• System Architect using SysML

    Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 6 months ago(5/9/2018 10:19 AM)
    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.


    The Draper Complexity Solutions Division is seeking a self-motivated systems engineer to develop models and perform analysis of system behavior in a multi-disciplinary manner.  You will join a team designing innovative, first-of-a-kind complex systems that integrate advanced technologies in order to solve challenging national problems while satisfying requirements and maximizing stakeholder value. To effectively address these challenges, the ideal candidate would have the ability to become knowledgeable in various problem domains, identify relevant modeling and analysis techniques, develop or integrate multi-domain qualitative models and present results that support system-level analysis, performance trade-offs, and decision-making.

    Typical job duties may range across designing, developing, and maintaining models and infrastructure for design and assessment of complex systems.  In addition, the candidate will work as a member of a cross-functional engineering team to frame architectures addressing challenges of customers in military, space, intelligence, and commercial applications. Responsibilities will also include assisting others in learning SysML and system model development processes and methods.

    Communications and interpersonal skills are highly valued in this role.  The ability to communicate technical concepts effectively with customers, engineers, managers, and other stakeholders of all relevant disciplines is a must.  Flexibility to multi-task and adapt to evolving priorities will be required.  We value continuous learning and professional growth.  Submissions must include a cover letter to be considered.



    • Minimum of a Bachelors in Engineering, Physics, or Science in a technically relevant field
    • 10 or more years of experience in systems engineering and systems architecting using model-based engineering processes and tools
    • Demonstrated expertise using SysML
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills

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



    Experience with any of the following is relevant, but not required, for consideration for this position:

    • Experience with MagicDraw SysML modeling tool and related products
    • Technical leadership, including technical decision oversight and team performance to budget and schedule
    • Familiarity with INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook or other government or industry Systems Engineering standards
    • Experience modeling DoD weapons, navigation, or communications systems


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