1653: Senior Aerospace Research Engineer

SSCI Open Position Ref # 1653: Senior Aerospace Research Engineer

Scientific Systems Company Inc. is looking to fill an Aerospace Research Engineer position in the Intelligent Control Systems group for R&D projects in the areas of advanced autonomous GNC system design for single and multiple collaborating UAVs; UAV swarm control; design and analysis of Sense and Avoid systems for unmanned vehicles, and verification and validation of complex autonomous control systems.

Scientific Systems Company, Inc. (SSCI) is a leading developer of advanced technologies for navigation, signal/image processing, mission planning and autonomy systems for the Aerospace and Defense industries. Founded in 1976 and headquartered in the metro-Boston area, SSCI has built a reputation for delivering high quality and mission-relevant technology solutions. 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 transitioning technology to major DoD programs. SSCI’s clients and teaming partners include all major branches of the U.S Department of Defense, NASA, and many of the leading prime contractors, including Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and Lockheed Martin.

Job Title Senior Aerospace Research Engineer
Level MSc with 6+years or PhD with 3+years industry experience
Location Woburn, MA
  • Develop, implement and test advanced autonomous GNC and optimization algorithms for multiple collaborating UAVs and UAV swarms, and support their hardware-in-the-loop and experimental testing.
  • Implement innovative Verification and Validation (V&V) techniques leading to fight certification of advanced autonomous 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 swarm control and V&V of autonomous GNC systems.
  • Effective proposal writing skills or willingness to learn.
  • Proficiency in MATLAB/Simulink and C/C++.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of embedded control systems and related hardware.
  • Background in aero-servo-elastic modeling and control is desired.
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 is desired


Please email your applications to: ssci‐1653@ssci.com

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