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

Humans and Autonomy Research Engineer

Job Code 2995

Location Cambridge, MA

Location/s Cambridge, MA

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Job Brief

Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company, is seeking a Humans and Autonomy Research Engineer to lead research and development at the intersection of humans and autonomous systems for aircraft, spacecraft, and other vehicles.

The Autonomy Research Division was formed to address a growing research area at Aurora. Specifically, ARD applies select disciplines to the development of advanced autonomous systems, supporting levels of autonomy ranging from unmanned aircraft to optionally-piloted aircraft and human-automation teaming within the flight deck.

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.

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.

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