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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Research Hardware Engineer, Assistant Staff in Lexington, Massachusetts

The nature of threats to the U.S. homeland is continually evolving, with increasingly sophisticated adversaries and criminal networks targeting our critical infrastructure, land and maritime borders, transportation systems, and public places. Our group develops technologies that use advanced sensors, data analytics, and integrated human-machine decision making to help recognize and disrupt these threats. We specialize in collecting and processing a wide range of data types — including radar, video, imagery, text, point cloud, transactional, and body-worn sensor data — from both commercial and Laboratory-developed sensors. We often apply advanced machine learning methods to convert raw data into actionable insights about the behavior of threat actors and those who intervene to stop them. To help generate requirements for and evaluate our sensing and machine learning technologies, we use systems analysis methods that consider the operators and their environment as part of the system. Our ultimate goal is to field solutions that significantly enhance the decision-making process of analysts and operators who secure the homeland.

Research Hardware Engineer, Assistant Staff

Role description:

This position is to support the design, development, implementation, and testing of prototype systems. The position is for a hands-on role, working across different technical areas and multiple projects on diverse teams. The candidate will work in a dynamic team-oriented development environment. The candidate must also be able to work independently on specific tasks. Candidate should be able and willing to work in outdoor test environments and support rapid deployments as needed. At a minimum, candidates should have a B.S. degree in EE, ME, CE, Physics, or related field.

Experience in the following areas is required:

Required skills:

  • Ability to quickly learn new technical areas and apply that knowledge effectively to solve challenging mission problems

  • Rapid hardware and software prototyping experience

  • Understand system level design and performance impact

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Experience with hardware/software integration and embedded systems (e.g., Raspberry Pi, Arduino, NVidia Jetson devices)

  • Experience with integrating sensors (e.g., RF, EO/IR cameras) into larger systems

  • Fundamental data analysis and signal processing skills, and experience with relevant languages and tools (e.g., Matlab, Phython, C++, Java)

Preferred skills:

  • Low size, weight, and power applications

  • RF engineering experience including designing circuit boards and antennas; experience with fabrication and testing of these devices.

  • Experience with environmental testing, thermal testing, and designing/ modifying systems to meet test criteria

  • Computer Aided Design software (e.g., Mentor Graphics, SolidWorks, Ansys)

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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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