Assistant Staff - Engineering

Date: May 14, 2023

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

The Interceptor and Sensor Technology Group is at the forefront of developing advanced technologies and system solutions for defense against adversary airborne missiles.   The diverse, innovative and highly collaborative Group works on various aspects of missile defense that help with sensing, identifying, tracking and intercepting potential air borne missiles.   Our teams develop and participate in a wide range of activities toward this end, including system analysis, prototyping of advanced electro-optical sensors and algorithms, laboratory testing and advanced phenomenology, mission simulations and modeling, field and flight tests, and data analysis and exploitation.  

Job Description


The Interceptor and Sensor Technology Group is looking for candidates to join our experimental and testing team working on advanced optic and photonic solutions to a variety of problems.  Project work may include participating in experiments to study various phenomenology; designing, setting-up, characterizing/calibrating testbeds; and analyzing data collected from labs and field campaigns.   The candidate will be part of a larger team that address various aspects of critical problem-solving including system level performance modeling and simulation, phenomenology measurements/studies, algorithm development, and design and prototyping of novel systems or hardware for capability demonstration and transition to industry.  We are looking for candidates who have relevant laboratory and analytic experience that they can bring to the team, and are seeking to be part of a diverse and talented team solving unique and challenging problems.
The team has a strong culture of mentorship, collaboration and innovation, and works on challenging problems of significant national need.  New members on our team are mentored by subject matter experts with exceptional technical and domain knowledge.  Over time team members work on multiple aspects of a multi-disciplinary problem, helping develop both technical depth and breadth through the process. Additionally, staff can also avail of various professional development opportunities at Lincoln Laboratory, MIT Campus, as well as other local area universities.



B.S. in optics, physics, engineering, or another technical field.



Experience in one or more of the following areas through course work, internships or prior employment: Any hands-on experience with optical technologies and systems, which could be from a lab course, a class project, or professional, internship, or research experience, experimental data collection and any associated data analysis using any programming language or analysis environment (e.g. MATLAB, Python, or C++/JAVA).

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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.


Requisition ID: 36173 

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