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Systems Engineer for Business Development

Company: Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
Location: Somerville
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Job Description:

We are seeking an experienced Systems Engineer to contribute to multi-disciplinary teams of engineers and subject matter experts to develop next-generation autonomous systems for air transportation, battle combat, and manufacturing. This position is a strategic hire with a unique onboarding opportunity: joining the business development and strategy team for the first 6 months to learn about our capabilities and customers and help shape our technical solutions. The engineer will join Aurora's business development leaders in customer discovery and development to shape and win new program opportunities. The purpose of the role is to bring Aurora's engineering strengths directly to potential customers and better align our initial program pitches to Aurora's existing and emerging strengths. The ideal candidate will excel in customer-facing presentations and collaborative brainstorming, have a strong understanding of Aurora's current capabilities, and show high potential for understanding the full business development process. This role will support the team across all phases of the solutions engineering from concept exploration with the customer to development of final offering packages.In today's Aurora, engineers typically fit proposal and business development work into their existing engineering assignments. In this role, the engineer's primary focus will be customer discovery, concept exploration and development for the duration of the rotation.ResponsibilitiesLead customer-facing presentations and collaborative brainstorming sessionsSupport the rapid development of innovative prototypes to demonstrate autonomy-enabled systems in air, land, and seaLead analysis and definition of concept of operations with next generation autonomous or robotic systems - -Define top-level requirements for systems and systems-of-systems, as well as subsequent levels of requirements for subsystems, that reflect customer prioritiesWork with external and internal stakeholders to generate inputs into the MBSE models to communicate system designs, capabilities, and operationsDevelop tools to facilitate tradespace analyses and concept development activities. Lead reliability engineering activities for the systemCollaborate with external partners, including MIT and other research institutions, to conduct joint research projectsCollaborate with researchers and engineers at Aurora and Boeing to transfer knowledge and technologySupport or lead the preparation of R&D proposalsMinimum RequirementsB.S. or M.S. in Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a related field and relevant experience in applying systems engineering principles to complex aerospace systems and/or collaborative autonomous systems (with other uncrewed and crewed platforms).Technical background in systems engineering, aerospace engineering, software development, human factors engineering, or related fields.Experience using Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) methods and toolsDemonstrated success in a highly collaborative environmentExcellent English written and oral communications skillsMust be a US Person (US Citizen or US Permanent Resident/Green Card)Desired RequirementsExperience with Systems Engineering processes in all phases of the development lifecycle, from ideation to final testing and deploymentDemonstrated experience working with a tailored Systems Engineering approach for research and developmentExperience in developing executable SysML ModelsFamiliarity with military airworthiness certification processes (MIL-HDBC-516C)Familiarity with civilian certification processes (SAE ARP4754, RTCA DO-178C)Familiarity with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR)Experience performing various forms of safety analyses, such as Functional Hazard Assessments, Failure Modes and Effects Analyses, and Fault Tree AnalysesSoftware architecting experience

Keywords: Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, Somerville , Systems Engineer for Business Development, Other , Somerville, Massachusetts

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