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Draper Senior Cyber Technical Lead 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

Draper is seeking a Senior Cyber Technical Lead who has a blend of technical development skills and team leadership in order to successfully execute on Draper's broad Cyber R&D programs. The responsibilities for the ideal Senior Cyber Technical Lead candidate will include:

  • Strong technical leadership of Cyber Security R&D projects.

  • Lead, grow, and participate with multiple teams to design, develop, and integrate on cyber R&D solutions.

  • Serving as primary technical point of contact to customers, co-contractors, and subcontractors.

  • Provide hands-on development with a multi-disciplinary cyber team to solve complex problems.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience and hands-on development with various exploitation techniques, from both a hardware and software perspective.

  • Knowledge of various embedded architectures and assembly languages (e.g., ARM, PPC, etc)

  • Experience with firmware development and embedded firmware security.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills for technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Strong Experience leading technical teams on advanced R&D programs (e.g., DARPA, AFRL, ONR, ARL research projects).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with the Department of Defense (or Intelligence Community) on cyber related technology.

  • Knowledge of embedded systems, computer science concepts, computer security concepts, and networking.

  • Windows, Linux, Android, iOS kernel experience and development skills.

  • Understanding of static and dynamic software analysis tools and techniques.

  • Experience with offensive and defensive cyber tools.

Security Requirement:

  • Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a government security clearance. Government security clearance requires proof of US citizenship.

  • active Top Secret security clearance preferred

ID: 2021-5103

External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc