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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Staff Scientist - RF Systems Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Homeland Protection Systems Group works with US government agencies to develop, assess, and rapidly transition advanced technologies in support of the Nation’s strategic interests. The group has deployed novel technology solutions to address security challenges in the national airspace, in population centers, and at critical infrastructure sites. We specialize in detailed systems studies and advanced technology development, especially as related to protecting our nation’s air space. Our mission expertise is applied toward developing innovative approaches to complex systems, algorithm and hardware prototyping, and general problem-solving. Our team of scientists, engineers, and technologists develop and employ cutting-edge techniques in data analysis, predictive analytics, and systems engineering to produce solutions for complex problems. Learn more about what our team does here

Job Description

The Homeland Protection Systems Group is seeking candidates that have depth in the RF domain across a wide range of applications such as radar design, signal processing, and RF modeling. The successful candidate will contribute to the group’s efforts in developing new radar applications, data exploitation algorithms, and RF system designs. Our staff work within a multi-disciplinary environment of researchers and engineers that are given the unique opportunity to invent, analyze, design, build, test and deploy technologies that have a real-world impact on the Nation’s security challenges.


• Doctorate or equivalent in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related discipline. In lieu of a PhD, a Master’s degree and 3 years’ relevant experience will be considered • Radar systems design and modeling. Candidates with a strong background in related fields requiring statistical signal processing, such as communication systems, will also be considered • Digital signal processing, Fourier analysis, and detection and estimation • Analysis and modeling of electromagnetic phenomenology • Implementation of real-time signal processing algorithms

Desired Skills • Design and execution of field testing or data collection campaigns • Hands-on experience with RF modeling, design, fabrication and testing of RF systems • MATLAB, Python, or Julia programming experience • Knowledge to develop, implement, test and evaluate novel algorithms and concepts • The ability to balance and prioritize multiple projects at once

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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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