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Draper Group Leader - Navigation & Sensor Fusion 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

The applicant will lead a team of highly motivated Engineers in the design and development of algorithms and software for navigation and sensor fusion application. This will include development for early prototypes through field tests and eventual operational deployment. We seek applicants who will fit well in this dynamic team while designing challenging and developing technologies crucial to the advancement of critical mission systems.

Draper is seeking an enthusiastic engineer to lead the Navigation and Sensor Fusion Group.

The Group Leader is the first-level of engineering management and will be a hands-on technical leader. The candidate will be a direct contributor to projects and business development activities. In this capacity, the selected candidate will collaborate with other staff members to develop and transition innovative technologies. In addition to these individual responsibilities, the managerial responsibilities include working with the Division Leader to: a) hire and support the career development, growth, and project assignments for the group’s staff; b) develop the group’s technical vision and capabilities; and c) assist in the oversight of project execution within the group.

In this role, the candidate will work on cutting-edge efforts for US Government and commercial customers as well as internal R&D projects. The ideal candidate is an assertive self-starter, engaging colleagues and building ideas in a team-centered environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • MS/PHD in Engineering, Computer Science or similar technical field of study, or equivalent practical experience

  • Experience in at least one of the following: navigation (IMUs, GPS, aiding sensors, and state estimation), image/signal processing, target tracking, and sensor/data fusion

  • Experience leading teams and contributing to proposal development

  • Solid programming experience (e.g., C/C++, Python, Matlab) and understanding of software development best practices

  • Good written and spoken communication skills

Security Requirement:

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

ID: 2021-5283

External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc