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Draper Senior 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 www.draper.com.

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 www.draper.com/careers.

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The National Security and Space Systems Division is seeking a Systems Engineer to support the integration and test of embedded systems. Specific responsibilities include the following:

Collaborate with front-end Systems Engineers and customers to:

  • Define and capture accurate, clear, and verifiable requirements

  • Assign appropriate verification methods

  • Establish requirement traceability to test plans and procedures

  • Identify high-risk requirements and scope risk reduction activities

  • Scope requirements for downstream I&T execution including technical skills, personnel, training, facilities, test infrastructure, and security considerations

  • Contribute to system concepts and architectures that promote design-for-test capabilities

  • Document requirement compliance after test execution

Collaborate with hardware and software design teams to:

  • Anchor analytical models with empirical test data

  • Ensure requirement compliance

  • Establish design-for-test capabilities

  • Guide detailed designs by incorporating reliability and robustness techniques that design-out failure mechanisms caused by corner cases and environmental factors

Leverage multi-disciplinary System Integration and Test expertise to:

  • Develop high-level test and test infrastructure concepts

  • Define test plans and detailed test procedures (functional, performance, acceptance, qualification)

  • Execute test programs (dry runs, Test Readiness Reviews, formal execution, data processing & analysis, test data reporting)

Serve as system integrators and execute system validation activities

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum MS degree in Electrical Engineering, Electrical/Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or Applied Physics along with 3+ years of relevant experience or BS degree with 7 years of relevant work experience

  • Experience with several of the following: sensors, microelectronics, autonomous systems, system security engineering, mixed-signal electronics, communication protocols, embedded firmware

  • Experience designing, documenting, executing, and reporting on Development Tests, Acceptance Tests (ATP), Design Verification Tests (DVT), and Qualification Tests on components and embedded electro-mechanical systems

  • Experience creating test plans and approaches based on Sponsor and Military standards / specifications, and derived requrements, to enable execution

  • Experience integrating hardware and software components of complex systems

  • Experience working with commercial electronic test equipment (DMMs, oscilloscopes, power supplies, function generators, etc.)

  • Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with cross-functional teams of engineers, management, and external stakeholders across all relevant disciplines

  • Flexibility to multi-task and adapt to changing priorities and technologies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with any of the following tests: Electrical Overstress (EOS), Environmental Stress Screening (ESS), Accelerated Life Test (ALT), burn-in, latch-up, workmanship, radiation, ESD susceptibility, vibration, shock, thermal vacuum, pressure, temperature, and relative humidity

  • Experience interfacing with, operating, and troubleshooting environmental test equipment (rate tables, shakers, impact testers, thermal, humidity, thermal vacuum, and pressure chambers)

  • Experience developing test stations for system-level test execution

  • Experience automating and optimizing test infrastructure and processes

  • Familiarity with DOORS, LabView, MATLAB, and/or Python

Security Requirement:

  • Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a government security clearance.

ID: 2021-5060

External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc

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