MIT Lincoln Laboratory Engineering Assistant in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Advanced Sensor Systems and Test Beds Group performs concept development, prototype design, analysis, and demonstrations of air defense radars, long range ground based radar systems. In addition to testing at many of the ranges in the U.S., the group has a long-term relationship with the Reagan Test Stie (RTS) on the Kwajalein Atoll. Major activities within the group include the development and testing of RF and optical systems, communication systems, and wideband, airborne, over-the-horizon, and bistatic radar systems with technology development in the areas of phased arrays, advanced waveforms, adaptive signal processing, and unique detection and tracking algorithms. The work in the group often requires the fabrication of one-of-a-kind operational and experimental test assets in support of a significant amount of field testing and data collection to prove new concepts. Activities in the group cover a broad and changing spectrum of technical areas and often involve collaboration with other groups in the Laboratory and industry partners. Principal staff expertise in the group includes system analysis, RF engineering, software architecture, digital signal processing, radar detection and tracking, guidance and control, experimental physics, and hardware development and integration.

A software specialist is needed to implement, maintain, and field signal processing algorithms, develop graphical user interfaces and data distribution architectures, and integrate and test custom systems in the laboratory and in the field. The successful candidate will work with diverse hardware in support of the design of next-generation radar testbeds by managing hardware and software installations, and interfacing with technicians and subsystem engineers.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or 3+ years of experience in software systems, configuration control, and testing.

  • Competency with Windows and Linux

  • Proficiency with C++ and object oriented design

  • Ability to demonstrate effective mathematical skills

  • Effective communication with colleagues, sponsors, and other research sites.

  • Effective organizational skills with the ability to complete assignments working independently and in a team environment.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with diverse hardware: Xeon, Xeon Phi, GPU, Power8

  • Experience with any of the following technologies:embedded systems, real-time systems, C, CUDA, CMake, GNU autotools, git, OpenMP, MPI, OpenACC, ZeroMQ, Nanomsg, Infiniband, RDMA, Cilk, multicore programming, network programming, Qt.

Must have the ability to obtain a 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.