• Entry Navigation Engineer

    Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/10/2018 3:51 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.


    Draper is seeking a highly motivated engineer in navigation, estimation, and sensor fusion.  Relevant project experience with sensor systems including electro-optical or infrared cameras, star cameras, radar, GPS, or signals of opportunity navigation is desirable.  Hands-on experience in project execution and in designing, developing, and validating real-time algorithms and software is preferred.  The engineer in this position will also be expected to provide technical support for multiple projects in navigation, estimation, and sensor fusion.



    • Minimum of a B.S. degree in Engineering, Computer Science (or closely related field).
    • Strong record of successful project participation and team work skills are required.
    • The candidate should have strong analytical and problem solving capabilities. 
    • Project experience involving navigation systems or robotics development are desirable. 
    • Programming experience in C, C++, MATLAB, and Simulink is required. 
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required. 
    • The ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance is required. 


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