of normal business hours may be required to support testing and experiments or travel to customer sites

    Minimum requirements:

  • 0 – 10+ years experience.

  • Must be a US Person (citizen or permanent resident)

  • Bachelors degree in an engineering or applied science field or demonstrated equivalent work experience

  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills

  • Excellent problem solving and general engineering skills

  • Demonstrated interest and capability in designing and implementing complex software systems

  • Experience using multiple of the following languages: C++, Python, C, Matlab, Simulink

  • Interest and understanding of key aspects of autonomous systems function, design, and implementation considerations

  • Expertise in at least one of the following areas and experience in others:

  • AI/ML for perception or autonomy applications

  • Numerical methods and computations

  • Route/path planning and optimization

  • State estimation and tracking applications

  • Software engineering

  • Simulation and testing

  • Software integration for hardware and flight tests

    Desired Requirements:

  • Masters degree or higher in a relevant engineering or applied science field

  • Experience working in an Agile development environment

  • DevOps, continuous integration, and continuous development

  • Engineering team leadership experience.

    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.