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

Humans and Autonomy Research Engineer

Job Code 2994

Assigned Aurora Location Cambridge, MA

Locations Cambridge, MA, Lucerne, CH, Manassas, VA

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Humans and Autonomy Research 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 Humans and Autonomy Research Engineer to help us create the future of flight. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to the following:


  • 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.

    Minimum 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).

    Preferred 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.

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

    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.