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Draper Hardware in the Loop Simulation 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

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The HWIL & Visualization Group is responsible for developing dynamic simulations for rapid assessment, integration, and test of complex systems. Simulation applications range from high-level behavioral simulations to visualize and evaluate system concepts within SysML models to high-fidelity real time simulations and Hardware-in-the-Loop infrastructure to support development, integration and test of Draper systems.

The HWIL & Visualization Group is seeking an Engineer with skills applicable to developing software models in MATLAB, Simulink and C++ and executing real time simulations in a Linux environment. A key responsibility for this position involves taking Simulink models and following a structured process to generate source code that will target a real time simulation environment. Previous experience following a requirements based Systems Engineering process is required. This position will be part of a fast paced team environment with an opportunity to work on a range of defense projects critical for our nation.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering or Science discipline and 2+ years of experience, or Master’s Degree

  • Demonstrated MATLAB and Simulink model development experience

  • Strong ability to apply Probability and Random Processes to system modeling and simulation

  • Software development experience utilizing git and agile processes / tools

  • Ability to work and succeed within a Systems Engineering oriented project

  • Demonstrated experience managing requirements and documenting a system design

  • Demonstrated ability to pick up new tools on the fly (Python, Image Processing, Machine Learning, SysML)

  • Great verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to write clear Requirements Documents, Test Plans and Test Reports

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience developing analytical models of discrete and continuous physical systems

  • Knowledge and familiarity with aerospace systems and related sciences

  • Previous simulation experience with HWIL development, STK, Gaming Engines

  • C and C++ Programming experience, with emphasis on embedded or Linux-based environments. Experience with Linux-based development tools like vim, gcc, gdb, Bash scripting.

  • Linux system use, administration & programming

  • Data analysis and visualization experience

Security Requirement:

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


ID: 2023-7125

External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc

Telecommute: No