The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.


Our Culture

Draper Employees enjoy an energizing and stimulating work environment that is fueled by a multidisciplinary team-focused culture. Our engineers often work on multiple project teams simultaneously, which results in a cross-fertilization of ideas and fresh thinking throughout the design and development process.


As an independent nonprofit organization, we can focus on our mission—solving the most challenging and nationally important engineering problems. Draper engineers have the opportunity to see their basic idea evolve all the way through design, prototype development, and finally through transition to industry or continued life-cycle support.


Our work is very important is us, but we know your life is important to you. Draper supports many programs to improve your work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from home-brewing to yoga, health and finance workshops, off-site social events, and discounts to local museums and cultural activities.



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Meet our Employees

Ryan Prince
Employee Profile
Senior Member Technical Staff, Embedded Systems Group
John Irvine
Employee Profile
Laboratory Technical Staff, Information and Decision Systems
Lindsay Kaye
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Technical Staff, Model-Based Systems
Chris Yu
Employee Profile
Division Leader, Embedded Navigation and Sensor Systems Division