• Systems Engineer

    Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 4 months ago(2/16/2018 3:56 PM)
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    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.


    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 www.draper.com/careers.



    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.   We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.   


    Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact hr@draper.com.


    Do you enjoy solving difficult technical problems?  Can you see the forest and the trees at the same time?  If so, systems engineering is for you!  Draper is looking for bright and motivated individuals for entry-level systems engineering positions to work on multi-disciplinary teams for a wide variety of government and commercial sponsors in areas that include:

    • Systems Security Engineering
    • Guidance, Navigation, and Control systems
    • Vehicle avionics systems, including manned space vehicles
    • Autonomous systems (air, undersea, automobiles, etc.)
    • “Big data” systems
    • Sensor and communication systems

    Systems engineers at Draper are expected to be able to contribute at all phases of development, including:

    • Understanding a customer’s needs and conceptualizing solutions
    • Architecting and specifying solutions
    • Designing systems and communicating the design to customers and fellow engineers
    • Identifying issues during system development before they become problems
    • Integrating components into systems and verifying that the system behaves as needed
    • Field testing systems in representative environments to make sure they meet our customers’ needs


    Individuals must have demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills, effectiveness working on a team, and the ability to absorb information quickly.  Leadership experience of any type is strongly desired.

    Minimum MS in relevant engineering or science discipline (Aero/Astro, Electrical, Mechanical, Computer Science/Software, Physics, etc.) or a BS plus 2 years of experience

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


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