Mission Assurance/Reliability/Quality 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 Mission Assurance Office partners with the most complex programs at the Laboratory to proactively foster safe and successful program execution. We provide teams with trusted experts to implement best practices, promote continuous improvement, and share lessons learned. We take a quantitative risk-based approach to the development of prototypes that meet sponsor needs.

Job Summary

We are seeking a candidate who will perform mission assurance for the Laboratory in support of programs with applications in space, missile, shipboard, airborne, and ground-based systems. This involves ensuring that critical quality and engineering processes are in place for each program.

The successful candidate will be integrated within one or more program teams as a Mission Assurance engineer, performing all Mission Assurance functions for the team.  This includes collaborating with program teams to tailor and implement laboratory quality processes.  It includes training engineers, technicians, and team members in processes and techniques.  The candidate will actively engage with program sponsors and participate in requirements definition, design, test reviews, supplier selection and management, and pre-ship reviews. The position includes performing reliability, systems safety, and other mission assurance assessments, such as hazard analysis, reliability predictions, and failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA).  The position includes identifying and mitigating program risks, disseminate lessons learned, and analyzing and partnering with teams to address system failures.

The successful candidate will be trained on the job to become a mission assurance engineer.  This individual will, over time, become a subject matter expert in mission assurance, applying this knowledge through the program lifecycle to enable mission success for laboratory programs.


  •     Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace, or Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, or related field
  •     Fast and eager learner, hardworking, reliable, effective at multitasking, great team player
  •     Multi-disciplinary systems thinker, good at understanding the big picture
  •     Great written and oral communications skills and presentation skills
  •     Proficient computer and database skills
  •     Familiarity with AS9100/ISO9000 and other areas of mission assurance preferred
  •     Ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance is required

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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