Cyber Electronic Warfare Researcher

Date: Dec 9, 2018

Location: MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

What do we do in our Cyber Systems and Operations Group?

The Cyber Systems and Operations Group works closely with the nation's cyber forces, intelligence community, and federal agencies to identify operational gaps in cybersecurity capabilities and analyze their current and planned systems and missions.  We focus on enabling full-scope DoD, IC, and civilian government operations within the cyber domain and across traditional mission domains and sensing layers. We conduct research and development of systems providing situational awareness (SA) and command and control (C2) in the cyber domain. Key technology development thrusts include novel sensors, actuators, sense-making, decision support, knowledge representation, Human Machine Interface (HMI), visualization, automated planning, cloud-based information sharing architectures.


We integrate these capabilities into secure, resilient, cost-effective information sharing architectures in support of effective mission operations. Group strengths include software development, significant testbed infrastructure, and connections to challenges, people, systems and data from multiple operational communities. Overall, we seek to leap ahead of evolving cyber threats and enable comprehensive and secure use of the cyber domain for military and intelligence missions.


The scope of your work in cyber-physical research and development will include demonstrating and assessing unexpected attack vectors, emulating potential attacker behaviors and capabilities, and developing novel defensive techniques for DoD mission systems.  This research will be conducted in the context of operational scenarios and emulated cyber attacks The operational convergence of cyber warfare and electronic warfare, known as Cyber-EW, offers exciting opportunities to innovate and create new cyber-physical technologies at the seam between computer security and electromagnetics. 



  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, computer engineering, or related field. In lieu of a Ph.D., a Master's and 3+ years of directly related experience with demonstrated domain expertise will be considered.
  • Proficiency in high-level scripting languages such as Python, and low-level embedded system programming such as C. 
  • Ability to demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to conduct limited domestic travel to Government and cleared defense contractor sites.
  • You will possess a thorough understanding of cybersecurity technical challenges especially as they relate to sensors, controllers, and embedded systems. 
  • A proficiency with software defined radios (SDRs), field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), and Linux development environments is preferred. 
  • A familiarity with radio-frequency (RF) phenomenology, electronics, and unintended RF emissions is also preferred.

Requisition ID: 25704 

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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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