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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Signal Processing Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

The RF Technology Group develops and demonstrates innovative radio-frequency (RF) technologies and integrated subsystems as solutions to emerging national security needs in radar, electronic warfare, signals intelligence (SIGINT), and special communications. To execute its mission, the group develops component and sub-system level solutions by means of hardware and algorithm advancement, with particular emphasis on highly integrated RF subsystems with advanced signal processing implementations. The group collaboratively interacts with research groups across the Laboratory to take projects from initial concept stage, through simulation and analysis, to design and prototyping, and finally to field demonstration.

Job Description - Associate Staff - Signal Processing

The RF Technology group seeks a full-time signal processing engineer with background and interest in signal processing for RF systems. The candidate will contribute to research, development, implementation, and testing of signal processing aspects of next generation RF systems. A successful candidate will work with teams of electrical, software, and mechanical engineers in design and test of related algorithms, hardware, software, and support equipment.


  • Candidates should hold a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field with a background in signal processing. In lieu of a Master’s degree, a Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 4 years of directly related experience will be considered.

    Desired experience:

  • Experience with signal processing, probability theory, and numerical analysis techniques.

  • Familiarity with radar- or communications-related processing and concepts, detection and estimation, filter design, beam forming, adaptive signal processing, Bayesian estimation and target tracking.

  • Experience with RF systems, particularly sensors and communications systems.

  • Background with digital signal processing algorithms for real time implementation on CPU, GPU, and/or FPGA.

  • Signal processing development with MATLAB, Julia, Python, C/C++, or similar.

    At MIT Lincoln Laboratory, our exceptional career opportunities include many outstanding benefits to help you stay healthy, feel supported, and enjoy a fulfilling work-life balance. Benefits offered to employees include:

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans

  • MIT-funded pension

  • Matching 401K

  • Paid leave (including vacation, sick, parental, military, etc.)

  • Tuition reimbursement and continuing education programs

  • Mentorship programs

  • A range of work-life balance options

  • ... and much more!

    Please visit our Benefits page ( for more information. As an employee of MIT, you can also take advantage of other voluntary benefits, discounts and perks ( .

    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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