Senior Mission-Critical Software Developer for GN&C Systems

Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
Posted Date 3 months ago(12/6/2017 9:41 AM)
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Draper is looking for an outstanding engineer to provide technical expertise and leadership for the development of complex, real-time software applications used by state-of-the-art GN&C Systems. The individual’s responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and evaluating unique, real-time, highly-reliable system software solutions for challenging problems, with emphasis on GN&C applications
  • Leading and/or supporting a team for the entire mission-critical software life cycle, from architecture conceptualization and requirements analysis through final software verification and validation and software release
  • Executing software and system-level tests in various engineering environments, including complex software simulations and real-time hardware-in-the-loop environments
  • Clearly communicating software designs, issues, risks, and development plans to managers and customers


Applicants must have the following key qualifications:

  • M.S. or B.S. degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent with 15+ years of professional experience in a related field
  • Excellent computer and analytical skills with experience in full-lifecycle software development
  • Experience with Linux, C/C++ and/or Matlab/Simulink
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience in the design, coding and testing of guidance, navigation and control system software is preferred
  • Task planning and leadership experience is preferred


Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance.



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