• Mission Critical Software Engineer

    Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 1 month ago(2/12/2019 11:35 AM)
    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.


    The candidate will provide technical leadership and direction to Draper's efforts in the design, development, test, analysis, verification, and validation of embedded system software for mission assured systems.  Activities will include management of the entire software life cycle from conceptualization and requirements analysis through final software verification and validation.  Corresponding engineering documentation of the architecture, design, test plans, and analyses will also be required for all phases of the programs.  The individual will be expected to maintain state-of-the-art technical expertise in tools, techniques, and methods used in the development, maintenance, and certification of mission critical and embedded software systems, with emphasis on their application to guidance, navigation, and control systems. 


    This position requires task management that includes planning, budgeting, interfacing, collaboration, and coordination of efforts with other technical and program areas within and outside the Laboratory.  Candidate is expected to have excellent communication and interpersonal skill, capable of leading teams of 5-15 people and working across engineering disciplines to achieve results.


    • M.S. in EE/CS, Aero-Astro, or equivalent, with course work and industry experience in mission critical software development. 
    • A minimum of eight years of experience is required. 
    • Good working knowledge and industry experience with computer architectures, full-lifecycle software design and device-level software is required. 
    • Knowledge and experience in the design, coding and testing of guidance, navigation and control system software is desirable. 
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, along with task planning and management are necessary


     This position will require the ability to obtain and maintain a US Security Clearance.  Main requirement for a security clearance is  US Citizenship.



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