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Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation Aerospace Controls Researcher in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Aerospace Controls Researcher

Job Code 3006

Location Cambridge, MA

Location/s Menlo Park, CA

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Job Brief

Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company, is seeking an Aerospace Controls Researcher to lead research at the intersection of autonomous systems and control design for aircraft, spacecraft, and other vehicles.

Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company, has a 30-year history of applying autonomy and robotics to the development of advanced aircraft. The Aerospace Controls Researcher will participate in and lead new research programs at the intersection of autonomous systems and control design, collaborating with experts in artificial intelligence, machine learning, dynamics, and control throughout Boeing and academia.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with top tier universities to bring the latest exciting developments in research into practical application for Aurora/Boeing projects.

  • Contribute to research proposals for government/DOD programs.

  • Conduct novel research in autonomy and control for aircraft, leveraging and advancing the state of the art in topics such as adaptive control, machine learning, optimal estimation, and new vehicle architectures that present novel GNC opportunities.

  • Present/organize at conferences, workshops, invited sessions, and publish journal papers.

  • Lead the specification, design, development, integration, and test of aircraft GNC/Autonomy systems on ongoing Aurora Programs.

  • Supervise technical work.

    Position Requirements:

  • PhD – Aero/Astro, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering with guidance and control emphasis

  • Expertise in some, and working knowledge of most of the following: Adaptive control, learning-based control, nonlinear control, optimal control, optimal trajectory design, optimal guidance, missile guidance and control, reinforcement learning, Kalman filtering, stochastic estimation.

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

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

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

    Desired Requirements:

  • Active DOD clearance

    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.