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Sr. Quality Engineer

Company: Draper Laboratory
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 7, 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


As a Quality Engineer (QE) with Draper in our Mission Assurance Division, the QE will be responsible for providing quality assurance support and guidance as part of a team of engineers, developers and project managers for complex systems. The position is located at Draper in Cambridge MA. Specific responsibilities include the following.

  • While embedded in research, development or production project teams, ensuring best practices are used for all processes related system design and development and meet the requirements of our Quality Management System
  • Responsible for quality oversight of test, troubleshoot, repair and rework activities at Draper Cambridge.
  • Responsible for development and implementation of quality metrics and management of database programs.
  • As either a quality lead or individual contributor the QE would be responsible for process improvements related to approved parts and vendor lists, internal training and infrastructure such as electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection and the government industry data exchange program (GIDEP).
  • Coordinate with engineering teams to document, and implement part/material qualification plans
  • Responsible for quality oversight of parts and subcontractor procurement efforts.
  • Participate in internal and external supplier audits

Occasional domestic and international travel



An engineering, science or equivalent Bachelor's degree from an accredited 4-year college or university

  • Experience with managing projects and people to deadlines.
  • Experience with product manufacturing, test and troubleshooting.
  • Proficiency in documenting plans, procedures and presenting to a technical audience.
  • Eight (8) or more years of experience in a research and development or manufacturing environment
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Proficiency with MS WORD, EXCEL and ACCESS
  • Ability to travel 25% of the time to domestic locations
  • Experience with Quality Standards ISO 9000 and AS9100


  • Current Secret or above security clearance
  • Experience in process improvement related to approved parts and vendor lists.
  • Previous internal training and infrastructure such as electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection and government industry data exchange program (GIDEP).
  • Proficiency in documenting plans, procedures and presenting to a technical audience.
  • Ability to travel 25% of the time to domestic locations.

Security Requirement:

  • Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a government security clearance.

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