EO/IR 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.

Job Description

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a strong background in experimental optics who is also adept at data analysis to help develop next generation advanced EO/IR systems. The individual is expected to participate in all aspects of technology development spanning design, modeling, laboratory testing, integration, field collection, and data analysis.



Masters in Physics, Electrical Engineering.  In lieu of a MS, a BS and 3 years of experience will be considered.  Experience in one or more of the following areas is desired:  laser radar, optical remote sensing, non-linear optics, optical spectroscopy, or infrared system analysis, computational imaging/algorithm development, optical systems laboratory experience.


Desired Skills:

Strong experimental and analytical/modeling skills; strong presentation skills desirable.



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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.


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: 33401 

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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