Senior Space Systems Engineer
Company: Charles Stark Draper Laboratory
Posted on: May 16, 2020
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
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including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from
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The Space Systems Engineer will be responsible for project
leadership, developing core technologies, conceiving innovative
solutions, and delivering technical products in support of Draper s
National Security and Space (NS&S) business unit. Leveraging
Draper s expertise in guidance navigation and control (GN&C),
fault-tolerant avionics, human-systems technology, spacecraft
mission management and embedded systems, the candidate will support
the NS&S mission areas in developing early stage concepts and
seeing them through to become full system solutions.
* BS, MS, or PhD degree in mechanical, electrical, computer, or
aerospace engineering with at least 20 years of training or
experience in a space systems engineering discipline.
* Project and/or task leadership of a space system or
* Experience in space systems engineering, including, but not
limited to requirements development and analysis, guidance,
navigation and control (GN&C), fault-tolerant avionics,
spacecraft mission management, and reliability assessment.
* Developing and maturing applicable core technologies through
research and development activities, crafting innovative solutions,
and technical excellence in project execution for space and mission
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills and be a highly
motivated, self-starter with willingness to learn and participate
in a team environment.
* Demonstrated ability to develop effective collaborations with
government, industry, and academia.
* Familiarity with the applicable government research and
technology development roadmaps, and system requirements for
operations in a space environment.
* Experience in working with and applying model-based systems
engineering best practices to design, develop, build, and
transition the systems into fielded use.
* Experience in capturing new business through leading and
supporting the writing of technical proposals, authoring of white
papers, and briefing materials.
Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain
and maintain a United States government security clearance and meet
eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
Current in scope Top Secret security clearance with SCI eligibility
is highly desired.
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