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Draper Senior Test Equipment Engineer / Architect 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

The Strategic Systems Engineering Test Equipment group at Draper is seeking a Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) Test Equipment Architect with broad technical skills to work within multidisciplinary teams to develop and provide full system life-cycle development and management of complex electrical, mechanical and software-based test equipment.

A successful candidate will be:

  • Highly motivated to support the delivery of state-of-the-art technology solutions that are of strategic importance to the nation

  • Dedicated to developing the in-depth mission and technology domain expertise that enable realization of such solutions for complex systems

  • Capable of planning and executing individual tasks on a multidisciplinary team, as well as leading small teams as necessary.

  • Strong ability to utilize an MBSE approach for Test Equipment Architecture througout the product life-cycle

  • Self-starter with willingness to learn, participate, lead and mentor in an exciting team environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • An M.S. degree with 6+ years of relavent professional experience in an engineering discipline (systems, mechanical, electrical or computer engineering) or a B.S. degree with 8+ years of relevant professional experience

  • Demonstrated experience and sound knowledge in core technologies (mechanical, electrical and/or software design) as well as practical systems engineering skills required to integrate core technical disciplines

  • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)

  • Experience with Test Equipment Achitecture or development

  • Strong presentation skills and the ability to articulate complex technical ideas to a broad audience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Test Equipment full product life-cycle

  • Experience with DOORS and/or requirements traceability, test plans, test reports

  • Experience with MBSE tools and languages (e.g. MagicDraw, SysML, UML)

  • Experience in the design of integration hardware/software systems

  • Experience with Guidance Navigation and Control (GN&C) system, sensor or component testing

  • Experience in the design of integrated hardware/software systems

  • Experience with software development (C++, python, LabView, java)

    Security Requirement:

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

** Draper has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement for all Draper employees. This will be a condition of employment to work at Draper.


ID: 2022-5745

External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc