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Senior Systems Test Equipment Engineer

Company: Draper
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 27, 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 Strategic Systems Engineering Test Equipment group at Draper is seeking a Systems Engineer to lead multidisciplinary teams to develop and provide full system lifecycle development and management of complex electrical, mechanical and software-based test equipment. Responsibilities include:

  • Lead the development of test equipment through the product lifecycle

  • Gain a strong understanding of the Unit Under Test system engineers to derive test equipment requirements, design and architecture

  • Develop Model Based Systems Engineering approaches for open/flexible architectures to be used across programs and units under test

  • Explore machine learning, artificial intelligence and digital engineering architecture solutions and ability to engage with subject matter experts across the organization

  • Generate plans for the development, maintenance and upgrade of hardware and software for new and existing test equipment systems

  • Participate in internal and external collaborative development environments

  • Apply strong systems engineering principles to the test equipment develop process, or product development process which could include leading the Integration & Test processes and data package development and release

  • Key job elements include the ability to engage with customers and translate requirements and functions to test equipment designs for; highly accurate strategic sensors, inertial navigation systems, fault tolerant computing, enhanced ground testing, integration and test environments, engineering qualification, surveillance, and factory acceptance test equipment architecture (e.g. rate tables, centrifuges)

    Required Qualifications

    • An M.S degree or higher in an engineering discipline (systems, mechanical, electrical or computer engineering) or a S. degree with 8+ years of relevant professional experience

    • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), systems engineering development process, or requirements development

    • The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and capable of working at a high technical level with minimal supervision.

    • Strong ability to lead teams and collaborate across internal and external functional boundaries

    • Experience in developing and documenting related activities (plans, procedures, software or hardware design documentation).

    • Excellent communication, collaborative, and interpersonal skills are required working in a process driven environment complying with procedures.

    • Experience working with lab equipment (scopes, meters, power supplies), Hardware in the Loop, embedded software development, or support to production

      Preferred Qualifications

      • Experience in any of the following areas is a plus: GN&C systems, missile systems, air defense, factory test equipment, system test and verification, inertial instruments, data acquisition and analysis, control theory, system modeling and test, integration and test of HW and SW elements, electronics-based components and subassemblies

      • Domain experience test equipment development experience for strategic GN&C systems, sensors or electronics modules

      • Systems engineering experience including requirements development and traceability and/or verification and validation

      • Experience with requirements generation and management with DOORS

      • Experience with open architecture/adaptable test equipment development

      • Experience with Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and/or Digital Engineering design

      • Experience with electrical hardware design, integration or test

      • Experience with software development (C++, python, LabView, Java, SQL)

        Security Requirement:
        Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a government security clearance
        Suggestion for a method to determine the Required / preferred bullets would be to list out a "wish list" then categorize to determine what is absolutely necessary to what would be nice. All must be directly related to the job responsibilities.
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        ID: 2022-6259
        External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc
        Telecommute: No

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