Electrical Engineer – Embedded Systems

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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.

Position Description

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 engineer or physicist to support the development and test of a variety of advanced RF, optical, and autonomous systems.  The successful candidate is expected to take a hands-on approach to multiple aspects of technology development working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.  This could include circuit analysis and design, software and firmware development, field measurements, system integration and test, and data analysis.


  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Physics 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
  • Focus on hardware implementation, circuit board design, micro-controller, and hardware interfacing
  • Strong programming skills would be highly sought after in this role
  • Demonstrated excellence in communication skills and the ability to convey technical concepts in a clear and concise manner to a wide spectrum of audiences is required
  • Hands-on experience developing and testing electronics in a laboratory environment

Desired Skills:

  • Strong programming skills in ROS, Python, and C/C++
  • Familiarity with FPGA and / or GPU software implementation
  • Experience with real time software and real time operating systems
  • Experience with radars, electronic warfare, optical imaging, autonomous systems, or communication systems
  • Familiarity with the 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.


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