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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Embedded Systems Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Advanced Capabilities and Systems Group is an agile, innovative, multi-disciplinary team developing novel system and technology concepts that address the nation’s critical security challenges. The group leverages focused analysis to understand solutions to defense and intelligence problems, and then develops the solutions in a fast cycle of experimentation and prototyping. Frequent engagements with government intelligence and military users connect the group to their unique missions and needs. Projects range from the analysis and prototyping of tactical military optics and radar systems, to investigation of novel communication, navigation, and autonomous systems. The multi-disciplinary team consists of talented technical staff with expertise in electromagnetics, optics, signal processing (communication, GPS), RF and antenna design, statistics, optimization, computer vision, machine learning, autonomous control, software engineering, embedded systems, and mechanical design.

Embedded Systems Engineer

We are actively seeking highly motivated and exceptionally bright individuals who can think broadly, analyze complex problems deeply, implement solutions in a rapid prototyping environment, and wish to contribute to the development of cutting edge technology to enhance National Security.

The Advanced Capabilities and Systems Group is seeking an engineer or physicist to support the development and test of advanced RF and autonomous systems. The successful candidate is expected to take a hands-on approach to multiple aspects of technology development working as part of a large multi-disciplinary team. This could include circuit analysis and design, software and firmware development, field measurements, and system integration and test. .


  • BS in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics or other technical field coupled with the ability to apply talents to new fields at both the technically detailed and big picture levels is required.

  • Demonstrated excellence in communication skills and the ability to convey technical concepts in a clear, concise manner to a wide spectrum of audiences is required.

Desired Skills:

  • Hands-on experience developing and testing electronics in a laboratory environment

  • Coursework in modern feedback control and state estimation

  • Strong programming skills in ROS, Python, and C/C++

  • Familiarity with FPGA and / or GPU software implementation

  • Experience with real time software and real time operating systems

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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.