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Lead Sensor Engineer

Company: Cirrus Aircraft
Location: Duluth
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Cirrus Aircraft's Mission is to deliver an aviation experience that is the pinnacle of innovation, quality, and safety to our customers. Cirrus Aircraft is the recognized global leader in personal aviation and the maker of the best-selling SR Series piston aircraft and the Vision Jet, the world's first single engine Personal Jet and recipient of the 2017 Robert J. Collier Trophy. Founded in 1984, the company has redefined performance, comfort and safety in aviation with innovations like the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System (CAPS) - the first FAA-certified whole-airframe parachute safety system included as standard equipment on an aircraft. To date, worldwide flight time on Cirrus aircraft has passed nine million hours and over 170 people have returned home safely to their families as a result of the inclusion of CAPS as a standard feature on all Cirrus aircraft. Find out more at www.cirrusaircraft.com.

Cirrus offers a competitive benefits package and is dedicated to the advancement of general aviation. The Cirrus Flying Club offers employees and their family members the unique opportunity to obtain their private pilot's license in the comfort of a Cirrus or rent a Cirrus for an impromptu adventure at a greatly reduced rate. We are committed to investing in the future of our employees and company by offering professional development and career progression opportunities and we engage employees by offering several employee and family events throughout the year, as well as the opportunity to take part in activity clubs and community events.

Job Summary:

Define the future of aviation. Join Cirrus Aircraft's team to build the greatest transformation in aviation since the jet engine. Create certifiable flight technologies to bring simple and safe personal flight to the masses.

The Electrical team seeks highly motivated technology pioneers with the desire to lead flight sensor suite development. Successful candidates must be able to work on challenging multi sensor perception problems enabling aircraft to perceive and react to the environment.

Look no further, the future of aviation is here. Join our innovative company today.

Duties and Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

  • Take ownership in the creation of the flight sensor suite
  • Research and evaluate latest sensor technology for flight applications
  • Define sensor system's technical requirements
  • Validate and debug vehicle sensing hardware system for performance and reliability
  • Design and implement Sensor Fusion algorithms
  • Help maximize performance of real-time perception algorithms
  • Help implement sensor simulation to train and test the perception algorithms
  • Provide technical leadership for all sensor related items
  • Contribute towards overall architecture and strategy for sensors


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • BS/MS in physics, electrical engineering, computer science or other technical fields
  • 3+ years of industry experience in vision sensing technology
  • Expertise in building sensor fusion systems for perception and localization problems
  • Experience with estimating sensor noise, biases, and covariances
  • Experience with designing and tuning state estimation filters
  • Familiar with computer vision and deep learning-based perception techniques
  • C/C++ coding and device driver development experience
  • Knowledge of electro-optical, electronics, and data communication interfaces
  • Exposure to firmware design and/or real-time systems
  • Comfortable in driving results under uncertainty during the earlier stages of development
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a high functioning team
  • Understand the complexities of scaling a technically sophisticated product including balancing technical requirements schedule and risk, and procedural and safety compliance


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Drives Results- Consistently achieves results, even under tough circumstances

Resourcefulness- Secures and deploys resources effectively and efficiently

Tech Savvy- Anticipates and adopts innovations in business-building digital and technology applications

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Overtime hours may be required.

This opportunity is located in Duluth MN, North Dallas TX, or Phoenix AZ East Valley.

Cirrus gives priority to candidates interested in moving to our Duluth headquarters for innovation and activity center of our manufacturing, engineering, and enterprise operations. We will also consider candidates who are interested in working with us from Dallas, TX or Chandler (Phoenix), AZ.

As the home to our corporate headquarters, Duluth is a four-season city on the western tip of Lake Superior and was voted "Best Town" by Outside Magazine. The splendor of the largest freshwater lake in the world offers a multitude of outdoor activities for adventure or rejuvenation. The North Shore lifestyle is known its year-round activities, including bicycle and snowmobile trails, kayaking, rock climbing, fishing, hiking, golfing, sailing and skiing. And as a top employer in the area, Cirrus Aircraft was recently named "Best Overall Large Company to Work for in the Northland" and "Best Workplace Culture" by the Duluth News Tribune readers.

Phoenix Arizona, East Valley. The economic growth and superior quality of life found in the PHX East Valley didn't just happen overnight. From thriving cultural opportunities to amazing recreation areas, the PHX East Valley has developed into the place where individuals want to work, live and play. From pedestrian-friendly downtowns with urban vibes, to small town communities bustling with personality, to the Superstition Mountains where there is wide-open space and urban growth is on the horizon, the PHX East Valley has it all.

Dallas Texas is the third most populous city (after Houston and San Antonio) and the metropolis of the sprawling Dallas-Fort Worth urban area, known locally as the Metroplex. Fort Worth lies 30 miles (48 km) west; other major cities in the metropolitan region include Arlington, Carrollton, Denton, Garland, Grand Prairie, Irving, Lewisville, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson, University Park and McKinney (home of the 1st remote Cirrus Aircraft Factory Service Center).

Cirrus is dedicated to a drug free work environment promoting equal employment opportunity. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, national origin, color, age, disability, religion, pregnancy, veteran status, marital and family status, sexual orientation, receipt of public assistance, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Keywords: Cirrus Aircraft, Duluth , Lead Sensor Engineer, Other , Duluth, Minnesota

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