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User Experience Engineer


Draper Laboratory


Cambridge, MA 02138


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

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. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now

Equal Employment Opportunity

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.

Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact


* Be part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary team that seeks to identify operational user needs and design and build solutions for users who work in fast paced, high performance environments
* Contribute to planning and execution of user inquiry and evaluation activities, particularly for users that are hard to access or have limited connectivity
* Design and prototype user interfaces, including wireframes, mockups, and interactive prototypes
* Present to customers & other stakeholders
* Elicit project requirements from customers, users, and stakeholders
* Innovate on inquiry and evaluation methods in order to design for both user preference and performance
* Execute as part of an Agile team, planning research and design in an iterative rather than waterfall fashion


* Masters or Bachelors plus 5 years work experience in a human-centered and design focused field, including but not limited to: Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, User Experience Design, or other applicable field
* Professional skills with modern design and prototyping tools, such as: Adobe Creative Suites, Sketch, and Axure
* Collaborative and self-motivated
* Experience working in a multi-person, user-centered team
* Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
* Desire & willingness to work on hard problems for users in the Government and DoD communities
* Desire to lead user-centered teams of 2-4 people
* Desire to collaborate closely and innovate with other human-centered disciplines, including Human Factors, Human-Robot Interaction, and Cognitive Engineering

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

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