Signal Processing Algorithm Design Engineer (Technical Staff)

Date: Apr 9, 2024

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Signal Processing Algorithm Design Engineer


Group Background:

The Advanced RF Techniques and Systems Group innovates and demonstrates novel algorithms and architectures to impact missions covering the RF electromagnetic spectrum.


We collaborate with academia, industry, and the government to demonstrate rigorous solutions to the most important defense problems in wireless communications and sensing. We develop and prototype new techniques for digital signal processing and machine learning to enable multi-function wideband systems. We also apply new multi-channel, multi-beam, multi-function RF aperture technologies and push the boundaries of high-performance computing to address the most relevant technology problems unique to government spectrum operations.


The Position:

The Group is seeking creative and enthusiastic candidates to develop algorithms and RF system concepts.  Typical activities include communication system research and simulation of modulation, coding, machine learning, and link layer algorithms as they apply to unique military communication scenarios.

Required Skills:

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or related field
  • In lieu of a PhD, an MS in the above areas with a minimum of 5 years of directly related experience
  • Demonstrated background in a relevant field and strong interest and motivation to apply their skills to problems in communications
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and set priorities
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • 3.7 Minimum GPA

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with communication systems, information theory, and/or detection and estimation theory
  • Background in statistical inference, numerical linear algebra and optimization methods, data processing and scientific computing.

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: 40712

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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