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Principal Electro Optic Development Engineer

Company: Draper Labs
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 25, 2023

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Principal Electro Optic Development Engineer

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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 OpportunityDraper 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


Responsibilities As an Electro-Optic Development Engineer in the Electro-Optics and Instruments Group, the candidate will play a critical role in the development of Electro-Optic and Atom-Optic inertial instruments and inertial measurement systems. This engineer will work closely with a team of engineers and physicists to develop, prototype, and test cutting-edge prototype instrument and system designs. The candidate will be heavily involved with building gyroscope and accelerometer prototypes and characterizing their performance. Additionally, the candidate will be involved with sensor integration into inertial measurement systems, this will include modeling of complete system as well as test and characterization. The candidate will be expected to spend time in the lab, performing hands on tasks with development hardware, as well as helping to develop and update hardware and system models. Development hardware is often tested off site with customer oversight and the candidate will be expected to support this type of test program. The candidate must be able to work with multidisciplinary teams and must possess good communication skills.



  • Doctorate degree in physics, electrical engineering, or related discipline is preferred, though strong candidates with Master's degrees will be considered.
  • A strong physics background is highly desired.
  • 8+ years of industry experience.
  • The candidate should have laboratory experience and experience with electrical and optical test and measurement equipment such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, function generators, free space and fiber coupled optics.
  • The candidate must be competent in a programming language such as, but not limited to, MATLAB, C++, Python, Mathematica, etc., and be capable of writing software routines to run laboratory experiments including data collection, storage, and basic data reduction.
  • The individual must be highly self-motivated, and must thrive in a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a government security clearance. #LI-MM1#LI-hybrid

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