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Senior Missile Navigation Engineer

Company: Draper
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: March 19, 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 is seeking a skilled, motivated, detail-oriented navigation engineer to support the design, development, and analysis of advanced navigation algorithms as well as the development and testing of navigation models for missiles (like this and this). The design and analysis tasks call for a wide-ranging suite of navigation design and analysis techniques such as covariance analysis, high-fidelity sensor modeling, recursive optimal estimation algorithm design, Monte Carlo analysis, V&V analysis, flight support, and post-flight analysis.
Responsibilities will include analyzing, developing, and testing navigation algorithms, implementing algorithms in Simulink, writing simulation software in various languages, developing and executing simulations and other tools for analysis, writing algorithm descriptions and analysis reports, developing missile GN&C models and documentation, and gaining in-depth knowledge of applicable platforms and sensors.
Required Qualifications:

  • Masters or Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering or equivalent

  • Familiarity with several of the following languages and tools: C/C++, MATLAB, and Simulink

  • Knowledge of navigation design methodologies

  • Knowledge of Kalman filter techniques

  • Knowledge of GPS and inertial navigation sensors desired

    Security Requirement:

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

      ID: 2023-7171
      External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc

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