Space Embedded Electronics & Software Engineer-Technical Staff

Date: Apr 9, 2024

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.


Position Description


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 development, and software development targeting both general purpose and real-time operating systems such as VxWorks, Xenomai, and real-time Linux.




  • Design and develop high-reliability space embedded software/hardware systems that interface with and exercise custom hardware and commercial test equipment. 
  • Candidate will be required to run tests that use the software and hardware, develop post-processing scripts to help analyze acquired data and contribute to data analysis.




  • A Ph.D. in Electrical or Computer Engineering or Computer Science or Physics with specific hands-on experience in space electronics design. In lieu of a Ph.D, an MS degree with 5+ years of hands-on experience in designing electronics for the space environment.
  • Candidate must be able to architect embedded real-time hardware-software systems and interfaces to control motion based on high-level specifications.
  • Use of test equipment such as oscilloscopes, waveform generators, spectrum analyzers and logic analyzers for integration and software-hardware debugging
  • Excellent written, verbal communication skills and ability to work effectively with other team members.
  • Knowledge of Mentor Graphics schematic capture tools and circuit simulation using tools such as PSpice
  • Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret level DoD security clearance





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 Top 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: 35955 

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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