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Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation Systems Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Systems Engineer

Job Code 3212

Location Cambridge, MA

Location/s Manassas, VA

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Systems Engineer

Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing subsidiary, is seeking experienced System Engineers to contribute to the development of next-generation autonomous aircraft. Our contributions to the aerospace industry include the world-record breaking Orion aircraft, the first fully autonomous helicopter (AACUS), a flying taxi, and a solar aircraft (Odysseus). Aurora’s Systems Engineers help lead the design and development of our aircraft, including requirements definition, safety analyses, and certification processes. Systems Engineers may also support verification testing and flight testing activities for those aircraft and their subsystems. Our programs use employ a combination of both traditional and model-based systems engineering approaches as needed, matching the approach to the needs of the program.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Work with multi-disciplinary teams of engineers to execute all phases of the systems engineering process:

  • Define concepts of operations (CONOPS) for various new proposed programs and refine existing CONOPS for existing programs

  • Define top-level requirements for systems and systems-of-systems, as well as subsequent levels of requirements for subsystems

  • Track defined requirements against testable and verifiable milestones as the program evolves

  • Define system technical performance measures, including KPPs, TPMs, MOEs, and MOPs, and support their tracking over time

  • Support the generation of safety related artifacts (FHAs, FTAs, FMEAs, FMECAs) per SAE ARP4761 and MIL-STD-882E

  • Define and track programs risks, including mitigation plans to reduce program risk over time

  • As needed, support test plan generation and execution in collaboration with our Test and Evaluation Group

  • Additionally,

  • Support the definition and refinement of processes within Aurora to improve systems engineering and program workflow

  • Guide the design of architectures for current and future Aurora programs, including both manned and unmanned vehicles (aircraft and otherwise) and various forms of autonomous systems

  • Support business development opportunities and the execution of research for military and commercial customers

  • Support Program Managers in program proposals, program planning, and program execution

  • Contribute to proposals, reports, and presentations where Systems Engineering issues are relevant

    Minimum Requirements

  • B.S. or M.S. in Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a related field and relevant experience in applying systems engineering principles to complex aerospace or human-autonomous systems

  • Technical background in systems engineering, aerospace engineering, software development, or related fields.

  • Demonstrated success in a highly collaborative environment

  • Excellent English written and oral communications skills

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

    Desired Requirements

  • Experience with SE processes in all phases of the development lifecycle

  • Experience using Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) methods and tools

  • Demonstrated experience working with a tailored Systems Engineering approach

  • Experience in developing executable SysML Models

  • Familiarity with military airworthiness certification processes (MIL-HDBC-516C)

  • Familiarity with civilian certification processes (RTCA DO-178C, SAE ARP4754)

  • Familiarity with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR)

  • Involvement performing Safety Hazard Analyses

  • Software architecting experience

    Physical Requirements

Occasionally required to work non-business hours to support experiments (testing, experiments, demonstration, or other activities) as well as and travel to customer sites. Candidates should expect to travel up to 20% of their time. Multiple geographic options available.

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.