Space Embedded Electronics & Software Engineer

Date: Mar 2, 2023

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory


The Control and Autonomous Systems Engineering Group is focused on the synthesis of dynamic and complex control and autonomous systems, from concept to realization, for a wide variety of novel prototypes.  Work with multi-disciplinary teams to envision and create complex demonstration prototypes (primarily unmanned) and innovative solutions to challenging national security problems.



We are a dynamic group where learning new things and sharing knowledge is an important part of our culture.  We work with every Lincoln Division and create motion in every physical domain: space-based, airborne, ground, and maritime environments.  Apply your expertise to a new domain or new mission area and help create first-time prototypes.  Technical staff members are involved in the complete project life-cycle, from concept and requirements definition, systems analysis, architecture development, design and implementation to field testing and evaluation.



We are seeking a Space Embedded Electronics & Software Engineer for a variety of programs.  Hands-on team-based experience and a highly skilled electronics hardware-software engineering background are critical.  Work may involve using tools such as Mentor Graphics for electronics, and software development targeting both general purpose and real-time operating systems such as VxWorks, Xenomai, and real-time Linux.


Position Description



  • Design & develop high-reliability space embedded software/hardware systems that control custom hardware and commercial test equipment.
  • Execute tests using software and hardware, develop post-processing scripts to help analyze acquired data and contribute to data analysis.




  • MS in Electrical or Computer Engineering or Computer Science with specific hands-on experience in space electronics design. In lieu of a MS, a BS degree with 5+ years of additional hands-on experience in designing electronics for the space environment.
  • Design-implement embedded real-time hardware-software systems for motion control based on high-level specifications
  • Knowledge of Mentor Graphics schematic capture tools, circuit simulation using tools such as PSpice, and software/firmware languages such as C/C++ and VHDL
  • Use of test equipment such as oscilloscopes, waveform generators, spectrum & logic analyzers for integration & software-hardware debugging
  • Excellent written, verbal communication skills and ability to work effectively with other team members

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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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