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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Design Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

One mission of the Embedded and Open Systems Group is the development and deployment of real-time embedded processing systems. The group designs these systems using diverse computational elements including ASICs, FPGAs, GPUs, and microprocessors in support of DoD applications including radar and communications. Hardware, software, mathematical, and security expertise are blended to optimize solutions. A key focus area is custom low-power, high-performance solutions that provide mission critical capabilities to the warfighter. Our innovative processing architectures efficiently implement required complex signal processing functionality. We succeed by participating in all program phases including system analysis, architecture definition, design, prototyping, field testing, and ultimately the transfer of our technology.

Job Description

We are looking for talented engineers who can help us implement advanced real-time systems based on novel ideas from many areas including embedded processing, digital signal processing, sensor systems, and artificial intelligence. We need our engineers to be versatile, innovative, and contribute to high-performing teams that produce world-class results. The candidate will help to implement and demonstrate complex, low-power digital processing systems based primarily on ASIC, FPGA, and GPU technologies that support a broad range of challenging national defense applications. The candidate will have the opportunity to make significant contributions to processor system development and deployment activities.

Strong design, programming, integration and test, and rapid prototyping skills are essential for this position. The candidate must be a proven team player.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields.

  • Experience with ASIC design and verification

  • Experience with digital circuit design

  • Experience with SoC design and architectures

  • Experience with real-time digital signal processing

  • Able to obtain and maintain a government (DoD) security clearance

  • U.S. Citizenship is required

Desired Skills

  • Experience with hardware design including at least one Hardware Description Language such as VHDL or Verilog

  • Experience with hardware design tool chains such as Cadence or Xilinx Vivado

  • Experience writing unit- and system-level verification test cases

  • Experience with MATLAB or Simulink

  • Experience with embedded real-time software including development tools and operating systems

  • Experience with heterogeneous processing using C/C++, CUDA, Tensorflow, OpenCL, or Xilinx HLS

The successful candidate will be subject to pre-employment investigation and must meet all eligibility requirements for access to classified information including compartmented programs.

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Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.