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Simulation Software Engineer

Company: Aurora Flight Sciences
Location: Manassas
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Simulation Software Engineer
Job Code 3218
Location Manassas, VA
Location/s Manassas, VA
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Simulation Software Engineer
Position Overview:
Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing subsidiary, is seeking Simulation Software Engineers to contribute to the development of next-generation autonomous aircrafts. Our contributions to the aerospace industry include the world-record breaking Orion aircraft, the first fully autonomous helicopter (AACUS), a flying taxi, underwater vehicles, and a solar plane to name a few. As part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary team, you will participate hands-on in the full software life-cycle, from concept through implementation, integration all the way to flight test. At Aurora, the simulation software team develops the platform that will enable testing and training. As such, candidates must have the ability to understand the system deeply and a desire to develop new skills and innovate the current simulation. A spirit of perseverance and a knack for troubleshooting are typical characteristics of successful simulation engineers at Aurora. Typical simulation functionality for a UAS includes environment, navigation system, redundancy and contingency management, uplink and downlink packet encoding and decoding, converting between different serial protocols, hardware-in-the-loop simulation, ground-based GUIs, aircraft sensors, aircraft subsystem control (i.e., electrical, propulsion, navigation) and payload control.

  • Define, analyze, and review simulation software requirements to meet defined and anticipated testing and training needs.

  • Collaborate with other engineering disciplines in planning, design, and development of simulation interfaces to ensure software and hardware performance and compatibility

  • Use a model-based approach to design simulation software and implement functionality, conduct design reviews and unit tests.

  • Write test plans and test cases, execute test procedures for integration and system-level testing

  • Write test scripts for robustness and failure injection tests

  • Use an integrated Hardware in the Loop simulator to exercise timing critical interfaces.

  • Develop user panels and GUI's that mimic aircraft panels and cockpit controls

  • Report on testing results and identify risk areas

    Minimum Requirements:

    • Education Requirements:

    • B.S. in one of the following engineering degrees (M.S. preferred):

    • Aerospace, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering

    • Modeling and Simulation or Engineering Physics

    • Similar relevant discipline

    • Must be a US Citizen or Legal US Permanent Resident

    • Demonstrated, hands-on professional experience in the following areas:

    • Model-based design and test using the Simulink/Stateflow tool chain.

    • Simulation software development in a relevant subject matter area: robotics, electrical systems, propulsion, navigation, general aerospace flight control, UAS or payload control.

    • Modeling and emulation of messaging interfaces

    • Development and operation of hardware-in-the-loop simulators

    • Testing and troubleshooting of HW/SW interfaces.

    • Demonstrated capability to have personally developed (i.e. modeled or written) software that is used for confirming functionality, failure mode testing or equivalent simulation within the last 12 months.

    • Demonstrated use of test platforms for complex HW/SW integrated systems

      Desired Requirements:

      • Experience with Mathworks real time Simulink/Stateflow Auto-Coder Toolchain

      • Experience in Model-Based Design and simulation using Mathworks Simulink/Stateflow to develop production code

      • Work experience developing production software in an autonomous vehicle or robotics environment

      • Experience in object-oriented programming in C++

      • Using the IBM DOORS Requirements Management software or Cameo for requirements management

      • Understanding of Systems Engineering Verification and Validation model

      • Using the Atlassian tool suite for SW lifecycle management

        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, Aurora's innovation is combined with Boeing's 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.

Keywords: Aurora Flight Sciences, Alexandria , Simulation Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Manassas, Virginia

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