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Draper Systems Security 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

This System Security Engineer will use model-based systems engineering methodology to design, evaluate, and deliver robust security architectures to our customers. They will collaborate with hardware, software, and systems security engineers to functionally decompose systems, develop/model security architectures, and generate system requirements.

Required Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or related field.

  • Technical proficiency in systems engineering, especially in defining requirements, functional decomposition, defining use-cases, designing architectures

  • Experience with a UML/SysML modeling software tool (i.e. MagicDraw)

  • Ability to consider the complete system security profile for a technology or product.

  • Self-motivated work ethic, ability to achieve organizational and program objectives, and must possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Demonstrated skills in innovation, creativity, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with various stakeholders (colleagues, competitors, customers, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of Model Based Systems Engineering approaches, methods, and techniques

  • Experience modeling and designing multilevel security cross-domain applications

  • Experience working with hardware and software architects to develop accurate system models

  • Proficient in documentation….

Security Requirement:

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

  • Secret Clearance required.

ID: 2021-5071

External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc