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Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation Robotics Research Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Robotics Research Engineer

Job Code 3119

Location Cambridge, MA

Location/s Cambridge, MA

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Job Brief

Aurora Flight Sciences is a world-leader in developing robot hardware and software for new aerospace applications. Click to apply and find out more!

Aurora Flight Sciences is a world-leader in developing robot hardware for new aerospace applications. We bring innovative robot prototypes to life by developing and applying state-of-the-art technologies in sensing, actuation, planning, design, and system verification & validation.

Specific Responsibilities

The Robotics Research Engineer contributes to conceptualizing, designing, building, testing, and demonstrating robots for aircraft manufacturing, ground operations, and flight. This work is performed in dynamic simulation, controlled lab settings, hardware-in-the-loop simulations, and on full-scale flight or manufacturing systems.

The Robotics Research Engineer position is for candidates with demonstrated ability to propose, execute, and communicate innovative robotics research who wish to continue leading innovative research. The candidate must also contribute as a Subject Matter Expert in their expertise area(s).

Position is available for both hardware and software-oriented roboticists.

Minimum Requirements

  • PhD in robotics-related field, or equivalent demonstrated experience proposing, executing, and communicating advanced robotics research.

  • Must be a US Person (citizen or permanent resident)

  • Candidates must have demonstrated excellence (Subject Matter Expert) in at least one of the following, and a working knowledge or interest in a majority of the others:

  • Robot manipulation

  • Actuator design

  • Real-time computation

  • Power electronics

  • Trajectory planning

  • Electromechanical system design

  • Machine vision

  • Rapid prototyping

  • Dynamic simulation

  • Tactile sensing

  • Math

  • Low-level motor control

  • Acceptance testing of physical robot hardware

  • Real-time control of multi-DOF robots

  • Software engineering

  • Communication protocol

  • Embedded systems

  • Candidates must have strong written and oral communication ability.

  • Candidates should have a zeal for working on high-functioning and diverse teams and for making real systems work.

    Physical Requirements

Occasionally required to travel

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.