Assoc Staff - Electrical Engineering

Date: Mar 7, 2023

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Group 99—Advanced Electro-Optical Systems


The Advanced Electro-Optical Systems Group (99) builds innovative prototypes of novel electro-optic systems to address the greatest challenges facing the Department of Defense,  NASA, Department of Homeland Security, and other U.S. government entities.  The group maintains broad expertise in electro-optical and infrared sensors, charge-coupled devices, focal plane arrays, ground/air/space electronics, image processing, video exploitation, and low–size/weight/power optical communications systems.  We have a strength in space hardware and small satellites, leveraging both commercial products and custom technology development.  The group leverages this core expertise to architect, design, build, and deploy hardware and software systems in support of mission needs. Emphasis is on working closely with end users to develop enabling concepts and then building and fielding integrated systems on responsive timelines. The group seeks self-motivated engineers and scientists with multidisciplinary skill sets and a passion for prototyping systems that address critical national needs.

Job Description:


Group 99 - Advanced Electro-Optical Systems is seeking an Electrical Engineer to lead and contribute to a range of hardware prototyping efforts.  The successful candidate will enjoy working the problem from end-to-end, understanding the mission needs, developing the architecture and design, driving the implementation and testing, and supporting and learning from the operators. The successful candidate will contribute directly to hands-on implementation, while working with a diverse technical team, including mechanical, electrical, and circuit board designers; fabrication and assembly specialists and technicians; electrical, mechanical, and test engineers; to complete the design, fabrication, assembly, and test of novel prototypes.  The ability to adapt quickly to changing needs and to learn new subject areas and incorporate new technologies is critical to the job



  • MS degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or Robotics and 1 year experience.  In lieu of a MS degree, a BS is acceptable with 3 years of experience.
  • Experience building hardware prototypes and a broad skillset in electrical engineering and hardware development.
  • Self-motivated individual with the demonstrated capability to excel with limited oversight while having excellent communication skills to work cooperatively in a technical team environment.

Desired Skills:


Experience performing hands-on testing and troubleshooting using typical lab equipment

Experience with embedded processors, microcontrollers, and/or FPGAs, and their development tools.

Experience using PCB design and layout tools.

Experience with space electronics and CubeSat.

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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.


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