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Draper Careers



As an engineering services provider, Draper solves problems using technology for customers in government and commercial sectors. We work in teams, both within Draper and with a range of external organizations, partners in the not-for profit and academic sectors, industry prime contractors and subcontractors and government agencies. We work with the best to benefit our clients. Our work can be vital not only to the success of end users, but also to safeguarding their lives aboard the International Space Station, a Navy submarine or an oil rig.

Our technical teams are multidisciplinary; they collaborate with cross-functional administrative business partners in finance, human resources, physical plant and more. Shared across functions is a focus on facilitating achievement of the best possible solutions for customers. As a not-for-profit, Draper is free to pursue the best solutions for customers without the biases of a profit motive.

Many staff work on more than one project at once with different teams, so adaptability and flexibility are important. On an individual level, engineers can enjoy making their ideas into technology, prototyping it and seeing it through development to use in the field.

To meet ambitious customer needs, Draper counts on the outstanding ability and commitment to excellence of our staff. Collaboration among people with varied expertise and experiences leads to cross-fertilization of ideas and fresh thinking that generates innovation. We advance technologies through independent research and development and sponsored programs, rich opportunities to learn and grow.

Workplace success is supported by work-life balance. In addition to workplace flexibility, Draper provides a broad benefits portfolio to meet the varied needs of employees, including services to suit individual circumstances in health and wellness, career development, financial planning, childcare/eldercare and commuting. Social activities are available through clubs as well as events.

Draper’s work is challenging, meaningful, and exciting, while the company of diverse colleagues is stimulating, providing a fulfilling career opportunity. Explore opportunities at Draper, as a regular employee or a student, at our headquarters in Kendall Square in Cambridge, Mass., or at one of our offices in other states.