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Draper Senior Navigation 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.

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 highly-qualified engineer in navigation, estimation, and sensor fusion. Relevant experience with sensor systems including electro-optical or infrared cameras, star cameras, radar, GPS, or signals of opportunity navigation is required. The engineer in this position must have hands-on experience in project execution and in designing, developing, and validating real-time algorithms and software. The engineer in this position will also be expected to provide technical expertise and leadership for internal and external research and development proposals, while staying abreast of the state of the art in navigation, estimation, and sensor fusion.

Required Qualifications:

  • M.S. or PhD. degree in Engineering, Computer Science (or closely related field) with at least 8+ years of professional experience.

  • Strong record of successful project execution, and team work skills are required.

  • The candidate should have strong analytical and problem solving capabilities.

  • Project experience involving GPS Navigation system development, and GPS and signal processing are desired.

  • Programming experience in C, C++, MATLAB, and/or Simulink is required

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.

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.

ID: 2020-4805

External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc