• Senior GPS Navigation Engineer

    Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/4/2018 10:38 AM)
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  • 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.


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    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.   


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    Draper is seeking a well-qualified Navigation engineer with interest, educational background, and experience in the development of GPS-based Navigation systems. Project applications will include Navigation system development for ground vehicles, aircraft, autonomous vehicles, ships, and spacecraft. Responsibilities of the position will include GPS component characterization and modeling, design of algorithms to blend data from multiple sources, simulation development, laboratory work with prototype GPS hardware, support of field testing, and interaction with sponsors, as well as research opportunities related to extensions and novel applications of GPS technology.


    • Minimum of an M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Mathematics (or closely related field) with at least 2 years of experience.
    • Strong record of successful project execution, and team work skills are required.
    • The candidate should have strong analytical and problem solving capabilities. 
    • Project experience involving GPS Navigation system development, GPS and signal processing educational background and/or equivalent experience are desirable. 
    • Programming experience in C, C++, MATLAB, and Simulink is desired. 
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required. 
    • A current Secret clearance is required, or Top Secret clearance is preferred.


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