Senior Missions Systems Engineer Aurora Flight Sciences
Be Part of The Next Generation of Flight
Aurora Flight Sciences is a leader in unmanned aerial systems, with a fleet of innovative aircraft designed to empower small tactical units, and safeguard our borders. Aurora provides the capabilities and process controls of a large company with the "can do" attitude of a small company. If you feel you are qualified, apply for this position, it could change your future.
Provides technical oversight of missions IPT personnel and actions.
Select, refine, and integrate payload system, communication system, ground control, and mission processing, exploitation, and dissemination concepts in support of business development and then manages the resulting development & integration projects.
Interacts closely with DoD customers to develop their mission systems requirements.
Supports Business Development by developing architectures and design concepts for complete C4ISR systems for our UAVs.
Works closely with internal engineers and payload vendors to develop system concepts and ultimately leads the integration and tests of payloads into our UAVs.
Performs operations analysis, grounded by a strong understanding of fundamentals, to define achievable payload performance (range, data rates, latency, image quality, etc.), communication performance (range, throughput, frequency allocation, encryption), command and control, and mission data processing, exploitation, & dissemination.
Lead analysis and test of various payloads and communication suites onboard a single UAV to confirm compatibility and capability.
Lead development and production Concept of Operations, System Specifications, and System ICD documents.
Minimum Requirements (education and experience):
B.S. in Computer Science or applicable engineering or science field, Master's degree preferred.
Must be willing and able to be an active contributor (developer) in any of the software life-cycle phases.
Demonstrated ability within the past 5 years of conducting mission systems design with tangible design documentation e.g. beyond PowerPoint block diagrams.
Must have at least one year of hands-on professional experience in at least one, ideally a combination, of the following areas:
Software development in a relevant subject matter area: UAS or other robotic system guidance, navigation and control; ground- or airborne mission systems general aerospace flight control or cockpit avionics systems; ground stations; payload control.
Software development for UAV payload, ground station, or communication systems.
Familiarity with STANAG 4586 protocol and implementation concepts.
Development/operations of hardware-in-the-loop simulators, conducting testing and troubleshooting of HW/SW interfaces.
Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) applied to aerospace or military systems (C2, payload data, etc.).
Must have personally developed (i.e. modeled or written) production software within the preceding 12 months.
Must be willing to work under, and help refine, a defined software development process.
Prior experience in any of the following areas is a plus:
Operating in a regulated development environment, like CMMI (level 3 or higher) or DO-178B.
Model-based design and/or test using the Simulink/Stateflow tool chain.
Using the IBM DOORS Requirements Management software.
Using the GreenHills MULTI development environment and INTEGRITY operating system.
Unified Ground Control Station.
Experience mission planning and operations with currently deployed UAV's.
Experience with Army or USAF Military Intelligence in support of UAV or UAS or manned ISR operations.
Survivability analysis and experience working with threat scenario simulations.
Sufficient to perform all job requirements without special accommodations.
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