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sUAS Mechanical Engineer at Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation

sUAS Mechanical Engineer

Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation Manassas, VA Full-Time

sUAS Mechanical Engineer

Job Code 3311

Location Manassas, VA

Location/s Manassas, VA

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sUAS Mechanical Engineer

Position Overview:

Aurora Flight Sciences is seeking a sUAS Engineer. This is a multi-disciplined role blending mechanical design, prototype manufacturing and assembly, developmental testing, and data analysis for sUAS applications. As part of a dynamic, highly collaborative team, you will support the implementation of robust, high-performing, and highly reliable autonomous solutions. Candidates must have a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills and thrive in a fast-paced, hands on, team-oriented environment.


  • Perform mechanical design of sUAS vehicles and supporting systems

  • Implement sUAS system architectures

  • Conduct prototype development, manufacturing, and integration

  • Perform developmental and qualification testing, troubleshooting, and data analysis

  • Collaborate with other engineering disciplines in planning, development, and test of systems to ensure software and hardware performance and compatibility

  • This position is based at Auroras Manassas, VA location

    Minimum Requirements:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or other relevant 4-year engineering degree from an accredited university

  • Minimum of two years of experience in sUAS development

  • Proficiency with CAD tools including Solidworks or CATIA v5

  • Proficiency with data analysis tools such as MATLAB, Excel, or Python

  • Knowledgeable of all aspects of the sUAS development life cycle: mechanical, electrical, software, manufacturing, and test

  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot complex problems while supporting flight test operations

  • Self-motivator with demonstrated performance in a small team environment

  • Able to travel to remote locations for typically 2 weeks at a time approximately 4 times per year.

  • Must be a US Citizen and be willing to obtain a security clearance

    Desired Requirements:

  • MS in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Robotics, or similar

  • Candidates with extracurricular engineering competition experience are strongly encouraged to apply

  • Experience with metal and/or composites fabrication

  • Familiar with UAV autopilot software such as PX4 (preferred), or Ardupilot

  • R/C pilot with experience in custom aircraft design, build, assembly, and flight operations

  • FAA Part 107 Certificate

    Physical Requirements:

  • Able to lift 25 lbs. occasionally

    Aurora Company Overview

Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company, is a leader in the development and manufacturing of advanced unmanned systems and aerospace vehicles. Our mission is to apply autonomy and robotics to the development, production, and operation of advanced aircraft. During the last three decades, Aurora has designed, rapid-prototyped, and flown an average of one new vehicle a year for both government and commercial customers. Now, as an independent subsidiary of Boeing, Auroras innovation is combined with Boeings size and strength, creating an unprecedented opportunity to shape the future of aerospace systems.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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