Technical Staff - Radar Signal Processing Engineer

Date: Aug 12, 2022

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

The Advanced Sensor Systems and Test Beds Group (Group 33) conducts exciting research in the development and demonstration of advanced sensor systems and command and control (C2) architectures for the U.S. Government. The Group incorporates emerging technologies in autonomy, distributed systems, signal and data processing algorithms, and open system architectures into system design concepts, enabling innovative solutions to complex problems. Major activities within the group include RF and optical system design and development, system modeling and simulation, signal processing algorithm development, experimental field testing and data analysis, and development of one-of-a-kind operational and experimental test assets. The group believes in collaborative research, and has expertise in technical fields including HF radar and communications, adaptive signal processing, space-time adaptive processing, Kalman filtering, radar systems analysis, CFAR detection, bistatic radar, real-time signal processing, and flight test mission planning and execution. Our technical staff members hold advanced degrees in electrical engineering, physics, applied mathematics, and computer science.  The group also conducts local and international field testing and data collection to investigate and demonstrate new concepts

Job Description

Group 33 is seeking a technical staff member, with research interests in sensing algorithms and signal processing, to contribute to the group’s effort on data analysis and development of signal processing algorithms for advanced radar systems. The candidate will collaborate on diverse and multi-disciplinary teams to analyze data from different systems, including high-frequency over-the-horizon radars, airborne surveillance and fire-control radars, and instrumentation quality radars. The research effort will include implementing multiple approaches to analyze radar data from novel phased-array radar systems, and applying signal processing techniques to extract target signatures while addressing issues of calibration, suppression of ground clutter, target detectability, and localization. These processing techniques include space-time adaptive processing, wideband processing and beamforming, and TDOA and FDOA techniques.

Required expertise:

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics or related technical field and at least 7 years of relevant experience in signal processing. In lieu of a PhD, an MS with 10+ years of experience in radar signal processing will be considered.
  • Candidate must be able to obtain elevated level of security clearance
  • Candidate should have research interests in one or more of the following fields: HF radar and communications, adaptive signal processing, space-time adaptive processing, wideband beamforming, CFAR detection, bistatic radar, and real-time signal processing
  • Candidate should be comfortable proposing and exploring innovative techniques and technologies, and should be able to understand how these technologies can affect an existing radar system’s capability
  • MATLAB or equivalent programming experience is required
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, sponsors, and other research organizations

Desired expertise:

  • Experience with any design and analysis tools (e.g. MATLAB, Python, C++, etc.)
  • Experience with any revision control tools such as git or svn
  • Experience with radar or other radio frequency sensors is beneficial
  • Existing DoD TS clearance preferred

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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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