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Draper Program Manager 2 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 Program Manager will support multiple business units involved in military space related activities and support the creation, shaping, and capture of a variety of different opportunities. Additional responsibilities include leading and supporting multi-disciplinary capture teams focused on developing responses to customer needs and specific proposal efforts. The Program Manager will also justify and defend bid and no-bid decisions to Draper senior management, lead proposal efforts including the development of work statements, schedules, budgets, and coordination/evaluation of proposal inputs from the engineering staff. The Program Manager will also manage talented, multidisciplinary, engineering teams to meet program schedule, cost, and technical objectives. The Program Manager will also be the principal customer and subcontractor interface for the programs and proposals managed.

The ideal candidate is an Engineer or Program Manager with a strong technical background who is prepared to shape, capture, and execute high-technology programs. The candidate should have at least 10 years of program management, program shaping, and capture experience in positions of increasing responsibility: Demonstrated capture of complex opportunities to include customer interaction, problem definition, proposal generation, including incorporation, leveraging, and management of potential collaborator organizations. The candidate must have a demonstrated ability to innovate, have excellent presentation and communication skills, have experience working with the military space and intelligence communities, and have a recent SBI-level clearance.

** 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: 2019-4193

External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc