Associate Staff - Electrical Engineering / Software Engineering

Date: Feb 27, 2023

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory


The Rapid Prototyping Group focuses on delivering new advanced technology capabilities in timelines typically under a year.  Projects are conducted in a team environment consisting of various subject matter experts, and leverages resources from multiple groups to successfully execute fast-paced demonstration efforts. 



Specifically, the Group is seeking two Associate Staff candidates with experience in the design of embedded software, firmware, and analog/digital electronics. The candidate will work on a variety of projects developing complex and innovative data/power/control interfaces and solutions for a number of fielded sensor systems/payloads. Given the breadth of the work within the Group, we are looking for candidates for two different roles: an electrical engineering-centric role and a software-centric role. Some relevant skills for each role are provided below. 



The electrical-engineering-centric candidate should have the following skills (highest to lowest importance):


  • electronics design for
    • low power and battery operated systems
    • analog circuits & sensors
    • digital circuits, digital interfaces, sensors
  • embedded software development for microcontrollers
  • experience with
    • electro-optics,
    • RF sensors and communication protocols,
    • Printed Circuit Board (PCB) schematic capture and layout tools, 
    • NVidia Jetson GPU products, 
    • FPGAs



The software-centric candidate should have the following skills (highest to lowest importance): 


  • embedded software development for resource constrained microcontrollers
  • experience with 
    • code development,
    • compiling and cross-compiling in C/C++, C#, Java, Rust, Python,
    • software repositories and version control,
    • scripting languages,
    • compiling and installing Unix systems,
    • software deployment tools,
    • messaging protocols,
    • modeling and simulation tools,
    • FPGA firmware development,
    • NVidia Jetson GPU products and OpenCV or CUDA development. 



Education Requirement - Master's with 3+ years of experience, or BS with 5+ years of experience working with small engineering/software teams


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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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