Device Engineer

Date: Jul 18, 2021

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

The Active Optical Systems Group's mission is to establish a laser radar center of excellence through development of advanced laser radar technology. One of the major research thrusts in this pursuit is implementation and application of three-dimensional laser radars employing novel receiver technology featuring arrays of detectors that are individually sensitive to single photons. The group is currently addressing the development and operation of airborne and ground-based 3D laser radars, along with data collection, data exploitation, and simulation and modeling efforts for various applications. The group is also pursuing significant efforts in the development of coherent laser radar, including adaptation of advanced radar techniques to the optical regime, pushing the bandwidth of coherent systems into the terahertz regime, and using photon-counting detector arrays in coherent receivers. The goals of these efforts range from laboratory demonstrations to development of field-deployable systems. The group is also world-leader in advanced passive receivers based on novel, high-bandwidth digital focal plane arrays used on state-of-art EO/IR systems.


We are looking for an individual with a highly demonstrated background in firmware design and digital and analog electronics, able to help design the next generation of custom advanced EO/IR systems.  The successful candidate can leverage both specialized knowledge and general design rules to work with a small team to archetect, design, build, and test prototype systems.  The individual needs effective analytical and data processing skills to enable the testing and evaluation of systems under design.



Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or equivalent. In lieu of a Masters, a Bachelors and 3+ years of experience will be considered.  Experience in one or more of the following areas is desired:  Digital and analog electronics circuit design, high-performance, real-time embedded firmware development,


Desired Skills:

Effective experimental and analytical/modeling skills;  effective presentation skills


Requisition ID: 33382 


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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.

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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