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Draper Embedded Systems Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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

We are seeking a Systems Engineer for the Embedded Systems and Communications Group.

In this role, the engineer will be responsible for developing and delivering complex embedded systems that address the nation’s most urgent national security needs.

Responsibilities will span the entire product development lifecycle from concept development, requirements analysis, design, to product integration.

This position will be located at the Draper Headquarters in Cambridge MA.

  • BSEE in Electrical Engineering or related discipline

  • 2-5 years overall experience

  • Strong EE fundamentals

  • Strong analysis and problem solving skills

  • Proficient in utilizing test equipment such as logic analyzers, spectrum analyzers, and signal generators

  • Experience with small embedded digital/analog systems

  • Experience testing and integrating RF systems strongly desired

  • Familiarity with system grounding/shielding and EMI mitigation techniques for complex sensor/actuator systems

  • Hands-on experience in prototype bring-up and debugging, and functional verification

  • Proficiency with Python or other scripting language strongly desired

Security Requirement:

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

ID: 2019-4364

External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc