Junior Simulation Engineer
The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc
 Cambridge, MA

  • Junior Simulation Engineer

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    5 months ago(5/13/2019 1:58 PM)

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  • Overview

    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 www.draper.com.

    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 www.draper.com/careers.

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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 a Simulation Engineer with skills applicable to developing hardware-in-the-loop systems.  An understanding of software development, simulation, dynamics, control theory, and hardware interfaces is required.  A working knowledge of MATLAB/Simulink or other simulation tools, C/C++ software development in Unix/Linux and Windows environments, Linux kernel development, and kernel drivers is also desired.  Familiarity with interface specifications for SPI, I2C, MIL-STD-1553, RS-232, RS-422, and Ethernet is preferred.  Understanding of synchronization protocols such as PTP is also desired.


    The individual must have a strong interest in developing hardware-in-the-loop systems, be a highly motivated, self-starter with willingness to learn and participate in an exciting team environment. Excellent technical written and oral communication skills are required.

    BS or MS in Computer Science or one of the following engineering disciplines: Mechanical, Electrical, or Aerospace. 

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