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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Group 96 - Technical Staff: Hardware Prototyping in Lexington, Massachusetts

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 to lead and contribute on a wide range of hardware prototyping efforts. 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. The candidate will also in many cases support operation of the system in a representative field environment with the potential to transfer the knowledge gained during development and testing to future operators. The ability to adapt quickly to changing needs and to learn new subject areas and incorporate new technologies is critical to the job.


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

Demonstrated ability to design, conduct, and analyze complex experiments

Hands-on experience with experimental hardware, as well as data-acquisition and processing systems.

Excellent oral and written communications skills, in particular, with the ability to communicate experimental results to Government sponsors who may not be technical experts.

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.


Highly Desired Skills include:

Experience with analysis in programming languages (Matlab, Python, and/or Java and C++)

Experience performing hands-on testing and troubleshooting within a laboratory environment

At MIT Lincoln Laboratory, our exceptional career opportunities include many outstanding benefits to help you stay healthy, feel supported, and enjoy a fulfilling work-life balance. Benefits offered to employees include:

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans

  • MIT-funded pension

  • Matching 401K

  • Paid leave (including vacation, sick, parental, military, etc.)

  • Tuition reimbursement and continuing education programs

  • Mentorship programs

  • A range of work-life balance options

  • ... and much more!

    Please visit our Benefits page ( for more information. As an employee of MIT, you can also take advantage of other voluntary benefits, discounts and perks ( .

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.

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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