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MIT Lincoln Laboratory System Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

Our engineers ensure that all the components of a system work together to achieve the desired results. Our work ranges from trade and design studies at the beginning of a program to planning and executing the assembly, integration, and test of prototype systems. We also plan and execute testing to validate that a system performs properly. Our teams handle most of the large prototype systems developed by the Laboratory, including space payloads and satellites for sensing and communication, and airborne and ground-based systems. Recent technologies we have worked on include deployable antennas for small satellites and propulsion systems for CubeSats.

The Systems Engineering Group contributes to the development of a space, airborne, and terrestrial systems. The staff in the group provide systems engineering, including trade studies, architecture development, requirements development and flow down to subsystems, risk reduction testing and assembly, integration and test planning. The staff have broad expertise across multiple scientific and engineering disciplines including astrophysics, aerospace, mechanical, and electrical engineering. Example projects include satellite passive imaging sensors, optics for space-based and ground-based laser communications systems, airborne laser radar and imaging systems on both manned and unmanned aircraft, high power laser systems, and small satellite systems design, fabrication, test, and operation.

Position Description:

The selected candidate will support a full range of systems engineering activities for multiple programs on a team including exerienced systems engineers.

Qualifications: Education: MS Physics, Mechanical, or Aero/Astro Engineering. Candidates with a Bachelor's degree and at least 3 years of relevant experience as system engineer for space or airborne systems will be considered. Experience with Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) tools and integration of hardware and software are helpful.

Experience: The candidate should have demonstrated experience working in multi-disciplinary teams, excellent communication skills, and the ability to produce and present professional written reports and presentations.

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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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