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Senior Safety-Critical Embedded Software Engineer

Company: Draper Labs
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: March 17, 2023

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Senior Safety-Critical Embedded Software 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


We are looking for a highly qualified engineer in the area of real-time safety-critical embedded software development. The candidate will support Draper in the development of next-generation resilient and fault tolerant software solutions. The candidate should have experience in developing application-level and platform-level software with a focus on guaranteed-availability and performance in resource constrained systems. Prior experience in developing avionics systems is a must. The candidate will support Draper's efforts in the development of mission-critical embedded system software for various industries. The candidates activities will include full lifecycle software engineering, including requirements analysis, architectural & functional design, implementation, test, and integration of embedded software systems. The candidate should be familiar with developing in an agile environment with a test as you go attitude. He/she must be able to work closely with senior & junior hardware and software engineers as part of an integrated team.


Required Qualifications: M.S. or B.S. in Software Engineering or equivalent and 10+ years of professional experience. Experience in any of the following operating systems: VxWorks, GHS Integrity, FreeRTOSExperience developing real-time systems using C, C++ and assembly language is required.Past design experience with UML/SysMLKnowledge of compilers, make files and linker scripts is required Experience with in-circuit emulators, JTAG debuggers, and laboratory test equipment such as logic analyzers and oscilloscopes. Sound development and integration skills are required, Excellent problem solving, debugging, and communication skills. Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with modern software development tools for version control, static and dynamic analysis and continuous integration is a plus
  • Skills in fault-tolerance via redundancy management, Military, NASA and FAA design assurance standards experience strongly desired. Security Requirement:
    • Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a government security clearance.

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Keywords: Draper Labs, Cambridge , Senior Safety-Critical Embedded Software Engineer, IT / Software / Systems , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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