Sensing, Data Exploitation, and Algorithm Development Specialists

Date: Apr 5, 2024

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory


The Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Relief Systems Group develops, adapts, and deploys advanced technologies to address the most significant challenges in humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, global development, community resilience, and climate change. We extend rapidly evolving technical capabilities – such as remote sensing and signal processing techniques, data science, software tools, and systems analysis – to under-served mission needs across the domestic and international landscape. Recent program efforts have included: 

  •  Integrating advanced remote sensing and situational awareness technologies in to large-scale disaster relief and recovery needs 
  • Applying novel analytical methods – including artificial intelligence and machine learning – to longstanding humanitarian challenges, especially in sparse and challenging data environments 
  • Creating software decision support and data visualization platforms for critical decision-making 


Job Description


Our Group is actively seeking remote sensing, data exploitation, and algorithm development specialists and engineers to join interdisciplinary teams on the research, design, development, and implementation of technologies in these areas. The collection of mission and technical areas that we support is quite broad, and we recognize that successful candidates may come with a similarly wide range of technical backgrounds and extracurricular experiences.




  • Masters degree in a relevant technical field
  • Extensive practical experience with spaceborne, airborne, and/or UAS-based remote sensing platforms and data sources, including lidar, synthetic aperture radar, and hyperspectral data sets is required. 
  • Experience with scientific programming languages and tools (Python, MATLAB, etc.) is highly desired. 
  • Experience with machine learning and algorithm development and modern geographic information systems (GIS) is required. 
  • Exceptionally relevant field, lab, or extracurricular experience will be well considered. 



At MIT Lincoln Laboratory, our exceptional career opportunities include many outstanding benefits to help you stay healthy, feel supported, and enjoy a fulfilling work-life balance. Benefits offered to employees include: 

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans
  • MIT-funded pension
  • Matching 401K
  • Paid leave (including vacation, sick, parental, military, etc.)
  • Tuition reimbursement and continuing education programs
  • Mentorship programs
  • A range of work-life balance options
  • ... and much more!  

Please visit our Benefits page for more information. As an employee of MIT, you can also take advantage of other voluntary benefits, discounts and perks.

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: 40838 


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