Embedded Systems Software/Hardware Engineer

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Date: Oct 12, 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 Cyber Systems and Operations Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory enables DoD, IC, and civilian government operations within the cyber domain and across traditional mission domains and sensing layers. We focus on cyber-physical systems security – areas in which the cyber domain to include operations in the overlap of cyberspace and the electromagnetic environment.  The overlap of cyberspace and the electromagnetic spectrum occurs in devices and components that contain processing elements that radiate or receive energy from the physical world, sometimes through unanticipated interfaces. Many of these devices are embedded systems that are resource constrained and do not contain security features present in modern-day enterprise computing systems.


We are seeking an embedded systems software/hardware engineer to investigate security issues related to these systems. The successful candidate will work within a multi-disciplinary hardware and software team to prototype systems that interact across the cyber and electromagnetic domains. Cyber security aspects of the systems involved are of particular interest, so some background in network or communications security is beneficial. This work involves rapid system prototyping of systems in software, firmware, and hardware. Prototyping efforts cover initial concept, design, prototyping, laboratory demonstration, and field test evaluation phases.

BS in Computer Science, Electrical/Computer Engineering, or related discipline is required.  Experience with one or more of the following is highly desired: C/C++, Python, assembly language programming, reverse engineering, OS kernel and/or driver development, software-defined radio. FPGA experience, proficiency in VERILOG or VHDL are highly desired.


Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information

Requisition ID: 25706 

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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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