As new aircraft are being designed, Integration and Test Engineers collaborate with aircraft designers and analysts to define, design, install and calibrate instrumentation, develop test plans and procedures, and execute tests.
Integration and Test engineers support programs from initial stages through completion participating in each phase of vehicle development.
Aurora Flight Sciences, an independent subsidiary of Boeing, is reimagining the future of autonomous flight. As new aircraft are being designed, Integration and Test Engineers collaborate with aircraft designers and analysts to define, design, install and calibrate instrumentation, develop test plans and procedures, and execute tests for every part of the aircraft from component through subassembly to aircraft final assembly. Integration and Test engineers support programs from initial stages through completion participating in each phase of vehicle development.
Work with multi-disciplinary teams of engineers, including subject matter experts in aircraft system design, analysis, propulsion, aerodynamics, autonomy, perception, sensing, intelligent systems, machine learning, GN&C, flight controls, handling qualities, robotics, actuation, and data analytics.
Lead or support the development of the following throughout all stages of aircraft development:
Program test strategy (Test and Evaluation Master Plans (TEMPs))
Instrumentation definition, calibration and installation
Test fixture design, development and qualification
Data acquisition design and development
Data storage and processing
Test plan and procedure development for internal test and verification, formal qualification testing, safety hazard mitigation and certification
Data analysis for test reporting to Aurora engineering representatives, customers, or regulatory authorities
Generation of materials for customer briefings, reports, proposals and business development
B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or other relevant engineering fields
Experience in aircraft test and integration in any (or several) of the following disciplines:
Loads and Dynamics
Propulsion (Engine Test Cell, Integrated Nacelle, Fuel System)
Avionics (Component Functional Checkout ATP, HILSim, PILSim, Safe to Mate Power Up, Progressive Power Up, Harness ATPs)
Aero - Performance
Mechanical Subsystems (Servos, Actuators, Landing Gear [main, nose, brakes], Payload Bay Load Test, HILSim, Radome RF Loss Characterization, Subsystem Installs)
Electric Energy Storage & Power Systems
Autonomy (Perception & Sensing, Intelligent Systems & Machine Learning, GN&C, Flight Controls, Handling Qualities, Robotics & Actuation, Humans & Autonomy, Data Analytics)
Flight Test Instrumentation (Sensor selection, Calibration, Data Acquisition, Data Storage and Processing)
Demonstrated success in a highly collaborative environment with excellent English written and oral communications skills.
Must be a US Person (US Citizen or US Permanent Resident/Green Card Holder).
Advanced experience in instrumentation suite definition, instrumentation installation design and implementation, data acquisition system definition, test planning and execution for component bench, integrated rig, and/or aircraft ground and flight testing.
Familiarity with aerospace industry standards and certification techniques (14 CFR Parts 23, 25, 27, 29, 33 and/or 35)
Occasional travel required.
Must be able to maneuver in small aircraft.
Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs.
Occasionally required to work non-business hours to support experiments and travel to customer sites
About Aurora Flight Sciences
Aurora Flight Sciences is a leader in the development and manufacturing of advanced unmanned systems and aerospace vehicles.
At the core of our company’s mission is a commitment to the science of autonomous flight; whether that means a fully autonomous drone, or a program that is breaking new ground in the interface between man and machine as it relates to flight.