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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Tech Staff in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Advanced Lasercom Systems and Operations Group develops, builds, tests, and operates laser communications systems for a variety of applications and environments. Lasercom offers dramatically increased data rates and enhanced physical security relative to microwave-based communications systems. The Group has expertise in communications; optics; electro-optics; optomechanics; optical turbulence mitigation; precise pointing control systems; embedded systems; command, control, and telemetry; test set design and fabrication; data analysis; modeling; and simulation.

The Advanced Lasercom Systems and Operations Group seeks a full time Technical Staff member to perform a variety of analysis-related tasks, which may include:

  • Working collaboratively with engineers to develop understanding and intuition of system or subsystem performance, for design/performance optimization or troubleshooting

  • Performing or contributing to system trade studies, providing analysis and developing recommendations / requirements to shape architectural development and system design

  • Assessing, maintaining, and improving the Group’s analysis toolkits

  • Leading or assisting new concept development, and providing the analysis / simulations to prove out and understand limitations of concepts

  • Documenting software developed, documenting analysis data products and interpretation, and communicating results and recommendations, both in written form and orally

Job Description

The candidate should be highly motivated and proactive, working closely with a small dynamic team, solving challenging problems with direct benefit to the US Government. The candidate should be motivated to learn and understand the systems being modeled/tested, in addition to performing data analysis and visualization.


  • Minimum Master of Science in Electrical or other Engineering discipline, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Bioinformatics, or similar discipline, with experience analyzing, modeling, interpreting, and visualizing data

  • Experience with MATLAB, or a willingness to learn MATLAB and experience with similar tools

  • Experience with modern software engineering tools, including code repositories, version control, and issue tracking, with a preference for Atlassian tools

  • Programming/scripting experience with numerical simulation/analysis applications using languages such as Python

  • Background in communications, laser physics/engineering, atmospheric physics, orbital mechanics, stochastic processes, and/or control systems

  • Preference for applicants with experience in analysis of optical or electromagnetic beam propagation through atmospheric turbulence or plasma, or through vehicular boundary layers

  • The applicant will be expected to document results in memos and brief them in presentations; therefore strong written and verbal communications skills are required.

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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.

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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