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Draper Program Change Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 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

  • You will join a small team of Program Configuration Managers responsible for formal configuration/change management (CM) activities on various Draper research, development, and production programs with prominent customers such as the Navy, Air Force, NASA, commercial bio-medical, and others.

  • You will plan, document, and execute EIA-649-style CM activities for new and existing programs with documentation, hardware, and software deliverables using Draper’s home-grown web-based engineering change/data management system (DMIN).

  • You will participate in transitioning Draper’s existing CM function to Dassault Systemes Enovia 3D Experience PLM tool.

  • You will provide CM training as necessary to engineering staff and leverage CM to support various program and engineering efforts as they arise.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's or Associate’s degree in engineering, math, science, or technology

  • At least 3 years of relevant military/commercial CM experience in a design engineering and low-volume manufacturing setting

  • Familiarity with military/commercial CM and documentation-related specifications and standards and a capability to properly interpret and apply them

  • Working experience in a CM context with a commercial product lifecycle management (PLM) tool such as Dassault Systemes Enovia 3D Experience

  • Familiarity with project management techniques

  • Familiarity with database/web technology

  • Strong writing, communication, and interpersonal skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Strong familiarity with MS Office applications suite

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Certification from the Institute of Configuration Management

Security Requirement:

  • Applicants selected for this position will be required to obtain and maintain a government security clearance.

ID: 2020-4520

External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc

Telecommute: No