Date: Mar 18, 2023

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory


The Energy Systems Group is part of the Homeland Protection Division ( and focuses on assisting the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security in securing the nation from energy-related threats ( Our group works on diverse programs including domestic and tactical military base energy resilience, microgrids - energy systems that can operate independently from the bulk electric grid, cyber security of control systems that interface with energy systems, and development of advanced energy technologies. The group leads systems analysis efforts focusing on the gaps between infrastructure and operational requirements, executes live exercises for testing energy and cyber resilience posture, fields functional prototypes, and builds hardware-in-the-loop and real-time simulation testbeds. Projects are conducted in an intimate and small team environment, leveraging expertise from within Lincoln Laboratory to successfully execute nationally important and cutting-edge efforts.


Job Description


This position is to support the design, development, implementation, and testing of hardware prototype systems. The candidate will work across different technical areas in a dynamic team-oriented development environment, supporting multiple projects at one time. The candidate must also be able to work independently on specific tasks. Candidate should be able and willing to work in outdoor test environments and support rapid deployments and field demonstrations as needed. The successful candidate will be well organized, self-driven, creative, and detail-oriented. This position requires strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills. The candidate will be expected to work effectively across different project teams and groups at the Laboratory.







Candidates should have a degree from a two-year technical school in Electro/Mechanical/Robotic design from an accredited technical institute or its equivalent and/or 5+ years of directly related experience.

  • Basic mechanical and electrical prototyping tasks
  • Understand system level design and performance impact
  • Basic Computer Aided Design software (e.g., SolidWorks) experience
  • Electronics design including part selection and schematic drafting
  • Ability to go from concept sketch to part. This may include parts procurement, working with machine shops, outsourcing for 3D printing, and testing
  • Ability to read and understand schematics and mechanical designs
  • Experience using electronic lab test equipment
  • Experience with test and evaluation of components and systems in the lab and field
  • Comfortable with MS Windows and MS Office tools (Word, Excel, Power Point)


Preferred skills:

  • Printed Circuit Board design
  • Fundamental data analysis and signal processing skills, and experience with relevant languages and tools (e.g., Python, C, C++)
  • Familiarity with hardware/software integration and embedded systems (e.g., Arduino, Raspberry Pi)
  • Familiarity with Ubuntu / Linux






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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: 39639 

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