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Draper Integration and Test 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.

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Position seeks engineer to work in a multidisciplinary team environment performing integration, test and evaluation of systems. Responsibilities include:

  • Performance and requirements validation (tests, analyses, demonstrations) will be planned and executed to established schedules and budgets. The ability to work and succeed within a process-oriented setting is critical, as is the ability to thoroughly document and communicate one’s work to a technical audience

  • Reviewing prime requirements and developing test requirements along with test planning for components, sub-systems and/or systems.

  • Includes test design, development and execution of testing and unit evaluations, as well as developing the targeted test plans, procedures and software reduction methodologies.

  • The candidate will work with other team members in the integration and performance assessment of modules, prepare test readiness reviews and supporting data analysis, along with data reviews.

  • The candidate may be required to evaluate components and subsystems comprised of HW and SW elements to ensure their readiness for system-level integration and test.

  • Key job elements include problem identification and resolution, planning and execution of tests using dynamic test equipment including vibration tables, centrifuges, rate tables, vacuum and thermal chambers, and communicating regular status reports to management.

Required Qualifications:

  • Seeking 3+ years of experience and A Bachelor of Science in ME, EE, CE/CS or Physics (MS preferred) and years of experience.

  • The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and capable of working at a high technical level with minimal supervision.

  • Experience in developing and documenting related activities (plans, procedures, configuration and test results).

  • Excellent communication, collaborative, and interpersonal skills are required working in a process driven environment complying with procedures.

  • The ability to document designs, simulations and test results for distribution and present to a technical audience is desired.

  • Comfortable working with lab equipment (scopes, meters, power supplies), hardware, and handling equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in any of the following areas is a plus: GN&C systems, inertial instruments, vibration, signal processing, data acquisition and analysis, control theory, system error modeling, system modeling and test, integration and test of HW and SW elements, commercial test instrumentation (power supplies, meters, etc.), and electronics-based components and subassemblies (breadboard HW, etc.).

  • Experience in documenting related activities (plans, procedures, configuration and test results) is also desired.

  • Proficiency in MATLAB, LabVIEW, C++, Python, SIMULINK, Solid Works or similar modeling tools is a plus.

    Security Requirement:

  • Secret Clearance required

** Draper has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all Draper employees. This will be a condition of employment to work at Draper.


ID: 2023-7033

External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc