• Simulation Group Leader

    Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/17/2018 9:49 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-3396
  • 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.

    Responsibilities

    The Simulation Group Leader reports to the System Modeling and Assurance Division Leader and is responsible for leading a group of approximately 15 engineers who provide Draper-wide Simulation services and infrastructure support, and for the day-to-day operations of the Simulation cost center and facilities.  The Group Leader, as part of the Draper’s engineering leadership team, is responsible for assuring the long-term success of the group in meeting the needs of Draper’s programs and strategic objectives through shaping and developing the group’s workforce and promoting the development of technology.  The Group Leader contributes to the successful execution of ongoing projects by ensuring the quality of technical work products produced by the group.  The Group Leader is also expected to be a key technical contributor in project execution and program development activities and collaborates regularly with program offices, sponsors, other engineering groups, and the external technical community.  The Group Leader sets an example of technical leadership for the group.

     

     

    Qualifications

    The successful candidate must be a self-starter, capable of achieving organization and program objectives, and must possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.  Specific responsibilities include working with the System Modeling and Assurance Division Leader to: a) support the career development, growth, and project assignments of the Group’s engineering staff; b) development of the Group’s technical vision and capabilities; c) assistance in the oversight of project execution within the group.  In addition to the Group Leader responsibilities the candidate will also lead simulation projects and serve as a strong partner to the program office in business development activities.  Demonstrated skills in leadership, innovation, creativity and collaboration are a must.  Experience involving data analytics, Concept of Operations (ConOps) and scenario development, networked information, distributed command & control, and dynamic systems is a plus.    

    MS in Mechanical, Aerospace or Electrical Engineering with 5 or more years of experience in the application of modeling and simulation technologies to complex system development projects is required.   The candidate must have demonstrated proficiency with engineering simulation tools such as MATLAB and Simulink, and software development experience using C/C++ or other current object-oriented languages.  Experience with industry simulation packages for military and aerospace applications and associated computing infrastructure is highly desired, as is a working knowledge of distributed simulation technology, including HLA and/or DIS protocols.  Experience with real-time hardware-in-the-loop simulation and real-time operating systems such as Concurrent’s Redhawk Linux OS is also desired.  Model development or analysis experience is strongly preferred.

     

    Experience with conflict resolution, employee development and mentoring as well as end-of-year performance reviews and employee recognition are desired.

    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.

     

    Experience with conflict resolution, employee development and mentoring as well as end-of-year performance reviews and employee recognition are desired.

    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.

     

    Ability to obtain a government security clearance is required for this position. Only United States citizens can apply.

     

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