Senior Perception Engineer


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Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,600 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


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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 highly-qualified engineer in perception and localization, with a specific focus around the areas of computer vision and machine learning, and with relevant experience also in simultaneous localization and mapping, estimation theory, and robotics/autonomy.


The candidate will be expected to work on a variety of exciting problems including but not limited to: machine learning applied to object detection and location recognition, vision-based navigation and 3D mapping, image analytics, geolocation and tracking, as well as multi-sensor fusion autonomy. Hands-on experience in project execution and in designing, developing, and validating real-time perception algorithms to accurately address concrete problems is highly desirable.


The engineer in this position will also be expected to provide technical support for internal and external research and development proposals, while staying abreast of the state of the art in perception and localization technologies.


Required skills include:

  • Minimum of an M.S. or PhD. degree in Computer Science (or closely related field) with strong record of successful project execution and team work skills.
  • Graduate level research and development experience in state of the art perception algorithms
  • Demonstrated strong skills in designing, developing and testing perception and localization solutions
  • Proven programming skills in C/C++, Python, and MATLAB with a specific focus on computer vision (e.g., OpenCV) and machine learning/AI libraries.

Highly desirable skills include:

  • Experience with navigation sensors and systems, Kalman filtering, Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM), and digital signal processing.

Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance.

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