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Senior Systems Engineer

Company: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc.
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 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
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
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
The Space and Mission Critical Systems group at Draper is seeking a motivated Systems Engineer to perform key systems engineering tasks in a model-based environment (MBSE), using formal development and verification processes in support of Draper's National Security and Space (NS&S) business area. - Leveraging Draper's expertise in spacecraft systems (for Earth orbit, lunar, and deep space applications), hypersonics, fault-tolerant avionics, autonomy, and/or guidance navigation and control (GN&C), the candidate will support the NS&S mission in developing early stage concepts all the way through to fully-functional deployed solutions. -
This position will involve require one or more of the following:

  • Developing systems concepts, architectures, and requirements
  • Predicting and analyzing mission performance and reliability
  • Systems Integration and Verification.

    The ideal candidate will be capable of working and communicating effectively with team members from multiple engineering disciplines, program management, senior engineering management, and customers.

    • M.S. or B.S. in a relevant engineering discipline, with 5 years experience.
    • Experience with two or more of the following: stakeholder needs and use case analysis, requirements development and management, system architecture and conceptual design, operational concept development, ICD development, Risk Management, I&T planning and execution, V&V planning and execution
    • Experience with model based systems engineering (MBSE) using the MagicDraw SysML modeling tool (preferred), or other SysML modeling tools
    • Excellent communication skills, especially in preparing and delivering presentations to customers, management, and technical personnel

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Certification or degree in Systems Engineering
      • Certification in MBSE and/or SysML
      • Experience with DOORS requirements management tool
      • Experience with Matlab and Simulink
      • Experience modeling, simulating, or analyzing systems in one or more of the following domains: Spacecraft, GN&C, autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

        Security Requirement

        • Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a United States government security clearance and meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. - Current in scope Top Secret security clearance with SCI eligibility is highly desired. -

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