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Web Server Architect (MMO)

Company: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 2,000+ 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
In this role, you will primarily design data structures that enable performant transfer of myriad data types to provide real-time collaboration and situational awareness in a map-based application.

Technologies and skillsets we're targeting:

  • Conflict-Free Replicated Data Type (CRDT) structures
  • database languages

    • Redis
    • GraphQL

    • web RTC
    • gRPC
    • cloud-based architecture

      • load balancing
      • scaling services

        Other secondary knowledge areas important for this role:

        • API gateway

          • federated gateway

          • load testing
          • content delivery network
          • video format translation
          • message queues
          • containerization

            • Docker
            • Podman

            • orchestration

              • Kubernetes

              • authentication

                • Keycloak
                • CAC
                • OAuth

                • web server communications

                  • RESTful API development
                  • web sockets

                    This position requires regular travel (> 25%) for customer meetings, conferences, and test events as well as a current US security clearance or the ability to obtain one.
                    About you
                    The work environment is fast-paced and high pressure. We seek an engineer who craves challenges and loves puzzles, pushes the envelope, and would choose to skip to the boss level first.

                    We value character on our team and expect personal excellence in teamwork and collaboration just as much as in technical capability.

                    The following may describe you:

                    • has 5+ years designing, building, and maintaining data structures and databases
                    • has a proven track record of orchestrating and managing micro services in the cloud at scale
                    • has significant experience developing back-end web micro services (e.g. node.js, Kotlin)
                    • desires a high-intensity, highly collaborative environment
                    • has contributed to, or led, open source projects

                      About us
                      The Full Stack Group develops unique and custom web applications for external customers spanning military, government, and commercial industries. We love the internet and aim to build products we ourselves would want to use.

                      Draper is a contractor, which means we do a large variety of work for various customers. The contractor environment provides opportunity to expand your skillset and experiences based on your passions and interests. Think of Draper as a large incubator in which to try new technologies, kickstart your ideas, and be exposed to new worlds. Draper operates on 40-hour work weeks. Employees may work from home as their work allows.


Keywords: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc, Cambridge , Web Server Architect (MMO), IT / Software / Systems , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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