1652: Senior Research Engineer

Open Job Announcement: Senior Research Engineer – Aerospace Systems

September, 2016

Scientific Systems Company Inc. is looking to fill a Senior Research Engineer position in the Intelligent Control Systems group for R&D projects in the areas of aero-servo-elastic modeling and control, design and analysis of Sense and Avoid systems for unmanned vehicles, and autonomous guidance, navigation and control for single and multiple aerial and space vehicles.

Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (SSCI) is a leading developer of advanced technologies for navigation, mission planning and autonomy systems for the Aerospace and Defense industries. Founded in 1976 and headquartered in the metro-Boston area, SSCI is an industry leader in research and development, is among the Top 20 companies in highly competitive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, and is actively transitioning technology to major U.S. Government programs. SSCI’s clients and teaming partners include major branches of the U.S. Department of Defense, NASA, and leading prime contractors.


Job Title Senior Research Engineer – Job Code 1652
Level MSc with 6+years or PhD with 3+years industry experience
Location Woburn, MA.
  • Implement advanced flutter suppression and drag optimization algorithms to high-fidelity simulations of flexible aircraft and spacecraft in Matlab and Simulink; carry out detailed performance analysis; and support wind tunnel & flight testing.
  • Develop and implement advanced autonomous GNC and optimization algorithms to high-fidelity aircraft and spacecraft simulations and carry out performance analyses.
  • Support hardware-in-the-loop and experimental testing of advanced GNC algorithms.
  • Work in a team or as a task lead to execute technical deliverables.
  • Contribute technical materials for proposals, white papers and/or publications.
  • Present technical results to internal and external customers.
  • Participate in technical discussion regarding new R&D ideas and directions.
Required Skills/Experience
  • MS or PhD and strong background in advanced GNC for aerospace vehicles.
  • Strong background in aircraft dynamics, including aero-servo-elastic modeling.
  • Effective proposal writing skills or willingness to learn.
  • Proficiency in MATLAB/Simulink and C/C++.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in other programming languages.
  • Working knowledge of embedded control systems and related hardware.
Compensation Salary is competitive with market rates, with annual bonus awards based on company and individual performance. SSCI offers a generous benefits package, which includes an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), Bonus Plan, 401K, and Health / Life / Disability Insurance.
Notes U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residence required.

Please email your applications to: ssci‐1652@ssci.com

Include the Job Code 1652 (use Subject Line) and names, phone numbers and emails of at least three (3) references with your correspondence for prompt consideration.

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