MIT Lincoln Laboratory System Engineer in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Advanced Sensors and Techniques Group operates the Lincoln Space Surveillance Complex (LSSC) that comprises of the Millstone deep-space satellite tracking radar, the Haystack Ultra-wideband Satellite Imaging Radar (HUSIR) and the Haystack Auxiliary imaging radar (HAX). All these radar are remotely controlled from the Lexington Space Situational Awareness Center (LSSAC) which serves as a data processing and fusion node for the LSSC and other ground and space-based space surveillance sensors. Together, the LSSC and LSSAC serve as an operational test bed for space situational awareness technologies and provide access to a rich set of radar and optical data. The group's current research and development efforts focus on problems such as tracking and identification of newly launched satellites, tracking and discrimination of satellites in geosynchronous clusters, automated radar image exploitation, close approach monitoring and collision warning, applications of mullti-sensor data fusion, and decision support. The group is also developing a net-centric, service-oriented information system

The Advanced Sensors and Techniques group’s research and development efforts focus on advanced sensors for space surveillance applications, development of tactical SSA techniques, automated image exploitation, close approach monitoring and collision warning, applications of multi-sensor data fusion, and decision support. To ensure the relevance of all the group's efforts, we forward deploy staff at key space command centers to tightly integrate with real-world operations.

We are seeking a candidate who will work in a team environment to address a broad range of technical questions of importance to the U.S. use of space. Technical areas include development of advanced sensors and techniques to benefit U.S. space situational awareness, space based intelligence, and surveillance and reconnaissance. Work involves supporting prototyping efforts, modeling & simulations of tracking systems, orbital analysis, developing interactive visualization tools for space vehicles and their subsystems as well as radars, optical sensors and integrated networks for surveillance of the space environment.

The successful candidate will have a BS in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, or Aerospace Engineering with 0-4 years experience . Must have demonstrated good written and communication skills and evidence of self motivation. MATLAB knowledge is required. Experience with C++, and XML are useful. Knowledge of C, Unix and Java is desired.

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.