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The Strategic Weapon Systems group at Draper is seeking a System Architect with broad technical skills to work within multidisciplinary teams to conceptualize, develop, analyze, and/or assess robust Guidance, Navigation and Control (GN&C) system solutions for strategic defense systems.
A successful candidate will be:
Tasking may include: identification of customer needs, development of use cases, requirements analysis and flow-down, system concept/architecture development (including analysis of alternatives), system design, interface definition/control, verification/test planning, development of systems engineering documentation, model development, vehicle and mission-level simulation development, performance assessment, documentation of analysis results, and presentation of results to both internal and external stake-holders.
The individual should be a highly motivated self-starter with willingness to learn and participate in a dynamic team environment while supervising junior and senior engineers. The opportunity to work as part of team developing a state-of-the-art GN&C system will provide exposure to a wide range of advanced technologies, including inertial sensors, precision electronics, and advanced algorithms.
Applicants must have the following key qualifications:
Any of the following additional qualifications are highly desirable:
Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance.