• Group Leader Quantum Technologies and Photonic Systems

    Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 2 months ago(2 months ago)
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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.


    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.


    Draper is conducting a nation-wide search for a highly innovative and experienced individual to lead our Quantum Technologies and Photonic Systems Group. The successful candidate will lead an organization tasked with exciting development efforts for one-of-a-kind applications. Responsibilities will include business area development, proposal generation and technical project management, in addition to basic group leader functions including hiring and staff development.  Group activities range from analysis of novel technologies and systems, to technology development, system concept definition and design, system engineering, build and integration management, as well as characterization and test.



    Ph.D. or M.Sc. degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Optics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or equivalent.  10+ years of experience, as well as general expertise in prototyping complex systems is desired.  The candidate’s background should include instances of technical leadership and design responsibility on quantum computation R&D activities, quantum communication, atom-based sensors & clocks, and/or photonic systems broadly.  In addition, the candidate should be prepared to contribute to the implementation of machine learning techniques to sensors and other applications.  Finally, the candidate should be a recognized expert in his own specific field, with demonstrated strength in business development.  Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Must be willing to travel.


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


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