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System Architect

Company: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: March 17, 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's Systems Engineering Directorate is seeking a System Architect to develop next generation Digital Engineering capabilities for domains such as: strategic deterrent systems, missile defense systems, hypersonic missiles, space systems, precision guided munitions, and autonomous air/sea vehicles.

Our multi-disciplinary teams innovate and develop solutions for full system development lifecycle from trade studies, to concept and architecture design, to integration, to testing and operation. This position is based out of our Huntsville, Alabama location.

The Draper Strategic Systems Engineering Division is seeking a self-motivated systems engineer to develop SysML models and perform analysis of system behavior as part of our model-based systems engineering team. - Using architectural modeling tools, such as MagicDraw, as well as working with those building physics-based models, you will join a team designing innovative, first-of-a-kind complex systems that integrate advanced technologies you will solve challenging national problems while satisfying requirements and maximizing stakeholder value.

To effectively address these challenges, the ideal candidate would have the ability to become knowledgeable in various problem domains, identify relevant modeling and analysis techniques, develop or integrate multi-domain qualitative models and present results that support system-level analysis, performance trade-offs, and decision-making.

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 assisting others in learning SysML and 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. The required qualifications for this job include:

  • Bachelors or Masters in Engineering, Physics, or Science in a technically relevant field
  • 3 or more years experience in Systems engineering and systems architecting using model-based engineering processes and tools.
  • Interest to work in a collaborative multidisciplinary environments including stakeholders and external partners.
  • Experience and interest in contributing to translation of requirements into technical and architectural decisions
  • Experience with DOORS, MagicDraw, SysML modeling tools and related products
  • Knowledge - in MATLAB/Simulink a plus. Experience in integrating descriptive modeling tools with other simulation tools a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

    Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance.


Keywords: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc, Huntsville , System Architect, Other , Huntsville, Alabama

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