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Draper Junior 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

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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The Simulation group is responsible for designing, developing, validating, and maintaining dynamic simulations and infrastructure for rapid assessment, integration, and test of complex systems. Simulation applications range from high-level behavioral simulations to visualize and evaluate system concepts to high-fidelity real-time simulations and Hardware-in-the-Loop infrastructure to support development, integration, test, and sustainment of systems and software.

The Simulation group is seeking an engineer with skills applicable to developing hardware-in-the-loop systems. The position will entail a range of activies from vehicle modeling, real time software development, automatic code generation, software application integration, embedded hardware interface design, to test plan specification and integration. Development will take place in a fast paced team environment with an opportunity to work on a range of aerospace and undersea applications.

  • Proficient in C/C++ development in a Linux environment (Bash, GCC, GNU Make, GDB, etc.)

  • Ability to pick up new tools on the fly (Python, Qt, Web Development, etc.)

  • Experience with communications protocols and hardware drivers

  • Familiarity with Matlab/Simulink is a plus

  • Familiarity with GNC systems and 6DOF dynamics is a plus

  • Familiarity with 3D graphics development is a plus


ID: 2022-6680

External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc