Machine Intelligence Scientist & Engineer

3 months ago
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Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,600 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit


Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now



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The candidate will work on cutting-edge efforts for US Government and commercial customers as well as internal research projects. Areas of work include; machine learning for a variety of applications, data analytics, predictive and computational modeling of complex systems, computational neuroscience, biological image processing, and rapid prototyping (coding) of completely novel tools. Specific program areas include human generated data, sensors, basic AI research, intelligence analysis. The ideal candidate is an assertive self-starter, engaging colleagues and building ideas in a team-centered environment.


  • Expert in computational modeling and/or machine learning, algorithm development, data analytics
  • Ph.D. in computer science, machine learning, statistics, computational neuroscience, physics, or related field.
  • Creative individual, team player, outgoing, self-starter, entrepreneur
  • Scientific thinking and the ability to invent, a track record of thought leadership and contributions that have advanced the field
  • Solid programming experience (e.g., Matlab, Python)
  • Good written and spoken communication skills.
  • This position will require the ability to obtain a US Security Clearance. Main requirement for a security clearance is US Citizenship.
  • Stong preference to candiates with an active SECRET clearance



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