We are seeking leaders in the fields of autonomous vehicles, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to help create pilotless aircraft that can operate in unrestricted airspace.
The Autonomy Research Division houses Aurora’s expertise in planning, estimation, and control of cutting-edge autonomous aircraft and multi-vehicle systems.
We are seeking leaders in the fields of autonomous vehicles, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to help create pilotless aircraft that can operate in unrestricted airspace. Over the years, we’ve made the aircraft automatic. Your job is to help the aircraft become autonomous.
Functional Area Brief
Seeking to combine the best of Silicon Valley with the best of the aerospace industry, our California Office, located in Menlo Park, is staffing the Aeronautical Autonomy Team, a small team of people who think of themselves as both pilots and engineers.
Working closely with our autonomy, avionics, software, and flight operations teams, you will develop algorithms that replace or supplement human decision-making. Using the insight you gained by operating an aircraft in the system, you will decide what our autonomous systems must do, you will decide how they should do it, you will create the algorithms, code, and data structures required, and you will test them in simulation and in flight.
- B.S. or M.S. in computer science. A Ph.D. is preferred.
- An FAA airman certificate at the private pilot level or higher, with an airplane, helicopter, or powered lift rating. Current pilots preferred.
- Experience and education in one or more of:
- Machine learning
- Artificial intelligence
- Perception and sensor fusion
- Novel algorithm development for breakthrough autonomy
- Requires excellent English written and oral communications skills.
- Due to ITAR export restrictions, US citizenship or permanent residency is required.
- Experience in an aerospace development environment is preferred.
- Experience in autonomous vehicle (air, space, or ground) development is preferred.