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Embedded Software Engineer

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

Embedded Software Engineer
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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.

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 hr@draper.com.


The candidate will support Draper's responsibility to specify and develop highly reliable, real-time embedded avionics and safety critical systems in the Embedded System group. This group provides full spectrum embedded system solutions for first-of-a-kind nationally important missions. The candidate should have excellent knowledge and experience in real-time embedded software. Activities include the entire system and software life cycle from requirements definition, architecture design specification, implementation through integration & test as well as research support in specific areas. She/he will be expected to maintain state-of-the-art technical expertise in avionics and embedded software engineering specializing in redundant fault tolerant systems.


Required Qualifications:

    MS or B.S. in EE/CS, Computer Engineering or equivalent
  • 0-3 years of work experience in full life-cycle software development
  • Experience with embedded software development (BSP, Device Drivers, Application-level designed for limited resources, Custom Bootloaders, Memory Management, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Experience developing using C/C++

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Past design experience with UML/SysML
  • Experience with in-circuit emulators, JTAG debuggers, and laboratory test equipment such as logic analyzers and oscilloscopes.
  • Familiarity with modern software development tools for version control, static and dynamic analysis and continuous integration is a plus

Security Requirement:

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

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