Space Domain Awareness Technical Staff

Date: Mar 6, 2023

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

The Advanced Sensors and Techniques Group develops and operates electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) and radio frequency (RF) sensors and resilient space systems critical to our National Security and to National space science.  We support sensor development and operations with some of the world’s most exquisite optical and radar systems at locations including the Lincoln Space Surveillance Complex (LSSC) in Westford, MA, the Experimental Test Site in Socorro, NM, the U. S. Army Reagan Test Site at the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, and the Space Surveillance Telescope in Exmouth, Australia. 


Our team regularly develops projects from fundamental concepts and sees them through to successful demonstrations.  Recent examples include transmitter and receiver upgrades on the world’s most sensitive radars, integration of a state-of-the-art space telescope, advanced signal processing, high resolution image processing, multi-sensor data fusion, and long-baseline coherent receive apertures.

Job Description


The Advanced Sensors and Techniques Group is seeking a candidate to help design and build the next generation of space surveillance sensors and architectures.  The successful candidate will lead multi-disciplinary teams of scientists and engineers to prototype and demonstrate innovative concepts using real-world experiments with access to world-class sensors.  Activities will include the independent development of new ideas and approaches, communication with sponsors and the community, and the mentoring of junior staff.



  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Aeronautics/Astronautics Engineering or other relevant technical field.  An M.S. and at least 5 years of relevant experience will be considered.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with others respectfully and develop productive working relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to solve broad technical problems and complex engineering challenges
  • Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written communication
  • Strong understanding of signal processing and remote sensing applications
  • Familiarity with C/C++, MATLAB, Python, or other scientific programming languages


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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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