Cyber-SIGINT Engineer

Date: Jun 1, 2024

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory


Internet of Things devices, critical infrastructure, traditional IT systems, and sensor and communication systems all have one thing in common: they interface the digital and physical domains. The Cyber-Physical Systems Group conducts research to understand the cybersecurity implications of these physical interfaces and develop prototypes that intersect both domains.


The Cyber Physical Systems Group tackles key problems in the convergence of cybersecurity and the physical world in an interdisciplinary research and development environment. We focus on developing new capabilities in the areas of cyber-physical techniques for the DoD, intelligence community, and federal agencies.  Key technology development thrusts include gaining cyber intelligence from novel sensors and signal analysis, testbed development and introspection, and unconventional methods of system exploitation.


Job Description:


The successful candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team as a cyber-SIGINT (signals intelligence) engineer.  In this role, you will engage with government sponsors to identify national needs, and lead smart and innovative teams to deliver new technologies and capabilities to address those needs.  The successful candidate should be interested in the inter-disciplinary nature of the cyber-physical problem space and be willing to develop new expertise in the pursuit of solving unconventional problems.




  • Ph.D. + 2 years’ experience or M.A. + 6 years’ experience, degree should be in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics.
  • Experience with engineering embedded electronics, particularly for SIGINT hardware or software design
  • Experience with sensor development and testing
  • Experience developing and integrating operational cyber capabilities
  • Has or is eligible to seek TS/SCI Security clearance (with CI/Lifestyle polygraph)
  • The Cyber-SIGINT Engineer we seek will possess a strong understanding of fundamentals of wireless digital communications systems and theory.
  • Experience implementing cyber capabilities for laboratory and operational applications is essential. 
  • Mastery of SIGINT platform architecture will aid in ability to develop combined efforts of active cyber and passive sensors to fulfill operational requirements. 



  • The ideal candidate has developed real world prototypes with RF/analog front-end designs, antennas, filters, mixers, ADC and DACs for transmit and receive applications and will understand how to balance the tradeoffs between performing front end functions in analog or digital processing. 
  • Extensive experience with airborne, and/or UAS-based remote sensing platforms and data sources with understanding of end-to-end flow of data products is highly desired. 





At MIT Lincoln Laboratory, our exceptional career opportunities include many outstanding benefits to help you stay healthy, feel supported, and enjoy a fulfilling work-life balance. Benefits offered to employees include: 


  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans
  • MIT-funded pension
  • Matching 401K
  • Paid leave (including vacation, sick, parental, military, etc.)
  • Tuition reimbursement and continuing education programs
  • Mentorship programs
  • A range of work-life balance options
  • ... and much more!  


Please visit our Benefits page for more information. As an employee of MIT, you can also take advantage of other voluntary benefits, discounts and perks.


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: 40287  


Nearest Major Market: Boston

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