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Senior Integration and Test Systems Engineer

Draper Labs
United States, Massachusetts, Cambridge
555 Technology Square (Show on map)
May 27, 2024

Senior Integration and Test Systems Engineer
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Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 2,000+ 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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The Sensors Integration & Test Group at Draper is seeking a senior engineer with a broad technical skills to work in a multidisciplinary environment to conceptualize, develop, analyze, and assess robust GN&C (Guidance, Navigation and Control) sensors for a wide variety of applications, including defense systems. Program roles will usually be Systems Engineer and/or Integration and Test Engineer. Tasking will include participating in the development of high-fidelity sensor models, test development and planning, conducting analysis on sensor packages, and evaluating sensor performance integrated into high-level assemblies and systems. Demonstrated experience integrating and testing complex hardware/software systems.

A successful candidate will be:

    Highly motivated to support the delivery of technology solutions that are of strategic importance to the nation.
  • Dedicated to developing in-depth mission and technology domain expertise that enable realization of such solutions for complex systems.
  • Capable of planning and executing individual tasks on a multi-disciplinary team, as well as leading small teams as necessary.
  • The ability to work in a team and succeed with a process-oriented setting is critical, as is the ability to thoroughly document and communicate one's work to a technical audience.


Required Qualifications:

  • MS degree in applicable engineering discipline (Systems, Mechanical, Electrical, Aerospace, Physics, or equivalent) and 5+ years of direct experience with the development, integration, and test of complex sensors or systems; or B.S. degree with 8+ years of relevant professional experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in completing system design technical baseline activities i.e. SRR, PDR, CDR, etc.
  • Experience in verification and validation planning and execution, including design of test or design of experiment methodologies; previous experience developing test programs and plans, and systems engineering documents.
  • Strong ability to lead small teams, collaborate, and present to stakeholders across internal and external functional boundaries.
  • Experience in integration and debug of complex systems and sensors.
  • Ability to effectively apply data analysis methods and data analytics tools to extract important information for utility.
  • Proficiency in at lease one software programming language.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with strategic weapon, DoD, space, GN&C, or inertial systems.
  • Knowledge of MBSE (Model Based Systems Engineering) that includes system modeling languages (e.g. SysML) and relevant tools (e.g. MagicDraw).
  • Experience in functional system modeling and simulation development using Matlab, Simulink, or other comparable tools.
  • Experience in Systems requirements development and traceability and/or verification and validation with DOORS
  • Knowledge of digital signal processing, control theory, or mixed-signal hardware systems.
  • Experience integrating and testing complex hardware/software systems.
  • Familiarity with LabVIEW, Python, C, C++


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