MIT Lincoln Laboratory RF Systems Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Advanced Capabilities and Systems Group is an agile, innovative, multi-disciplinary team developing novel system and technology concepts that address the nation’s critical security challenges. The group leverages focused analysis to understand solutions to defense and intelligence problems, and then develops the solutions in a fast cycle of experimentation and prototyping. Frequent engagements with government intelligence and military users connect the group to their unique missions and needs. Projects range from the analysis and prototyping of tactical military optics and radar systems, to investigation of novel communication, navigation, and autonomous systems. The multi-disciplinary team consists of talented technical staff with expertise in electromagnetics, optics, signal processing (communication, GPS), RF and antenna design, statistics, optimization, computer vision, machine learning, autonomous control, software engineering, embedded systems and programming, and mechanical design.

We are actively seeking highly motivated and exceptionally bright individuals who can think broadly, analyze complex problems deeply, implement solutions in a rapid prototyping environment, and wish to contribute to the development of cutting edge technology to enhance National Security.

The Advanced Capabilities and Systems Group is seeking an RF systems engineer to help lead the development of novel EW technologies and system capabilities. A strong background in RF hardware, electronic warfare (EW), and/or embedded systems is needed to architect and develop new EA and ES prototypes. The ideal candidate should have a broad background with experience designing, implementing, and testing EW systems. The candidate should be able to work well in multi-disciplinary teams, with a demonstrated capability to help lead and execute challenging time sensitive projects.


  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics or a related field coupled with the ability to apply talents to new problems at both the technically detailed and big picture levels is required.

  • In lieu of a PhD, an MS with 5+ years of directly related experience will be considered.

  • Candidates must possess demonstrated team leadership qualities and effective communication.

Desired Skills:

  • Deep expertise in one of the core disciplines for electronic warfare systems such as RF hardware development, FPGA design and signal processing, and algorithm development

  • In addition 5+ years of relevant design, hands-on system realization and testing background is preferred

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.