Full Stack Development Group Leader

Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/2/2018 12:25 PM)
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Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,700 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 www.draper.com.


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The Information & Cognition Division is seeking a Group Leader for the Full Stack Development Group. The Full Stack Development group is a team of software developers that focus on delivering secure and efficient end-to-end software for highly usable machine intelligence systems. The team contains a mix of skill sets, including web, mobile, and thick client application developers. The group follows Agile methods and applies continuous improvement to both their architectures, products and their processes. This group collaborates closely with the other groups in the division, including User Experience, Human Analytics, Machine Intelligence, Cloud Architectures, and Data Access Systems.


The Group Leader position is a multifaceted role, in which the candidate will be responsible for managing and developing staff, enabling development of novel and reusable software capabilities and libraries, and performing as an individual contributor or leader on project teams. The Group Leader will be expected to manage, grow, and maintain a talented staff of engineers, building a strategic mix of skillsets and disciplines. The Group Leader will also be responsible for promoting the culture of innovation within the group, growing the culture of collaboration outside of the group, nurturing new ideas, and supporting engineers in proposal writing and other business development activities. Lastly, the Group Leader will also be an engineer and will execute on programs in appropriate roles. Specific technology areas of interest include architectures that enforce usability, machine learning algorithms in the real world, real time data processing, and dynamic data visualization.




  • B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science, Software Engineering, other relevant field, or demonstrable industry experience
  • 5+ years hands-on experience working in software architecture, development, and deployment
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in their field
  • Experience building and leading interdisciplinary teams to demonstrable successes
  • Flexible multi-tasker who can adapt to evolving priorities
  • Strategic thinker who can craft and execute a vision for the group that moves the larger organizational goals forward
  • Collaborative team player with a passion for people and innovation
  • Passion for building better software through application of modern and light-weight best practices
  • Ability to clearly communicate about technology, techniques, and processes to a broad range of audiences, including customers, internal and external stakeholders, management, engineering peers, and others across a broad range of technical and non-technical backgrounds
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills


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


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