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The Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) Systems Architecture Group at Draper is seeking an experienced systems engineer with broad technical skills to work within multi-disciplinary teams to apply model-based system engineering techniques to develop the concept of operations, system architecture and system requirements for advanced missile systems, enabling guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) subsystems, and/or associated enhanced ground-test systems.
A successful candidate will have relevant domain expertise and evidence strong ability for system-level thinking to solve sponsor mission needs. Additionally, he/she will be capable of planning and executing individual tasks (identified below) as an individual contributor on a multi-disciplinary team, leading small functional or multidisciplinary teams as necessary, and engaging with the internal and external customer community. A successful candidate will also be expected to support new business development, proposal writing, and maintain a current working knowledge of the state of the art in relevant subsystem technologies.
Tasking may include: identification of customer needs, requirements analysis and flow-down, system concept/architecture development (including analysis of alternatives), system design, interface definition/control, verification/test planning, development of systems engineering documentation, model development, simulation development, performance assessment, documentation of analysis results, proposal support, and presentation of results to both internal and external stake-holders.
Applicants must have the following key qualifications:
Any of the following additional qualifications are desirable:
Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.