Antenna Array Development Engineer

Date: Mar 29, 2024

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory


The RF Technology Group develops and demonstrates innovative radio-frequency (RF) technologies and integrated subsystems as solutions to emerging national security needs in radar, electronic warfare, signals intelligence (SIGINT), and special communications. To execute its RF research and development mission, the group develops and tests novel RF solutions at the device and semiconductor level up through the full RF subsystem level, with an emphasis on highly integrated, small-form-factor RF subsystems. The group collaboratively interacts with research groups across the Laboratory to take projects from initial concept stage, through simulation and analysis, to design and prototyping, and finally to field demonstration.


Job Description - Technical Staff – Antenna Array Development Engineer


The RF Technology group seeks a full-time antenna and array design lead to champion the development of antenna arrays for next generation RF systems.  The successful candidate will be responsible for definition and development of advanced antenna arrays.  The position includes defining, simulating, implementing and validating antennas and array architectures capable of supporting multiple RF modalities.  Additionally, the position also includes development and/or integration of advanced microwave hardware including beamformers, T/R modules, receivers, transmitters, and components for implementation of advanced RF capabilities. 


Responsibilities will include participation in, and oversight of small teams from concept through development including system and component modeling, experimental prototyping, microwave measurements, and demonstration of results for advanced RF systems.  An ideal candidate will be able to work independently in a number of these areas and lead a small team of developers in larger system designs.



  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, or a related field, with particular emphasis on antenna design and testing.  In lieu of a Ph.D., a Master’s degree with a minimum of six (6) years of direct experience will be considered. 
  • Hands-on research experience with RF and microwave systems


  • Experience with full wave simulation tools including FEKO and Ansys HFSS
  • Knowledge of microwave circuit design tools including Keysight Advanced Design System and/or AWR Microwave Office
  • Experience with active array calibration and near-field measurement ranges


At MIT Lincoln Laboratory, our exceptional career opportunities include many outstanding benefits to help you stay healthy, feel supported, and enjoy a fulfilling work-life balance.


Benefits offered to employees include: 

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans
  • MIT-funded pension
  • Matching 401K
  • Paid leave (including vacation, sick, parental, military, etc.)
  • Tuition reimbursement and continuing education programs
  • Mentorship programs
  • A range of work-life balance options
  • ... and much more!  


Please visit our Benefits page for more information. As an employee of MIT, you can also take advantage of other voluntary benefits, discounts and perks.


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.


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.


Requisition ID: 40902 


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