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Quantitative Research Engineer

Company name
Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation

Cambridge, MA, United States

Employment Type

Engineering, Research

Posted on
Jan 08,2019

Valid Through
Apr 23,2019


Position Summary

Quantitative Research Engineers create novel data-driven solutions which enable Aurora Flight Sciences to incorporate statistical understanding and advanced techniques drawn from research in cutting-edge aerospace applications. We work as a feedback loop between operational deployments at scale and algorithm design for autonomy, using model-based reasoning to characterize, support, and improve our products. You will be part of a team of developers creating a platform encompassing sensing, inference, and decision making capable of robustly handling complex and uncertain environments and generating evidence of safety and efficacy.

Specific Responsibilities

Analyze and model extensive aerospace data from operations in the physical world

Collaborate closely with leading research institutions through partnerships within Aurora’s Autonomy Center

Create advanced algorithms leveraging operational data for safe, efficient, and performant autonomous decision making

Develop software modeling operationally relevant complex and uncertain situations (e.g. negotiating a safe landing in untowered airports)

Leverage physical and simulated operations to quantify characteristics of autonomy

Position Requirements

Must be a US Person (US Citizen, Green Card Holder or US Permanent Resident)

PhD in Mathematics / Physics / Computer Science / Statistics / Engineering

Excellent communication and comfort working in a fast-paced team environment

Strong mathematical background and quantitative reasoning skills

Fluency with programming and advanced algorithms

Creativity and independent thought

Aurora Flight Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Company info

Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
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