Senior GNC Simulation Software Engineer

Charles Stark Draper Laboratory - Cambridge, MA


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

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Is your passion or ideal job working on cutting edge systems such as spacecraft, underwater vessels (UUV), unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), aerospace, autonomous vehicles, etc.? Want to join the company that first brought mankind to the moon and has been a leader in innovation and technology since 1932? Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, our technologically advanced simulations span the entire product lifecycle from early-stage behavioral simulations, to visualize and evaluate system concepts, to high-fidelity real-time simulations and hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) infrastructure, to support development, integration, test, and sustainment of systems and software.

The Simulation group is seeking a Senior GNC Simulation Software Engineer with demonstrated experience developing complex real-time C/C++ software in Unix/Linux environments. A strong understanding of HWIL simulations, dynamics, control theory and hardware interfaces is desired.


BS, MS, or PhD engineering (Aerospace, EE, ME), Computer Science, or other relevant technical field of study.
Strong capability to program and debug in C/C++ in Linux environment
Experience with simulation frameworks and the corresponding scheduling & execution of real-time models, etc.
Experience with MATLAB & Simulink

Prior experience in the development of embedded software systems
Familiarity with time synchronization across complex systems
Knowledge of hardware drivers and hardware timing
Interface classification and specification knowledge
Strong background in test/debugging, including using oscilloscopes and other laboratory devices

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