• Principal Enterprise Software Engineer

    Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 2 months ago(7/2/2018 4:21 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.


    We’re looking for candidates to join our amazing and ever-growing team of developers and engineersproviding hands on development and software development team leadership! We work on exciting, diverse, cutting-edge projects, such as self-driving cars and drones of all types, medical and health projects such as advanced medical imaging, fielded systems for battlefield situational awareness, mobile application development, full stack web application development, and integrating with a diverse set of customer systems. Our problem sets range from hard commercial problems to the most pressing national security problems of our time. You will support significant internally funded R&D, as well as customer funded efforts that enable you to innovate and execute in a supportive and fast paced environment. Areas of work include software development for a variety of applications, devising production ready system architectures, distributed computing, high speed complex systems, and rapid prototyping of completely novel tools. We develop solutions that cover a broad range of technical areas, ranging from interfacing with embedded firmware and performing data processing, up through internet facing user experiences, leveraging cloud-based resources, and compute clusters. The ideal candidate is a proven leader, an assertive self-starter, engaging colleagues and building ideas in a team-centered environment. 


    • 4+ years' experience in project leadership and technical leadership of SW development teams from budget development, tracking, and adherence, to choosing, developing, and growing teams to technology scouting, evaluation and best choice

    • 10+ years' experience in software development (e.g., Java, C++, Python, C#)
    • Experience architecting and developing enterprise-level software from the ground up, prototype to production
    • Strong preference for creating robust, well tested software using automation
    • Self-driver, team player, outgoing, entrepreneur
    • Ability to devise first-of-a-kind solutions to hard problems in creative ways
    • Familiarity with Agile development and Atlassian’s agile suite in particular
    • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
    • B.S./M.S in computer engineering, computer science, software engineering or related field
    • Current US Govt. security clearance is a plus

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


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