Group Leader for FPGA Electronics

Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
Posted Date 1 month ago(6/30/2022 3:56 PM)
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We are seeking an enthusiastic well rounded Engineer to lead the FPGA Electronics Group. This group architects and designs digital electronics systems to implement algorithms and computing platforms. The group uses leading edge design and verification techniques, platforms and algorithms to solve practical electrical engineering problems in imaging, navigation, network science, hardware security, communications, etc. This is an electrical design engineering management position that requires the ability to apply sound engineering principles for the leadership and execution of electronics development projects within the Electronics Division. The Group Leader is the first-level of engineering management and will be a hands-on technical leader. Specific responsibilities include working with the Division Leader to: a) support the career development, growth, and project assignments of the Group’s engineering staff; b) develop the Group’s technical vision and capabilities; and c) assist in the oversight of project execution within the group. In addition to the managerial responsibilities, the candidate will be a direct contributor to projects and business development activities. In this capacity, the selected candidate will collaborate with other staff members to develop and transition innovative technologies.



• Hire, mentor, develop and support the career development, growth, and project assignments of the group’s engineering staff.

• Assist in the oversight of project execution within the group.

• Develop and maintain best-practices and processes for digital design.

• Contribute to proposals and business development.

• Work with the division leader and senior staff to develop technology development plans.

• Contribute to FPGA design and verification on projects.


Required Qualifications

  • BS or MS (preferred) degree in Electrical Engineering with greater than 14 years of relevant experience.
  • Great EE fundamentals. Strong analysis and problem solving skills.
  • Experience in the following areas is important: Digital design, FPGA design, verification.
  • Design of experiments creation, execution and data analysis.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Active or recent DoD security clearance is required.

Security Requirement:     

  • Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a government security clearance. 
  • Active or recent DoD security clearance is required.

** Draper has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all Draper employees. This will be a condition of employment to work at Draper. 





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