Satellite Communication Systems Development Engineer - Associate Staff 1

Date: Feb 20, 2023

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory


The Advanced Satcom Systems and Operations Group focuses on the research and development of future state-of-the-art wireless communication systems. Developing next generation technologies for advanced communication satellites is the primary focus of the group.  The group's activities encompass the design of new algorithms, protocols, concepts, systems, and architectures, the development of rapid HW/SW prototypes and testbeds, and verification through field experiments and operational demonstrations.  Candidates with interest in communication systems and a strong background in math to learn the relevant digital signal processing and implement it would be ideally suited for this position.

The Communications Systems Engineer will actively participate in the design, analysis, and implementation of novel waveforms, digital signal processing algorithms, dynamic resource allocation schemes, and/or advanced networking protocols. The individual will typically work in multi-disciplinary teams in which team members possess expertise in communications theory, networking, information assurance, systems engineering, RF, digital HW, and SW. The individual will have opportunities to work with the government, academia, and industry as well as make contributions towards DoD policy, requirements, acquisition, systems engineering, and operations.

Masters in Electrical Engineering or related field with a strong background in wireless communications and signal processing. In lieu of a Masters, a Bachelors. with 3-5 years of directly relevant experience is acceptable. Desired experience and/or coursework includes communication theory, error-control coding, digital signal processing, radio frequency (RF) propagation modeling, optical communications, medium access control protocols, and networking. Familiarity with MATLAB or equivalent analysis/modeling and simulation tools is required.



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: 36821 

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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