Trade Space Exploration Architect

Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/13/2018 8:34 AM)
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Are you an innovative problem solver? Do you enjoy immersing yourself in a system to understand and model its design and behavior? The Systems Science and Architecture group is looking for a recent college graduate with multi-domain expertise in front-end concept development, Trade Space Exploration (TSE) techniques, operations research, data analytics, Multi-Domain Analysis & Optimization (MDAO), and Multidisciplinary System Design Optimization (MSDO).

The candidate will be responsible for research and technology development tasks leveraging model-based engineering concepts and tools to represent the design and behavior of the system from initial concept through fielding of the system in its operating environment, including its obsolescence. The candidate will leverage Draper core technologies and capabilities to conceive innovative solutions for our customers across a variety of domains. The candidate will accomplish these tasks and objectives in coordination with other team members, task leads, Draper Program Managers, engineering subject matter experts, and/or representatives from the customer or end-user community. These solutions will often be cross-domain, cross-disciplinary system designs to meet the customer needs.


  • Experience with front-end concept development, TSE, operations research, data analytics, and MDAO/MSDO through research and development activities, and crafting innovative solutions for complex systems is required. 
  • Demonstrated familiartiy with processes and tools such as SysML and UML, specifically with working expertise in MagicDraw is a PLUS. 
  • Familiarity with applicable government research and technology development roadmaps is also a PLUS. 
  • The candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be a self-starter with willingness to learn and participate in an exciting team environment. The candidate must be adept at creating clear, self-explanatory visuals.
  • The candidate must have a B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in a relevant technical field of study.
  • Applicants selected for employment consideration will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.


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