Autonomous Systems Engineer

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TECHNOLOGY IN SUPPORT OF NATIONAL SECURITY MIT Lincoln Laboratory researches and develops a broad array of advanced technologies to meet critical national security needs. What sets us apart from many national R&D laboratories is our focus on building operational prototypes of the unique systems we design.

The Advanced Capabilities and Systems Group is an agile, innovative, multi-disciplinary team that rapidly develops novel system and technology concepts that address the nation’s critical security challenges.   The group starts its development with focused analyses that uncover the most impactful solutions to defense and intelligence problems, and then develops those solutions in a fast cycle of experimentation and prototyping.  Our Group has unique access to government intelligence and military users that allows us to quickly gain insights and iterate solutions that get transitioned directly to warfighters and other users. 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), radio frequency design, statistics, optimization, computer vision, machine learning, autonomous control, software engineering, and embedded systems.

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 autonomous systems engineer to be part of a team developing next generation micro air vehicles and autonomous ground vehicles.  The successful candidate is expected to take a hands-on approach to software and algorithm development, integration, and test of prototype systems working as part of a large multi-disciplinary team.  Familiarity with unmanned and robotic systems including guidance, navigation, and control (GNC) algorithm development and implementation is required.

Experience in the following areas is required:

  • Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science 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
  • Coursework in modern feedback control and state estimation including project experience implementing control algorithms on unmanned vehicles

Experience in one or more of the following areas is desired:

  • Hands-on experience developing and testing autonomous unmanned systems
  • Strong programming skills in ROS, Python, and C/C++
  • Familiarity with computer vision algorithms including machine learning approaches
  • Experience with real time software and real time operating systems
  • Design and layout of custom printed circuit boards

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.

To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees.  Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reason.

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.

Requisition ID: 38503

Tagged as: systems engineer, autonomy

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