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Guidance, Navigation and Control Analysis Engineer

Company: Draper Labs
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 22, 2022

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Guidance, Navigation and Control Analysis 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


This position is for an Engineer with 3-4 years of engineering experience in engineering analysis, simulation and modeling. This opening seeks an enthusiastic engineer with the desire to learn GN&C analysis theory and concepts, turn them into simulations that form the requirements and design of high performing GN&C systems, and then develop tests to measure their performance in realized systems. In this position you will work closely with teams of engineers that develop, design, and evaluate, dynamic systems that make use of innovative navigation sensors and guidance systems for various military and aerospace applications.


Required Qualifications:

  • Applicant must have a minimum of BS in Engineering or Physics.
  • Applicant must have 3-4 years of engineering job, or equivalent educational, experience.
  • Applicant must have a solid analytical/mathematical background, with working knowledge of engineering modeling/simulation and algorithm/software design.
  • Applicant must have the ability to develop engineering modeling and simulation software using scripting/modeling tools such as MATLAB/SIMULINK or PYTHON.
  • Strong oral communication and technical writing skills are required. Preferred Qualifications:
    • Experience in System Requirements Analysis for development and design of real-time embedded software is desired.
    • Experience with GN&C applications or any experience with aided navigation and inertial sensors is desired.
    • Knowledge of aided navigation using optimal estimation (Kalman filtering) is desired. Security Requirement:
      • Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a government security clearance.

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