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Senior Quality Systems Engineer

Company: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc.
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: March 18, 2023

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 Senior Quality Engineering role closely aligns with the experience and skill set of a Senior Systems Engineer. Possessing an understanding of engineering, management, and quality systems. Working with cross functional teams across the life cycle of the program. The Senior Quality Engineer will work to help balance various aspects of a project, most of them complex such as Program Planning, Risk Management, Life Cycle Management, the Voice of the Customer, -Verification and Validation, Test, Sustainment, Retirement--- All while helping a Program to ensure the compliance and integrity of internal and external Requirements. The Senior Quality Engineering will also have expertise in the area of Risk and Opportunity Management. The individual will foster cross functional support to implement process improvements and problem-solving efforts within the team, to focus on protecting and improving overall design and product quality.

  • Mentor and train other engineers, while seeking to continually improve processes companywide.
  • Provide clear project goals and develop steps to oversee their timely execution.
  • Be proactive about challenges or constraints within a project and seek to manage them accordingly.
  • Assist Programs and Engineering in the understanding -and compliance with the associated specs, requirements, standards, and best practices.
  • Collaborate with the team on identifying and managing Risks/Opportunities.
  • Proactively work with the team to minimize and/or eliminate quality/performance issues.
  • Utilizes analytical skill sets to implement root cause analysis and provide recommendations for corrective action. -
  • Analyzes trends in product/process performance from new product development through service, coordinating any required root cause analysis and corrective action associated with suppliers.
  • Assist in the review and disposition of non-conforming material.


    • Required Qualifications: -

      • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant Engineering degree
      • Minimum of 10 years of experience in Systems Engineering or Quality Engineering in a Product Development environment
      • Proficiency in systems engineering methods
      • Prior specific experience in development of integrated hardware/software systems
      • Strong foundational knowledge of electronics and electronic component technology
      • Ability to work on cross functional teams
      • Ability to lead and mentor small task teams
      • Experience with quality management systems
      • Experience with Risk Management
      • Good interpersonal skills to communicate clearly with the internal team and customer
      • Must possess strong organizational skills
      • Excellent written and oral communication, in English
      • Experience using Risk Radar, 3DX Risk Management, JIRA or other comparable risk tool required
      • Prior specific experience in development of integrated hardware/software systems

        Preferred Qualifications: -

        • Master's Degree in a relevant Engineering degree
        • Experience with model-based engineering (MBE) frameworks/integrated model tools
        • Thorough understanding of FMEA techniques
        • Experience with collaborating and contributing on Multidiscipline Proposal teams
        • Experience working within Research and Development teams with a focus on Quality

          Up to 25% travel within the United States

          • Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a government security clearance. -
          • Secret Clearance required

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