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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Group 99-Summer Research Program Intern in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Integrated Systems and Concepts Group (99) focuses on rapidly developing and then field-testing innovative sensor systems used by the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, NASA, and other U.S. government agencies to gather data for the persistent surveillance of wide areas in space and on the earth. To design and build prototypes of these systems, our staff leverage a broad range of technologies: electro-optics, infrared sensors, novel focal plane arrays, embedded processors, video analytics, and image processing. We work closely with the end users of systems to ensure that new systems provide high-quality, relevant information, and we are able to respond quickly to improve our systems to meet users' needs.

Job Description

The Integrated Systems and Concepts Group (99) is developing space-based sensors, with a focus on significant on-board processing. Group 99 is seeking a highly self-motivated summer intern to help design, develop, and test novel on-board image processing algorithms and strategies. Activities will include working with various embedded hardware boards, low-level software development, and extensive testing with Hardware in the Loop (HIL) for both correctness and speed.

Candidate Requirements

  • Pursuing a degree in Computer Science/Engineering, or other relevant field.

  • Experience with C++, and software development on Linux systems.

  • Completed at least 2 years of undergraduate study (or equivalent) prior to employment.

  • U.S. citizenship.

    Desired Skills and Interests

  • Experience with embedded systems such as Raspberry Pi.

  • Greater proficiency with C/C++, or Java languages.

  • Computing hardware & architectures.

  • Image processing algorithms.

  • Software optimization strategies/technologies such as Halide.

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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