Electronics/Software Engineer

Date: Feb 25, 2023

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory


The Control and Autonomous Systems Engineering Group is focused on the synthesis of dynamic and complex control and autonomous systems, from concept to realization, for a wide variety of novel prototypes.  Work with multi-disciplinary teams to envision and create complex demonstration prototypes (primarily unmanned) and innovative solutions to challenging national security problems.



We are a dynamic group where learning new things and sharing knowledge is an important part of our culture.  We work with every Lincoln Division and create motion in every physical domain: space-based, airborne, ground, and maritime environments.  Apply your expertise to a new domain or new mission area and help create first-time prototypes.  Technical staff members are involved in the complete project life-cycle: concept & requirements definition, systems analysis, architecture development, design and implementation to field testing and evaluation. The successful candidate will be supported with first-rate hardware, test infrastructure, talented peers, and a work environment that values excellence, continuous learning, and work-life balance.


Position Description


We are seeking an engineer to design electronics circuits and associated real-time software for a variety of programs.  Hands-on team-based experience and a strong electronics hardware-software co-design or test background are critical.  Work may involve using tools such as Mentor Graphics for electronics, and software development targeting both general purpose and real-time operating systems such as VxWorks, Xenomai, and real-time Linux.




  • Design & develop high-reliability embedded software/hardware systems that control custom hardware and commercial test equipment
  • Execute tests using software and hardware, develop post-processing scripts to help analyze acquired data and contribute to data analysis




  • BS in Electrical or Computer Engineering/Science with specific hands-on experience (can include internships) in one or more of the following: electronics circuit, firmware, software, or driver design and associated simulation and test
  • Some hands-on experience with implementing & testing embedded real-time hardware-software systems for motion control
  • Knowledge of schematic capture tools such as Mentor, circuit simulation tools such as PSpice, or software/firmware languages such as C/C++, VHDL, Python, or Matlab
  • Use of test equipment such as oscilloscopes, waveform generators, spectrum or logic analyzers for software-hardware test & debugging
  • Excellent written, verbal communication skills and ability to work effectively with other team members


For Benefits Information, click http://hrweb.mit.edu/benefits

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: 38974 #CJ

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