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Senior Processor Design Engineer 10/12/2017

Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Cambridge, MA

Cambridge, MA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Masters Degree



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. For more information about Draper, visit

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We are seeking a talented engineer to join the digital design team at Draper as we work to solve computer security problems from the ground up. Join us as we develop the next generation of embedded computing architectures. The successful candidate will contribute to processor architecture, design and implementation activities. Knowledge of processor architectures, interfaces and performance modeling required. Familiarity with RISC-V or ARM architectures preferred. Memory management and cache coherency familiarity a plus. Candidate must have experience using high level design, simulation and verification tools and be familiar with process flows supporting design and verification for digital ASIC / FPGA efforts. Proficiency with ASIC and SoC design and development process flows is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with an understanding of computer security concepts and their application to real-world systems.


The ideal candidate must be a self-starter and have good technical presentation skills. Experience with processor design is required. Experience with hardware emulation / rapid prototyping tools / ASIC validation / verification flow is desired. Minimum MSEE , PhD preferred.

This position will require the ability to obtain a US Security Clearance. Main requirement for a security clearance is US Citizenship.