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The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc., is named after its founder, Dr. Charles Stark Draper, the “father of inertial navigation.”
A professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Doc Draper founded a teaching laboratory in the 1930s that by the 1950s grew into the sophisticated engineering organization that designed and developed the world’s most accurate and reliable guidance systems and instruments for intercontinental ballistic missiles, as well as the highly precise, ultra-reliable guidance and control systems needed to guide the first astronauts to the moon and back safely to Earth in 1969.
Draper became an independent not-for-profit in 1973. Since becoming independent, Draper has sustained its preeminence in guidance, navigation and control technology and has expanded its expertise in other areas, including microelectromechanical systems and electronics packaging. It continues its long service to the U.S. Navy and NASA while providing solutions to problems of national importance for and with many other organizations in government, industry and academia.
I have been working at Charles Stark Draper Laboratory full-time (More than a year)
Exciting cutting edge technology
Vibrant work staff
Traffic is horrible during the evening commute.
Advice to Management
Keep up the good work
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Charles Stark Draper Laboratory in February 2020.
Applied online. Received an email about a week later from a group lead requesting a phone interview. The interview lasted about an hour and consisted of the interviewer explaining the work at Draper and asking questions to determine how well my background and experience fit the position. He asked about some things I had barely heard of. The qualifications on the job posting said B.S. aerospace or equivalent. I have a B.S. in mechanical engineering with a lot of coursework in controls from a top 5 ME school, but it seems like this position was not a good fit for me since I don't have a strong background in probability and statistics. Got the email that they were pursuing other candidates 3 weeks after the phone interview.
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