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Principal System Architect

Company: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc.
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: March 16, 2023

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 Strategic Systems Engineering Division is seeking a self-motivated principal level systems engineer to lead the development of system architectures in our model-based systems engineering practice. - Using sound systems engineering practice and architectural modeling tools, such as MagicDraw, as well as physics-based models, we design first-of-a-kind complex systems that integrate advanced technologies to solve challenging problems in the national interest and maximizing stakeholder value. To effectively address these challenges, the ideal candidate would be knowledgeable in various problem domains including NC3, hypersonic and conventional defense and space systems. Successful candidates will be fluent in multiple technical domains, advanced system modeling and analysis techniques such as multi-domain qualitative models. You will be comfortable presenting results that support system-level analysis, performance trade-offs, and decision-making to external customer decision makers. We are seeking candidates who can help advance Draper's model based systems engineering practice through strategy formulation, mentoring, and capability roadmap development.
Typical job duties include designing and developing system architecture using SysML and simulations for complex systems. - In addition, the candidate will work as a member of a cross-functional engineering team to frame architectures addressing challenges of customers in military, space, intelligence, and commercial applications. Responsibilities will also include mentoring and assisting others in learning SysML and ensuring use of state-of-the-art practices in system model development processes and methods.
Communications and interpersonal skills are highly valued in this role. - The ability to communicate technical concepts effectively with customers, engineers, managers, and other stakeholders of all relevant disciplines is a must. - Flexibility to multi-task and adapt to evolving priorities will be required. - We value continuous learning and professional growth. - Include a cover letter to describe your particular interest in this position.
- Masters, or Doctorate in Engineering, Physics, or Science in a technically relevant field
- A self-motivated individual with a can-do attitude that can bring structure to highly complex and ambiguously defined tasks is needed.
- Ability to set the technical direction and lead multidisciplinary teams is needed.
- 15 or more years of experience in systems engineering and significant expertise in systems architecting using model-based engineering processes and tools
-Shape and lead the analysis of requirements in a collaborative multidisciplinary environment including stakeholders and external partners.
-Define and implement systems architecture strategy and best practices roadmap
- Lead in the translation of requirements into technical and architectural decisions.
- Demonstrated expertise using SysML
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance.
Experience with any of the following is relevant, but not required, for consideration for this position:
- -Knowledge in MATLAB/Simulink a plus. Experience in integrating descriptive modeling tools with other simulation tools a plus.
- Technical leadership, including technical decision oversight and team performance to budget and schedule
- Promote Draper expertise and leverage current technology standards to influence and innovate.
- Expertise with INCOSE Systems Engineering Handbook or other government or industry Systems Engineering standards
- Experience modeling DoD weapons, navigation, or communications systems
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