Sr. GNC Engineer

Location: Manassas, VA / Cambridge, MA
Job Code: 1872
# of openings: 3


Aurora Company Overview:

Aurora Flight Sciences is a world leader in the development of highly autonomous aircraft.  Our mission is to apply autonomy and robotics to the development, production, and operation of advanced aircraft.  We aim to change the way we travel.

We frequently achieve what others can’t due to a combination of experience, persistence, collaboration, and a culture of innovation.  Projects are ambitious and risky. We apply breakthrough technologies to create a new state of the art, rather than advancing the old one. 

Job Qualifications:

Aurora Flight Sciences is seeking a Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Engineer to lead development, research, and analysis in all areas of guidance, navigation, and control for autonomous aircraft   . Specific areas of interest include advanced control methods, simulation, and state estimation for fixed wing, tiltrotor, rotorcraft, or very flexible aircraft (VFA).  Aurora uses advanced, industry leading techniques to simultaneously accomplish robust and adaptive control. The GNC engineer will contribute to those algorithms on quick turn, first of a kind aircraft, truly advancing the GNC profession.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Lead the specification, design, development, integration, and test of aircraft GNC systems.
  • Write GNC subsystem requirements, test plans, and development procedures.
  • Prepare and present analysis and testing results to support formal and informal design reviews.
  • Supervise technical work.
  • Mentor staff with less experience.
  • Assist program manager in developing program plans.
  • Ensure GNC program plans are executed on schedule and budget and meet program goals.
  • Support flight test operations.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • MS – Aero/Astro, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on guidance and controls. PhD desirable.
  • Minimum of 5 years of related professional experience in the Aerospace Industry with demonstrated project leadership experience.
  • Must be fluent in MATLAB and Simulink, working knowledge of C++ desired.
  • Must have training or coursework in aircraft flight dynamics.
  • Must be a US Person (US Citizen or US Permanent Resident)



Aurora Flight Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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