Dynamic Systems Mission Analyst & Algorithm and Software Designer

Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
Posted Date 1 week ago(2/12/2018 9:54 AM)
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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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This job opening is for a Mission Analyst with a strong interest in simulation and modeling of high-accuracy/high-reliability dynamic systems for mission assured aerospace & marine applications. This job requires an innovative thinker who can take ideas and concepts, turn them into simulations, design high performing algorithms/software, and then develop test techniques to measure their performance in realized systems. Work closely with teams of engineers that develop, design, and evaluate, dynamic systems that make use of navigation and guidance systems and other specialized sensors for various vehicles and applications.

Candidate must have a strong analytical/mathematical background with working knowledge of systems modeling/simulation and algorithm/software design using tools such as MATLAB/SIMULINK. Knowledge of optimal estimation (Kalman filtering) and/or stochastic error modeling highly desired.  Strong oral communication and technical writing skills required.


An MS in Engineering (i.e. Aerospace, Electrical, Mechanical, or CS)  or Physics with two or more years of related job or academic research experience required.

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


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