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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Software Engineering Specialist in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Systems and Analysis Group provides technical analyses to senior USAF leadership on a broad range of issues, including survivability of advanced USAF aircraft versus modern air defenses; the impact of current and future electronic attack and electronic protection techniques; the effectiveness of advanced weapon systems; the capabilities and limitations of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems; and the vulnerability of precision-guided munitions to threat counters. Many of these system analyses rely on a large body of modeling and simulation tools for RF, infrared, GPS, and directed-energy systems, which are validated via participation in an active program of laboratory measurements and flight testing in conjunction with Group 108, Tactical Defense Systems. In other cases, new models, supported by measurements and tests when feasible, are developed to evaluate new USAF capabilities. Where a rapid capability is sought, the group may lead multi-group coalitions in the execution of these efforts.

Job Description

We are looking for a software engineering specialist who will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to develop simulation tools to address a broad range of technical problems of interest to the US Air Force and DoD. The candidate will have the opportunity to work with software through its full life-cycle including architecture and design, code development, maintenance, and upgrades. Technical areas of analysis requiring modeling and simulation tools include radar, infrared sensors, electronic warfare, GPS, and aircraft dynamics. The set of problems our group solves is highly dynamic and requires creative solutions. Exploration of new technical areas, software techniques, and algorithms is highly encouraged.


BA or BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or BA or BS in Physics, Mathematics, Engineering with experience in software development. Demonstrated ability to program in a technical environment in Java, C++, Python, or other language, is required. Familiarity with MATLAB is a plus. Demonstrated ability to work independently.

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.