Group 33: Advanced Sensor & Testbed Software Summer Intern

Date: Feb 7, 2024

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

The Advanced Sensor Systems and Test Beds Group (Group 33) conducts exciting research in the development and demonstration of advanced sensor systems and command and control (C2) architectures for the U.S. Government. The Group incorporates emerging technologies in sensing concepts, autonomy, distributed systems, signal and data processing algorithms, and open architectures into system design concepts, enabling innovative solutions to complex problems. Major activities within the group include RF and optical system design and development, system modeling and simulation, signal processing algorithm development, experimental field testing and data analysis, and development of one-of-a-kind operational and experimental test assets. The group believes in collaborative research, and has expertise in multiple technical fields including radar systems analysis, adaptive sensor array and signal processing, RF and optical systems, HF radar and communications, integration and test, embedded programming, real-time software techniques, signal and detection estimation, Kalman filtering, CFAR detection, bistatic radar, real-time signal processing. Our technical staff members hold advanced degrees in electrical engineering, physics, applied mathematics, and computer science. The group also conducts local, national, and international field testing and data collection to prove new concepts for real-time prototype implementation, experiment execution, and systems analysis. Activities in the group cover a broad and changing spectrum of technical areas and often involve collaboration with other groups in the Laboratory and industry partners. 

Our systems and testbeds run on software. The successful candidate will help our software team with development of real-time systems, signal processing, algorithms, and analysis. Software interns may specialize in low- or high-level programming language projects. A multidisciplinary team is required to develop advanced RF sensor prototypes and analyze the resulting data produced by them. Therefore, we are looking for interns from a wide range of backgrounds, including candidates pursuing a BS, MS, or PhD in computer science, computer engineering, engineering, physics, mathematics, or other technical fields. Specific project assignments may be tailored to the interest and background of the candidate.

Position Qualifications

  • Current enrollment in a program working toward a BS, MS, or PhD degree in in computer science, computer engineering, engineering, physics, mathematics, or other technical fields
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA strongly desired
  • Demonstrated effective organizational skills and ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Demonstrated strong written and oral communication skills
  • Python, C++, or Julia experience desired
  • Git version control experience; CI/CD experience desired
  • MATLAB skills are desired

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: 40509 

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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