Technical Staff - EO/IR Sensors and Interceptors

The Interceptor and Sensor Technology Group supports the development of advanced technologies and systems for applications to the surveillance, tracking, and intercept of targets by air and missile defense systems. These programs support the Missile Defense Agency as well as the military services. The technology and system development efforts also support the evolution of advanced ballistic missile defense concepts and capabilities as well as new ground, airborne, and space-based sensors for data collection. The emphasis of the group's work is on advanced sensors and algorithms, missile guidance, mission simulations, laboratory and field/flight tests, data extraction and processing, and data reduction and analysis.


The candidate will work on a variety of projects that involve analysis of field and flight test measurements, prototyping, experiments and modeling of EO/IR sensors and interceptor seekers, and development of control, signal processing and discrimination algorithms for advanced system concepts. This will involve simulation and performance modeling of optical sensors, missile guidance, and phenomenology to predict and analyze system performance. The candidate should have good analytic skills and have demonstrated an ability to use software simulation tools, such as MATLAB, to create models and analyze performance of systems, which may include sensors, interceptors, aerodynamics, and guidance systems. Experience with optical sensors, laboratory instrumentation and techniques, modeling optical or guidance systems, or phenomenology is a plus. 


The candidate must have demonstrated the ability to work on a variety of technical problems, both individually and as a member of a team, and be capable of independently setting personal goals to coordinate and meet the priorities of different projects in a timely manner. A successful candidate will possess a significant amount of initiative in seeking out and creating opportunities for test and measurement efforts across a wide variety of sensor and interceptor programs.



PhD or in lieu of PhD, MS with 5 years experience; Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Optics, Physics or Mathematics; 3.7 minimum GPA.



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.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Full time