• Group Leader - Autonomy, Guidance, Navigation and Control Platform Software

    Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 2 months ago(1/3/2019 5:44 PM)
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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 seeking a candidate to lead a diverse, multi-disciplinary team of fifteen to twenty staff developing new autonomous systems technology.  The individual will report to the Division Leader of Software for Autonomous Systems, and as part of the management team, contribute to the overall Autonomy Research Area strategy.  The AGN&C Platform Software Group focuses on the advanced development and fielding of autonomy software on a wide range of space, air, ground, and undersea platforms.  This includes integrating software solutions into government and commercial customer platforms and ensuring compatibility with appropriate open standards and architectures.  The candidate will be expected to lead the team to effectively collaborate across Draper business and engineering organizations, with particular focus on successful project execution.  Management responsibilities include hiring, staff career development, performance management, and yearly salary adjustment and bonus decisions.


    The following expertise/skills are required:

    • 5 Years' experience in a related field
    • M.S or Ph.D. in Engineering, with technical expertise and project experience in such areas as guidance, navigation, control,  planning, and autonomous systems with special emphasis on translating advanced technology into fieldable systems.
    • Strategic thinking
    • Strong Full Spectrum Leadership skills, including team development
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Experience in developing software for autonomous systems
    • Team player interested in helping others

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


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