Draper Missile GNC Senior Systems Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts
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The Strategic Weapon Systems group at Draper is seeking a Missile GNC Senior Systems Engineer to work within multi-disciplinary teams to architect next-generation weapon system concepts for the war fighter. This role will be of high interest to applicants that desire to participate in the conceptualization and development of new US military capabilities in strategic mission domains, as well as the enabling guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) subsystem technology. Relevant mission domains may include: global strike and/or strategic deterrent systems, missile defense systems, space systems, precision guided munitions, and autonomous air/sea vehicles.
A successful candidate will be motivated to build deeper expertise in both the core mission domain and underlying GNC/avionics technology. Working in a dynamic team environment developing state-of-the-art weapon/GN&C systems will provide exposure to a wide range of advanced technologies (including inertial sensors, imagers, precision electronics, and advanced algorithms) as well as afford opportunities for increased leadership/impact on the development of new war-fighter capability.
Applicants must have the following key qualifications:
An M.S. degree or higher in engineering or physics;
5+ years of professional experience in development of defense/space systems;
Proficiency in systems engineering for integrated hardware/software systems;
Practical experience with modeling of dynamical systems;
Foundational knowledge and/or practical experience specifically with guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) technology;
Strong presentation skills and the ability to articulate complex technical ideas.
Any of the following additional qualifications are highly desirable:
Proficiency in System Modeling Language (SysML);
Experience with model-based system engineering (MBE) frameworks/tools;
Foundational knowledge of electronics and electronic component technology;
Knowledge of radiation environments and effects on electronic components.
Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a government security Government security clearance requires proof of US citizenship.
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