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Draper Senior Simulation Software 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

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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.

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The Simulation Group is responsible for designing, developing, validating, and maintaining dynamic simulations and infrastructure for rapid assessment, integration, and test of complex systems. Simulation applications range from high-level behavioral simulations to visualize and evaluate system concepts to high-fidelity real time simulations and Hardware-in-the-Loop infrastructure to support development, integration, test, and sustainment of systems and software.

The Simulation Group is seeking an Engineer with skills applicable to developing software models in MATLAB, Simulink and C++ and executing real time simulations in a Linux environment. A key responsibility for this position involves taking Simulink models and following a structured process to generate C code that will target a real time simulation environment. Development will take place in a fast paced team environment with an opportunity to work on a range of aerospace, defense and undersea projects.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Computer Science and 8+ years of experience, Master’s Degree preferred.

  • Significant experience with MATLAB and Simulink model development

  • High Proficiency with C Programming in Linux Environment

  • Linux scripting with Bash, Python or PERL

  • Ability to work and succeed within a process-oriented team

  • Great verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to write clear Requirements Documents, Test Plans and Test Reports

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of Simulink code patterns and the process of C code generation from Simulink

  • Knowledge and familiarity with aerospace systems and related sciences

  • Object oriented programming with C++ or similar language

  • Data analysis and visualization

Security Requirement:

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

ID: 2020-4809

External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc

Telecommute: No