MIT Lincoln Laboratory RF Hardware and Systems Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

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The Advanced Sensor Systems and Test Beds Group develops and demonstrates advanced sensor system and command and control concepts incorporating emerging signal and data processing algorithms, architectures and techniques. Major activities within the group include system concept development for RF and optical systems, modeling and simulation, signal processing algorithm design, RF and optical system design and development, experimental field testing and data analysis and development of one-of-a-kind operational and experimental test assets. The group has expertise in adaptive sensor array processing for both radar and communications, advanced real-time software techniques, signal detection and estimation, communications, and systems analysis. The group conducts a significant amount of field testing and data collection to prove new concepts and collaborates with other groups throughout the Laboratory for real-time prototype implementation, experiment execution, and systems analysis.

An RF hardware and systems engineer is needed to lead small teams in designing, building, and integrating advanced HF and microwave radar systems. The ideal candidate would have a broad background with relevant system design, but would also be capable of diving deep into one or more of the various aspects of design realization. The selected candidate will work with, and provide leadership to a team of junior engineers to build and integrate prototype radar systems in a rapid prototyping environment.

Position Requirements:

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics, or a related field. In lieu of a PhD, an MS in the above areas with a minimum of 8 years of directly related experience will be considered.

  • Candidate must be able to obtain elevated level of security clearance that is provided by Security Services Department.

  • 3 years or more of relevant design experience, hands-on system realization and field testing of HF and microwave radar systems.

  • Candidate should have experience in several of the following fields:RF system integration, RF hardware design, RF component technology, digital hardware design, radar signal processing, or radar system technology.

  • Candidate must be able to propose and explore new and innovative techniques and technologies and be able to understand how these new technologies can affect an existing radar system’s capabilities.

  • Candidate must have good organizational skills with the ability to complete assignments working independently and in a team environment, and effectively present results.

  • Effective communication with colleagues, sponsors, and other research sites.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with systems integration into aircraft.

  • Experience leading a multi-disciplinary team.

  • Familiarity with industry standard electromagnetic antenna modeling software.

  • Matlab, C, and C++ programming experience.

  • FPGA programming experience.

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.