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Senior Instrumentation Engineer

Draper Labs
United States, Massachusetts, Cambridge
555 Technology Square (Show on map)
November 16, 2022

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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.

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 hr@draper.com.


As a senior instrumentation engineer in the Photonic Systems Group, the candidate will play a critical role in the development of advanced photonic platforms for sensors, LiDAR, and quantum systems. The candidate will work closely with a team of engineers and physicists to design, develop, and characterize prototype sensors, systems, and technology platforms.


Either an advanced degree or several years' experience in electrical engineering, physics, applied physics, optics, photonics, or related discipline is required. Experience interfacing with sensors or other electronic components is desired. Competency in a computing environment such MATLAB, Mathematica, or similar is desired. Demonstrated leadership is desired. The individual must be highly self-motivated and must thrive in a multidisciplinary team environment. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to brief non-technical audiences, are required.

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



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