Assoc Staff - Hardware Engineer

Date: Dec 9, 2018

Location: MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

The Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Systems Group develops new sensors, signal processing techniques, network and communications systems, situational awareness systems, and collaborative decision support architectures to support domestic and international needs.


The Group uses quantitative techniques to guide technical recommendations and to identify necessary invention of new sensors, advanced analytics, enterprise software and decision support tools.  The Group also utilizes existing technologies from other missions and adapts them to the HADR domain. The Group works closely with local, state, and federal agencies to develop these systems. Many of the Group’s efforts involve collaboration across the Laboratory whose technologies can be applied to disaster and humanitarian missions.


A Candidate with a strong background in engineering or physical science is needed to contribute to the development and adaptation of hardware tools and methods for these humanitarian assistance and disaster relief applications.


The focus of this work is extending emerging technical capabilities to underserved mission areas and populations; example problem areas include remote sensing and situational awareness in post-disaster environments, search and rescue, alternative methods for clean cooking, water delivery, and energy generation, and humanitarian aid security and delivery.


The successful candidate will work alongside systems analysts and supervising engineers in a highly interdisciplinary environment to analyze real world problems in detail and to prototype effective, sustainable solutions. Responsibilities will include the design, development, and implementation of these solutions, as well as participating in the planning and execution of field tests, initial deployments, and the analysis of collected data.



A Master of Science in engineering or physical science. In lieu of this, a Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of directly related experience will be considered. Candidates should possess the skills to model, simulate, and analyze prototype systems, and experience with analytical software tools and languages such as MATLAB or Python is anticipated. Hardware test and evaluation activities may occur in challenging and dynamic environments, often in conjunction with external organizations, and will require adaptability and flexibility. Proficient laboratory, analytical, and communication skills, and the ability to work individually and collaboratively are essential. Experience with networking equipment, mechanical fabrication, electronic design and assembly, and communications systems are highly desired. Familiarity with sensors, electro-optic and infrared imaging systems and off-grid energy systems are a plus. 

Requisition ID: 24845

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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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