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Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation Guidance Navigation and Control Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Guidance Navigation and Control Engineer

Job Code 3282

Assigned Aurora Location Cambridge, MA

Locations Bridgeport, WV, Cambridge, MA, Columbus, MS, Dayton, OH, Manassas, VA, Menlo Park, CA, Multiple Locations

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Guidance Navigation and Control Engineer

Position Overview

At Aurora Flight Sciences, we design, build, and fly advanced aircraft and enabling technologies from concept to reality. We are searching for a talented and self-motivated Guidance Navigation and Control Engineer to help us create the future of flight. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:


-Aurora Flight Sciences is seeking a Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Engineer to lead development, research, and analysis in all areas of guidance, navigation, and control for autonomous aircraft. Specific areas of interest include advanced control methods, simulation, and state estimation for fixed-wing, tiltrotor, rotorcraft, or very flexible aircraft (VFA). Aurora uses advanced, industry-leading techniques to simultaneously accomplish robust and adaptive control. The GNC engineer will contribute to those algorithms on quick turn, first-of-a-kind aircraft, truly advancing the GNC profession.

  • Lead the specification, design, development, integration, and test of aircraft GNC systems.

  • Write GNC subsystem requirements, test plans, and development procedures.

  • Prepare and present analysis and testing results to support formal and informal design reviews.

  • Supervise technical work.

  • Mentor staff with less experience.

  • Assist program manager in developing program plans.

  • Ensure GNC program plans are executed on schedule and budget and meet program goals.

  • Support flight test operations.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Minimum Requirements

  • MS or Ph.D. – Aero/Astro or Electrical Engineering with guidance and controls emphasis

  • 3+ years of related professional experience in the aerospace industry.

  • Must be fluent in MATLAB and Simulink, working knowledge of C++ desired.

    Preferred Requirements

  • Must be a US Person (US Citizen or US Permanent Resident).

    Physical Requirements

  • None

    Salary Range (Annualized USD)

  • Minimum Range: $73,000.00 to $130,000.00

  • Maximum Range: $90,000.00 to $160,000.00

    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.