• Cloud Software Team Lead

    Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 2 months ago(1/23/2019 8:50 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.


    Draper is seeking a Cloud Software Team Lead. The Cloud Team works on exciting, diverse, cutting-edge projects, such as self-driving cars and drones of all types, medical and health projects such as advanced medical imaging, fielded systems for battlefield situational awareness, and large scale machine learning systems. We develop solutions that cover a broad range of technical areas, ranging from interfacing with embedded firmware and performing data processing, up through internet facing user experiences, leveraging cloud-based resources, and compute clusters, for customers that range from commercial to government. The team works to stay on the leading edge of commercial and government cloud solutions in order to quickly bring the most impactful solutions to our users. 


    The Team Lead position is a multifaceted role, in which the candidate will be responsible for growing, managing, and developing the team, shaping and enabling development and deployment of novel technology offerings, and ensuring that the team is successfully executing on the wide range of projects being worked.  Team Leaders are also expected to perform as an individual contributor or leader on project teams. The Team Leader will be expected to manage, grow, and maintain a talented staff of engineers, building a strategic mix of skillsets and disciplines. The Team Leader will also be responsible for promoting the culture of innovation within the group, growing the culture of collaboration outside of the group, nurturing new ideas, and supporting engineers in proposal writing and other business development activities. The ideal candidate is a proven leader, an assertive self-starter, engaging colleagues and building ideas in a team-centered environment.


    • B.S. in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or other software focused engineering discipline with 5+ years hands-on experience working in the field
    • Demonstrated technical expertise in their field, including experience deploying one or more large scale cloud-based systems
    • Knowledge of current best practices, tools, and frameworks as well as emerging technologies, trends, and processes
    • Experience building and leading interdisciplinary teams to demonstrable successes
    • Flexible multi-tasker who can adapt to evolving priorities
    • Strategic thinker who can craft and execute a vision for the group that moves the larger organizational goals forward
    • Collaborative team player with a passion for people and innovation
    • Ability to clearly communicate about technology to a broad range of audiences, including customers, internal and external stakeholders, management, engineering peers, and others across a broad range of technical and non-technical backgrounds
    • Excellent written & oral communication skills


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


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