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Draper Software Quality 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

Provide mission assurance by mitigating risks and enhancing opportunities associated with cost, schedule, technical performance, and compliance throughout the software development life cycle (SDLC).

Ensure best practices during the planning, requirements development/management, design, implementation, test, documentation, deployment, and maintenance; perform other essential tasks as assigned by the software quality task lead such as products/process audits, engineering change or release (ECR) reviews, peer reviews / inspections, communication/coordination with project/task/group leads, generating metrics/reports.

Rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

  • Act as an independent subject matter expert with an eye on reducing risks, enhancing opportunities

  • Recommend innovative, compliant solutions to meet the needs of business

  • Review products, processes and provide feedback for improvements

  • Participate in an Agile/Scrum methodology to deliver high quality, compliant, software

  • Ensure best practices, compliance during the planning, requirements development/management, design, implementation, test, documentation, deployment, and maintenance

  • Multitask, prioritize, and work with minimal supervision. Perform essential tasks as assigned, such as products/process audits, engineering change or release (ECR) review, peer reviews / inspections, communication/coordination with project/program leads, generating metrics/reports

Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline (science, technology, engineering, or math)

  • 2+ years of experience in programming languages such as C, C++, Java in Windows, UNIX or Solaris environments

  • 4+ years of projects experience with coordination/communication responsibility

  • Working knowledge of MS Office (including MS Access database)

  • Familiarity with SDLC; quality assurance methodologies, root cause analysis & corrective action

  • Ability to anticipate problems and take appropriate actions to mitigate risks; prioritize, multitask, work independently and as a team

  • Eligibility/Ability to obtain USG Secret Clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of work experience in aerospace & defense industry

  • Technical program/project engineering/management or process/quality engineering experience

  • Current or Prior USG Secret Clearance

  • Knowledge of government/industry standards, such as, MIL-Spec, AS9100, ISO 9001

  • Strong troubleshooting and reasoning skills; ability to debug and resolve difficult technical problems

  • Experience with Agile, SCRUM, requirements development/management, audits/assessments

Applicants must have strong communication skills and a desire to ensure excellence throughout SDLC.

This position will require the ability to obtain a US Security Clearance. Main requirement for a security clearance is US Citizenship.

ID: 2019-4486

External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc