Autonomous Systems Developer artificial intelligence and machine learning

Date: Mar 20, 2023

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory


Group 22—Counter Weapons of Mass Destruction (C-WMD) Systems Group.

The C-WMD Systems Group develops systems and technology for preparedness, as well as the characterization, detection, mitigation, medical response, remediation, and attribution of CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive) threats. The C-WMD Systems group is seeking a Technical Staff member to support autonomous system development to address key stakeholder needs and further the Group’s core C-WMD mission areas. As an autonomous systems developer you will work with an interdisciplinary team to support the development, deployment, and testing of sensors, support algorithms, and other technologies for advanced autonomous systems. Research and development efforts are generally conducted in collaboration with stakeholder and first responder communities. Developed systems can include anything from laboratory testbeds through operational prototypes.

Job Description


Activities within the group are highly collaborative and multidisciplinary; as a result, the C-WMD Systems Group draws from a very diverse talent pool across the fields of engineering (e.g., electrical, mechanical, chemical, biomedical, general), physics, mathematics, applied mathematics, computer science, chemistry, and biology. Staff members work in a team environment to study a broad range of technical questions of importance and to develop systems to counter the proliferation and use of WMDs. Many of these systems rely on advanced autonomous capabilities. Autonomy research and development topics include one or more of the following: guidance/planning, estimation and feedback control, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and computer vision.


We welcome you to apply to become an impactful member of our team. MIT Lincoln Laboratory is a diverse workplace with excellent family benefits, mentorship programs and volunteer opportunities. 


  • Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer engineering, systems engineering, or computer science with coursework and research emphasis on autonomous systems / robotics.
  • In lieu of a Ph.D., a master’s degree with 5+ years of directly related experience will be considered.
  • Hands on experience developing autonomous systems operating in real world environments is required.
  • Programming experience with C++ and Python using a Linux development environment is also required.
  • Candidates should have strong skills in the development and presentation of technical materials to varied audiences.


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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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