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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Electrical Engineer- Tactical Networks (Entry-Level) in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Tactical Networks Group (65) specializes in advanced network and communications systems development, with a focus on mobile, airborne, and space networks of the future. Tactical wireless networks differ from commercial wireless networks in the lack of infrastructure to support stable connectivity. The varied and stressing operational environment, aircraft speeds and maneuverability, and platform integration provide additional challenges to communication and network systems. The Tactical Networks Group uses a combination of technical analysis, modeling, simulation, emulation, prototype development, and flight tests to develop new communication systems and evaluate and predict their performance.

Job Description

The candidate will assist in the development of communications protocol stacks, including physical layer signals for transmission and the associated receiver designs. The successful candidate must be versatile and willing to work all aspects of a project, including, but not limited to: implementation, test planning and logistics, hardware, software, and system integration, deployment and data collection, data analysis, and system engineering.


• B.S. in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in communication systems or B.S. degree in a related field and/or with 1-2 yrs work experience

• Familiarity the Linux operating system

• Embedded C/C++ programming skills

• Experience with VHDL and implementing hardware

• Familiarity with MATLAB, Python, and Bash are a plus


• Familiarity with the Linux kernel networking stack and driver/module development.

• Familiarity with embedded platforms with MPSoC and FPGA resources (e.g., Xilinx ZCU102)

• Familiarity with board schematic capture and layout

• Experience with waveform signal processing component development in C/C++ is also a plus.

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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.

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