• Strategic Weapon GNC Systems Engineer

    Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/11/2018 9:55 AM)
    Requisition ID
    2018-3476
  • 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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    Responsibilities

    The Strategic Weapon Systems group at Draper is seeking a GNC systems engineer with broad technical skills to work within multi-disciplinary teams to conceptualize, develop, and/or evaluate robust weapon system solutions for the war fighter, including (but not limited to) advanced strategic weapon systems, missile/projectile systems, and enabling guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) technology.

     

    A successful candidate will be/have:

    • Highly motivated to support the delivery of technology solutions that are of strategic importance to the nation;
    • Dedicated to developing the in-depth mission and technology domain expertise that enable realization of such solutions for complex systems;
    • Capable of planning and executing tasks as an individual contributor on a multi-disciplinary team as well as leading teams as necessary;
    • Proficient in systems engineering methods/practice for the development of integrated hardware/software systems;
    • A skilled communicator, able to distill and brief complex technical concepts to senior internal and external management.

     

    Tasking may include: identification of customer needs, requirements analysis and flow-down, system concept/architecture development (including analysis of alternatives), system modeling/design, evaluation of system robustness, 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.

    Qualifications

    Applicants must have the following key qualifications:

    • An B.S. degree or higher in a relevant engineering discipline;
    • 8+ years of professional experience working with avionics or defense systems;
    • Practical experience with systems engineering for defense systems;
    • Foundational knowledge and/or practical experience specifically with guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) algorithms and hardware technology;
    • Practical experience with modeling of dynamical systems and simulation-based performance analysis;
    • Strong presentation skills and the ability to articulate complex technical ideas.

    Any of the following additional qualifications are highly desirable:

    • Experience in system modeling and model-based systems engineering;
    • Experience in the design of integrated hardware/software avionics systems;
    • Prior experience in the domain of strategic weapon systems is strongly preferred;
    • Foundational knowledge and/or practical experience with radiation physics and effects, as pertaining to the design of avionics systems;
    • Experience with guidance system development for military applications.

    Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

     

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