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Senior Model Based Systems Engineer

Draper Labs
United States, Massachusetts, Cambridge
555 Technology Square (Show on map)
May 23, 2024

Senior Model Based Systems Engineer
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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 www.draper.com.

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Have you been contributing to the development of new Aerospace and Defense Systems? Have you been following a Systems Engineering process, but wish to use more modern, fast and agile engineering tools and processes? This position within the Descriptive Systems Modeling Group at Draper may be a great next step for your career!

We are looking for Engineers who are enthusiastic to design complex Aerospace systems while applying a more complete use of the SysML language, tool, and processes. Candidates for this position should have a demonstrated ability to pick up new skills during the course of their career, and the ideal candidate will be willing to pursue additional learning and training and obtain higher levels of the OMG Systems Modeling certification.

Engineers working within the Descriptive Systems Modeling Group are designing novel flight control systems, Guidance hardware and Navigation software for next generation missiles, spacecraft & autonomous vehicles that are critical for our Nation's defense.


Required Qualifications:

    Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Computer Science and 8+ years of experience, Master's Degree preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with Systems Engineering processes
  • Some understanding of SysML & Systems Modeling
  • Python scripting and software development
  • Modeling dynamics with Matlab & Simulink
  • Experience developing Requirements, System Architectures, Interface Control Documents, System Design Descriptions, and Verification/ Test Plans
  • Great verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Systems Engineering
  • SysML behavioral modeling & Simulation experience
  • OMG Systems Modeling Certification (Any Level)
  • INCOSE ASEP or CSEP Certification
  • Knowledge and familiarity with aerospace systems and related sciences

Security Requirement:

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


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