Aerospace Vehicle Systems Engineer in Huntsville, AL

$150K - $200K(Ladders Estimates)

The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory   •  

Huntsville, AL 35801

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


11 - 15 years

Posted 55 days ago


The Strategic Program office at Draper/Huntsville is seeking an experienced Aerospace Vehicle Systems Engineer. Candidate will perform Guidance and Control analysis along with system engineering for a range of vehicles to include launch vehicles, spacecraft, and hypervelocity glide vehicles. Perform architecture trades and supporting analysis for identification of requirements and analysis. Specifically, the candidate will research and develop G&C solutions for target guidance and interceptors. Will work closely with government customer and other nationally known SMEs.



  • Candidate must have at minimum a master's degree in aerospace engineering, system engineering or relevant technical area.
  • Must have demonstrated capability as a developer of G&C solutions for highly dynamic systems or behighly knowledgeable in the area
  • Candidate must have at least 10 years of applicable experience
  • MATLAB/Simulink experience required, with capability to develop high fidelity 3-dof and 6-dof simulations
  • The candidate must have demonstrated capability to manage technical objectives while collaborating with internal, external, and sponsor partners
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills with senior customers are required
  • Some operational or flight test experience is preferred
  • Experience with algorithm development for Guidance, Navigation, and Control applications is desired
  • Candidates having previous experience on major NASA or DoD programs are preferred
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance at the SECRET level is required
  • Flexibility to support infrequent travel


Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,700 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.

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.


Valid Through: 2019-10-14