Tech Staff

Date: Feb 21, 2023

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

The Tactical Space Systems Group (Group 96) develops technologies and prototypes to enhance the performance and resilience of U.S. space systems and to provide flexible new space capabilities to the U.S. Government. The Group executes both large-scale system prototypes including satellite payloads and ground systems, as well as earlier stage technology development and demonstration programs with partner groups across the laboratory. The group is predominantly composed of scientists and engineers with expertise in aerospace engineering, systems engineering, electronics and software/firmware.


Group 96 – Tactical Space Systems – is seeking a Technical Staff to join our team developing spaceflight instrument prototypes, with a particular focus on developing novel space-qualified electro-optic and electromagnetic payloads.  Roles range from originating or contributing to new efforts in small teams to owning key technical tasks in larger prototyping programs. The successful candidate will architect technical solutions to challenging problems, and will contribute directly to hands-on hardware and software design, fabrication and test activities. The candidate will work within a diverse group of technical personnel, including mechanical and electrical designers, fabrication, assembly and integration specialists, and hardware test engineers to complete system development and characterization. In many cases, the Technical Staff will also transfer the knowledge gained during development and testing to operators after it is deployed or launched. 


Experience building space electronics hardware prototypes and a broad skillset in electrical, software and mechanical engineering.

Experience in development and space qualification of novel components and technologies.

Experience in the development of advanced electro-optical, electromagnetic and/or laser instrumentation.

Self-motivated individual with the demonstrated capability to excel with limited oversight while having excellent communication skills to work cooperatively in a multidisciplinary technical team environment.

PhD in Engineering or Physics or MS degree and 5 years’ experience.


Experience with spacecraft bus hardware procurement, component design & test, and integration.

Embedded hardware experience using processors, microcontrollers, and/or FPGAs, with a range of software and firmware development tools.

Development and implementation of embedded digital electronics involving processors, microcontrollers, and/or FPGAs.

Experience performing hands-on testing and troubleshooting of space hardware.



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 Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be willing/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.



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