Assoc Staff - Programming

Date: May 19, 2023

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Job Description

The Information Integration and Decision Support Group is seeking a data analyst to develop techniques to detect, track, and monitor satellites in orbit around the Earth.  Responsibilities include developing data assessment techniques and computer algorithms that will be applied to space surveillance data in order to improve the ability to detect, track, and characterize man-made objects in space.  The candidate should have experience with software development in object-oriented languages such as Java.  Assignments will require the candidate to work independently and in a team environment.  Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential for this role.  We are seeking highly motivated, exceptionally bright, and creative individuals who can think broadly, analyze complex problems, implement solutions in a rapid prototyping environment, and who wish to contribute to the development of cutting-edge technology in support of National Security.


  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field.
  • 5 to 10 years of experience developing Java, C++, or another object-oriented language.
  • Software generalist, comfortable in all layers of a system; front-end, server-side, persistence, middleware, messaging, etc.
  • Good understanding of software design patterns and associated trades
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Experience developing code in a team; use of Github, GitLab, or similar configuration management
  • Effective communication skills.


  • Experience with messaging infrastructures, ActiveMQ, RabbitMQ, Kafka, etc.
  • Experience with data engineering technologies (Hadoop, NoSQL databases, etc.)
  • Experience with modern database technologies (relational as well as NoSQL databases)
  • Experience with languages like JavaScript, Python, etc.
  • Experience with systems implementing mathematical or physics models
  • Experience with large scale data processing systems

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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: 39791  #CJ

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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