Senior Mechanical Engineer

Location: Manassas, VA
Job Code: 1929
# of openings: 1



We are looking for outstanding senior mechanical engineers to join our team and contribute in the design, fabrication and testing of mechanical systems for UAVs and optionally piloted aircraft.  As part of a dynamic, highly collaborative team, you will have the opportunity to help Aurora drive innovation and accelerate development of autonomous technology.  Candidates must have a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills and thrive in a fast-paced, hands on, team-oriented environment. 

Candidates must have at least 5 years professional experience, hold a bachelor’s degree in engineering (master’s degree is a plus) and must be a US Person (US Citizen or US Permanent Resident/Green Card Holder).

The ideal candidate will have experience in the following areas:

  • Experience with design and analysis of mechanical systems, such as landing gear, actuation systems, rotating machinery and robotics.

  • Experience with CAD software (CATIA v5 preferred), MATLAB, and Microsoft Office applications.

  • Experience with finite element analysis, multi-body dynamics analysis, and/or thermal analysis.

  • Hands-on experience working with machine shops, specifying fasteners, bearings, and other hardware, integrating prototype aircraft, and conducting performance tests.

  • Experience solving complex problems through rapid design iteration and hands on test validation.

  • Experience with design and analysis of aerospace propulsion systems (electric propulsion or internal combustion engines) is a plus.

Aurora Flight Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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