Test Engineer - Advanced Imager Technology Group

Date: Mar 18, 2023

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

The Advanced Imager Technology Group performs research and development of imager devices and subsystem-level technology for the DoD and scientific community. The imager efforts include advanced silicon-based and compound semiconductor-based focal-plane technologies for applications such as ground- and space-based surveillance, adaptive optics, and astronomy. These focal planes address special requirements, for example, large-format gigapixel arrays, very-high-speed imagers, time-of-arrival detectors (LADAR receiver), and low-light-level imaging applications. The group's efforts span the range of device and materials development, integrated circuit design and fabrication, custom packaging, detector hybridization, and the development of control and readout electronics for system-level demonstrations.

Position Description


The Advanced Imager Technology Group is seeking to hire an engineer to join its semiconductor device test team to assist in the characterization and understanding of novel avalanche photodiodes (APDs) and other photodetectors. The Group is building state-of-the-art, photon-counting receivers and other visible and infrared imagers for a variety of scientific and national security needs. This position will require versatility and creativity to design and carry out the appropriate measurements and then to analyze the data for validity and usefulness.  The position requires independent thought and problem solving and using best engineering judgment to debug problems.  The ideal candidate is expected to be able to operate both independently on their own experiments and as part of a group to achieve larger objectives.





Experience is required in one of the following areas, with preference given to candidates with experience in multiple areas:


  • Familiarity with optical laboratory experimental design, test, and standard equipment including: power meters, optical spectrum analyzers, fiber components
  • Competency in electronic test equipment including: oscilloscopes multimeters, power supplies, and frequency/pulse generators
  • Scientific data analysis and data reduction (MATLAB, Python)
  • Experience debugging and interpreting data products
  • Ability to effectively communicate results and ideas – written or verbal


Candidates should hold a BS degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Material Science, or similar.  Relevant prior work experience will be considered in lieu of formal degree.



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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.




Requisition ID: 37118 

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