CO-OP Student (SW Development)

Date: Jun 3, 2021

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

One mission of the Embedded and Open Systems Group is to develop multi-domain system architectures to meet DoD system needs.  This group plays a key role in defining open architectures for sensor systems, avionics systems, ground systems, and systems that support Multi-Domain Command and Control (MDC2) / Joint All-Domain Command & Control (JADC2). An area of significant focus is the application of modern software engineering principles and commercial best practices to define and prototype open architecture solutions, that provide mission critical capabilities to the warfighter.


This combination of commercial best practices coupled with open architecture enables the flexible composition of sensors, processors, ground stations, and command centers. Our work in these areas feeds into open architecture standards which ensure seamless information transfer between system components and subsystem-level upgradability. We succeed by participating in all phases of the program, including problem analysis and innovative solution design, system architecture, rapid prototyping and field-testing, and ultimately transfer of our technology.


Job Description

Looking for a Software Engineer Co-op to help prototype the next generation DoD data architecture.  This software engineer will help to prototype capabilities that address existing challenges with storing, retrieving, and sharing data from the tactical edge to cloud environment.  The individual will be part of a high performing team defining a modern flexible architecture that will include commercial best practices, cloud computing, big data and analytics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity / zero trust architectures.


Junior or Senior in a BS degree Computer Science or Software Engineering program, or related field required, or in a MS degree Computer Science or Software Engineering program or related field required.

The selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must meet all eligibility requirements for access to classified information including compartmented programs.

Candidates must be able to work in a multi-disciplinary team environment and possess excellent oral and written communication ability.

Experience with Agile Software Development methodology (defining epics and user stories, maintaining/prioritizing sprint backlogs via JIRA) a plus

Familiarity with containers and Kubernetes a plus

 Familiarity with DevSecOps software pipelines a plus

Familiarity with cloud computing service models and cloud fist designs a plus

Familiarity with AWS and Azure a plus


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: 31424 

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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