Software Developer
Cambridge, MA

About $82,000 - $110,000 a year


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

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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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Draper is seeking a talented individual to join a fast paced team that is helping to push the envelope of autonomous vehicles in marine and space environments. This individual will be responsible for developing and extending Draper’s proprietary autonomy and simulation frameworks, enabling new functionality and mission capability. The ideal candidate would be self-motivated with a history of learning new technologies and frameworks. The candidate would be required to work with a multi-disciplinary team of simulation, controls, and systems engineers to arrive at optimal solutions.


Required Qualifications:
BS with at least 5 years' experience or a MS with at least 2 years' experience in engineering or equivalent field
Knowledge of C/C++ is required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience developing mission critical or marine/space software is a plus

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