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Senior Navigation Engineer

Company: Draper
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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

Draper is seeking a motivated engineer with experience in navigation system and algorithm development for multiple projects including hypersonics, UAV's, and guided munitions.  Responsibilities of the position will include modeling, algorithm development, simulation development, and support of prototype testing.  This position will involve research and development of navigation and electronic warfare systems.  It is expected that the engineer will participate in business development and customer presentations.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of an M.S. or Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Mathematics (or closely related field) with at least 2 years of experience.
  • Experience implementing sequential filtering methods such as kalman filter for navigation applications.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Project experience involving GPS Navigation system development, GPS and signal processing educational background and/or equivalent experience are desirable. 
  • Programming experience in C, C++, MATLAB, and Simulink is desired. 


Security Requirement:    

  • Secret Clearance required


Keywords: Draper, Cambridge , Senior Navigation Engineer, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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