12+ month contract
The Sensor Integration and Test Group in Draper’ s Strategic Systems Engineering Division is seeking a sensor modeling and test engineer to work within multidisciplinary technical teams to support the modeling, development, test, characterization, and performance analysis of ultra-precision sensors and instrumentation used in robust Guidance, Navigation and Control (GN&C) solutions.
Develop performance models for navigation sensors; includes development of functional, control, statistical, and physics-based models. Collaborate with design, test and analysis teams to develop test plans and procedures that use environmental test facilities to characterize sensors and validate models. Develop algorithms and software tools for analyzing test and operational data; apply advanced statistics and processing methods for assessing and projecting sensor performance.
The candidate may be required to evaluate components and subsystems comprised of hardware and embedded software to ensure their readiness for system-level integration and test.
The ability to work in a team and succeed within a process-oriented setting is critical, as is the ability to thoroughly document and communicate one’ s work to a technical audience.
The ability to document designs, simulations and test results for distribution and present to a technical audience.
A technical background in GN&C systems and experience with inertial or other GN&C sensors / subsystems.
Ability to document activities such as test requirements, test plans, procedures, configuration and test reports.
Programming experience in C, C++, MATLAB, SIMULINK, or LabVIEW.
Experience in the following areas: vibration analysis, heat transfer, signal processing, data acquisition and analysis, control theory, system error modeling, inertial system modeling and test, integration and test of hardware and software subsystems, test and measurement instrumentation.