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Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation Humans and Autonomy Research Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Humans and Autonomy Research Engineer

Job Code 2994

Location Cambridge, MA

Location/s Cambridge, MA

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Humans and Autonomy Research Engineer

Aurora has a 30-year history of applying autonomy and robotics to the development of advanced aircraft that extend the capabilities of the human operator. The Humans and Autonomy Research Engineer will participate in and lead new research and development programs at the intersection of humans and autonomous systems, collaborating with experts in artificial intelligence, robotics, aircraft design, and operations throughout Boeing and academia.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research and development in autonomous systems that extend human capability.

  • Contribute to research proposals for government/DOD programs.

  • Lead the specification, design, development, and integration of human-autonomy interaction on Aurora programs.

  • Apply expertise in knowledge elicitation, systems engineering, human subjects testing, training programs, and procedures in support of developing new autonomous systems and methodologies.

  • Develop designs, inform software requirements and support software architecture for innovative user interfaces for human interaction with robotics and autonomous systems.

  • Present/organize for customer reports, conferences, workshops, invited sessions, and journal papers.

    Position Requirements:

  • M.S. or PhD in Aero/Astro, Computer Science, or Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on Humans and Autonomy; or equivalent experience.

  • Expertise in some and working knowledge of most of the following: human-robot teaming, human-robot interaction, human factors, user-interface design, trust in autonomy, autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, and robotics.

  • Ability to design and implement software in at least one of the following languages: Python, C++, C#, Java, iOS, or Android.

  • Ability to design and implement hardware/software prototypes.

  • Must be a US Person (US Citizen or US Permanent Resident/Green Card Holder).

    Desired Requirements:

  • Experience applying design and cognitive engineering principles to relevant aerospace problems.

  • Experience with standard systems engineering practices (requirements definition, risk identification and management, fault tree generation, FMECA, etc.)

  • Expertise in Commercial or Military UAV operations

  • Active DOD clearance

    Physical Requirements

  • Occasionally required to travel for reviews, customer meetings, etc.

    Shift Requirements

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

    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.

Government Contractor

As a U.S. government contractor, Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing company, is subject to President Biden’s September 9th executive order requiring COVID-19 vaccines for federal contractors. Based on the executive order Aurora is implementing a new requirement for U.S.- based employees to either show proof of being fully vaccinated from COVID-19, or have an approved reasonable accommodation (based on a documented disability or sincerely held religious belief) exempting them from the requirement by December 8, 2021.

Individuals who are unable to meet COVID-19 requirements due to disability or sincerely held religious belief may apply for a reasonable accommodation during the post-offer process. Individuals with an approved accommodation will be subject to frequent COVID-19 testing.

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