Technical Staff - Systems Analyst

Date: Aug 25, 2023

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

The Homeland Sensors and Analytics Group builds technology to counter threats to our critical infrastructure, land and maritime borders, transportation systems, and public places, and to enable US forces to disrupt transnational criminal and terrorist organizations.  We focus on the development and fielding of advanced sensors, AI and data analytics, and integrated human-machine decision making to help monitor and characterize these threats.  We specialize in prototyping new sensor technologies as well as collecting and processing a wide range of data types — including radar, video, imagery, text, point cloud, transactional, and body-worn sensor data — from both commercial and Laboratory-developed sensors. We often apply advanced machine learning methods to convert raw data into actionable insights about the activities of threat actors, networks, or organizations.  Our ultimate goal is to field solutions that significantly enhance the decision-making process of analysts and operators who secure the homeland.  Learn more at

Job Description

The Homeland Sensors and Analytics group is seeking a candidate who will work on a broad range of problems related to homeland protection missions, architecture design, and technology performance assessment.   The work will require an ability to understand a variety of sensing modalities (e.g., electro-optical, radar), platforms (e.g., airborne, maritime), and data exploitation techniques (e.g., AI/machine learning, tracking, pattern recognition).  Activities involve systems analysis, data analysis, physics-based modeling, and simulation.


The candidate must work in both a team-oriented environment and independently. The candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. At a minimum, candidates should have a Ph.D. in Physics, Applied Mathematics, EE or a related science or engineering discipline. In lieu of a Ph.D., a Masters with at least 3 years of directly related experience will be considered.

Experience in the following areas is required:

  • Ability to quickly learn new technical areas and apply that knowledge effectively to solve challenging mission problems
  • Knowledge to develop, implement, test, and evaluate novel algorithms and concepts
  • The ability to clearly present technical concepts to a wide spectrum of audiences
  • Proficient at high-level prototyping software languages (e.g., Python, Matlab)

Experience in the following areas is desired:

  • AI/ machine learning (e.g., computer vision, NLP)
  • RF system design and/or testing
  • Signal processing

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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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