Autonomous Aircraft Systems Engineer- Endicott, NY or Los Angeles, CA

Job Description
BAE Systems is hiring an Autonomous Aircraft Systems Engineer!

This position can be located either in Endicott, NY or Los Angeles, CA.

This role will support autonomous aircraft system development.
At BAE Systems, we deliver a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. If you are an individual that enjoys a cohesive team environment and is interested in a variety of challenges across a variety of products, then we are interested in hearing from you!

In this role, you will be responsible to:

  • Analyze needs and define next-generation solutions for autonomous aircraft control systems.
  • Define mission solutions for a variety of autonomous aircraft platforms.
  • Develop solutions for embedded real-time systems that enable platforms to execute specific mission tasks without pilot intervention
  • Integration of processing, sensors, communications, and flight controls to meet autonomous system needs.
  • Develop plans for maturing technology to support autonomous system solutions.
  • Perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation; evaluate alternatives including cost, risk, supportability and analyses for total systems.
  • Perform analysis at all levels of total system product to include concept, design, fabrication, test, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal.
  • Ensure the logical and systematic conversion of product requirements into total systems solutions.
  • Translate customer requirements into hardware/software specifications.
  • Perform system-level analyses, including:
    • Size, Weight, Power and Cost (SWaP / C) analyses
    • Safety and Hazard Analyses
    • Reliability Analysis (MTBF, MTBUR, etc.)
    • Familiarity with RTCA DO-178B/C and RTCA DO-245 Development Processes
  • Architecture Studies, to include HW/SW Partitioning, Timing Analyses, Security Analyses, Criticality Analyses and Redundancy Analyses
  • Design and integrate complex engineering systems used for new platforms to modernize or upgrade existing systems.
Typical Education & Experience
Typically a Bachelor's Degree and 8 years work experience or equivalent experience

Required Skills and Education
  • B.S. Aeronautical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Software Engineering or a related field (minimum)
  • 8-12 years of experience in avionics or electronic controls related development, including familiarity with any or all of the following areas: avionic systems (flight controls, actuators, autopilots), sensors (radar, lidar, EO/IR), communications (voice, datalinks), system security, stores management systems, interfaces and data buses.
  • Demonstrated experience integrating avionic equipment to support autonomous aircraft operation.
  • Knowledge of technologies to support autonomous system integration (artificial intelligence, machine learning).
  • Knowledge of commercial aircraft operations and military aircraft missions, and the ability to translate these scenarios and use cases for autonomous systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
Preferred Skills and Education
  • Demonstrated experience with the system architecture, design, or test of autonomous aircraft systems.
  • Demonstrated experience understanding military aircraft missions and translating these into system use cases and requirements for the development of aircraft systems.
  • Demonstrated experience understanding commercial aircraft operations and translating these into system use cases and requirements for the development of aircraft systems.
  • Demonstrated experience with command and control, mission planning, and air traffic management systems for commercial and military aircraft
  • Demonstrated experience with deploying autonomous systems for safety critical applications.
  • Demonstrated experience with assured autonomy.
  • Demonstrated experience with autonomous system technologies (artificial intelligence, machine learning) and application to autonomous aircraft systems.
  • Knowledge & Experience in complete systems development life cycle from concept of operation to system environmental and EMI qualification testing (per RTCA DO-160) to flight / certification testing.
  • Experience with flight critical fly-by-wire Flight Controls, Actuators, Air Data Systems, Pilot Inceptors, Inertial Sensors and/or Autopilot systems.
  • 10-15+ years of experience with development of requirements and operational system concepts.
  • Working knowledge of model based development of systems and/or software.
  • Familiar with data bus protocols (1553B, Arinc 429, RS422/485, AFDX or CDN).
  • Experience with development of formal validation and verification procedures.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability to lead working groups or program teams.
  • Familiar with ARP4754, DO-178B/C and DO-254 or equivalent stringent process requirements.
  • Experience with Requirements Management tools (i.e. Doors) and Configuration Management and Problem Reporting tools.
  • Knowledgeable of commercial certification objectives and activities.
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems
BAE Systems is a premier global defense and security company with approximately 90,000 employees delivering a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support and services.
The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, and Israel. Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Gender Expression

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