Engineering Assistant

Date: Mar 17, 2023

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory


The Advanced Capabilities and Systems Group is an agile, innovative, multi-disciplinary team developing novel system and technology concepts that address the nation’s critical security challenges.   The group leverages focused analysis to understand solutions to defense and intelligence problems, and then develops the solutions in a fast cycle of experimentation and prototyping.   Frequent engagements with government intelligence and military users connect the group to their unique missions and needs.  Projects range from the analysis and prototyping of tactical military optics and radar systems, to investigation of novel communication, navigation, and autonomous systems.  The multi-disciplinary team consists of talented technical staff with expertise in electromagnetics, optics, signal processing (communication, GPS), RF design, statistics, optimization, computer vision, machine learning, autonomous control, software engineering, and embedded systems.


Position Description


We are actively seeking highly motivated and exceptionally bright individuals who can think broadly, analyze complex problems deeply, implement solutions in a rapid prototyping environment, and wish to contribute to the development of cutting edge technology to enhance National Security.


The Advanced Capabilities and Systems Group is seeking a test engineer to be part of a team developing the next generation of autonomous air and ground vehicles.  The successful candidate is expected to take a hands-on approach as lead engineer for test planning, test execution, and analysis of test data for a variety of projects focused on the development of novel autonomous platforms.  This includes the testing of new sensors, control approaches, and decision algorithms integrated onto both new and existing manned and unmanned vehicles.  The ideal candidate has a technical background in an autonomy related field, which would enable them to work as part of the larger development team to recommend testing approaches and inform development based on test results.  The role also requires attention to detail and a proactive approach to creating test plans, filing needed regulatory paperwork, aligning resources internally, and coordinating with the field sites. Testing will occur at DoD ranges, including local test ranges such as Ft Devens, and Joint Base Cape Cod, as well as Western Test Ranges such as White Sands Missile Range, China Lake, and Edwards Air Force Base.  Moderate travel will be required for the position.




Experience in the following areas is required:


  • Bachelors in a technical field such as electrical, mechanical, or aerospace engineering, with experience with autonomous systems
  • The candidate should be well organized with the demonstrated ability to manage complex field test campaigns


Experience in one or more of the following areas is desired:


  • Significant experience operating and flying unmanned aircraft


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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.


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