Systems Engineer

Location: Cambridge, MA
Job Code: 2004
# of openings: 3


Job Qualifications:

The Humans and Autonomy Group, based in our Cambridge, MA facility, focuses on human systems integration and systems engineering efforts for autonomous, semi-autonomous, and unmanned aerospace vehicles. We are looking for talented systems engineers to support various initiatives within the company across the entire life cycle of design and development.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work with multi-disciplinary teams of engineers to execute all phases of the systems engineer process:

    • Define concepts of operations (CONOPS) for various new proposed programs and refine existing CONOPS for existing programs.

    • Define top-level stakeholder requirements for systems as well as subsequent levels of requirements for systems

    • Track defined requirements against testable and verifiable milestones as the program evolves

    • Conduct fault tree analyses and FMECAs in support of program execution

    • Write and execute test plans in support of requirements verification and FMECA testing

    • Define and track programs risks, including the design of mitigation plans to reduce program risk over time

  • Support program reviews for programs across Aurora to ensure engineering quality and that all aspects of the product and program lifecycle have been accounted for

  • Support the definition and refinement of processes within Aurora to better support systems engineering activities

  • Guide the design of underlying principles and architectures for current and future Aurora autonomy programs, spanning large and small unmanned aerial vehicles, human-robot interaction (both in-cockpit and ground-based), autonomous path planning and scheduling systems, and other efforts

  • Support business development opportunities and the execution of research for military and commercial customers

  • Support Program Managers in program proposals, program planning, and program execution

  • Contribute to proposals, reports, and presentations where Systems Engineering issues are relevant

Minimum Requirements:

  • MS or PhD in Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Human Systems Engineer, or a related field and relevant experience in applying systems engineering principles to complex aerospace or human-autonomous systems

  • Technical background in autonomous systems, human systems engineering (human factors, HCI, and related fields), software development, or systems engineering

  • 5 plus years of demonstrated experience in systems engineering activities

  • Demonstrated success in a highly collaborative environment

  • Excellent English written and oral communications skills.

  • Must be a US Person (US Citizen or US Permanent Resident/Green Card Holder).

Desired Qualifications:

  • Project management experience

  • Demonstrated experience working with a tailored systems engineering approach

  • Experience with IBM Rational DOORS

  • Familiarity with military airworthiness processes

  • Familiarity with the DoD Acquisition process (including risk management)

  • Software architecting experience

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to support travel

Aurora Flight Sciences is an Equal Opporunity Employer

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