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Robotic Systems Engineer

Company: Draper
Location: Saint Petersburg
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

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
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
The individual will work on one or more project teams to design, develop and demonstrate novel robotic systems. Example projects include: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs), guided parafoils, guided munitions, space systems and ground robotics.
As a robotics system engineer, the individual will work with staff across the engineering organization. A successful candidate will thrive on a multi-disciplinary team and demonstrate the ability to pick up new technical skills and domain knowledge quickly.
Required Qualifications:

  • S. in Engineering/Robotics/Physics (B.S. 3+ yrs relevant experience)

  • Ability to work across engineering disciplines to allocate system functionality, define interfaces and identify integration risks.

  • Excellent communication skills to work with technical and non-technical sponsors and system users.

  • Experience in one or more areas: autonomous system design, modeling and control of dynamic systems, mission planning & optimization, artificial intelligence, hardware design, sensor integration and/or embedded systems.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Hands-on robotics project experience, including field testing.

    • Hardware integration & test experience.

    • Software development experience (C, C++, MATLAB, Python).

    • Experience working with the Robot Operating System (ROS)

    • Experience with Linux and embedded software.

      Security Requirement: Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a government security clearance.
      ID: 2023-6981
      External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc

Keywords: Draper, St. Petersburg , Robotic Systems Engineer, Other , Saint Petersburg, Florida

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