Electro-Optical Technician Experienced

The Active Optical Systems Group's mission is to establish a laser radar center of excellence through development of advanced laser radar technology. One of the major research thrusts in this pursuit is implementation and application of three-dimensional laser radars employing novel receiver technology featuring arrays of detectors that are individually sensitive to single photons. The group is currently addressing the development and operation of airborne and ground-based 3D laser radars, along with data collection, data exploitation, and simulation and modeling efforts for various applications. The group is also pursuing significant efforts in the development of coherent laser radar, including adaptation of advanced radar techniques to the optical regime, pushing the bandwidth of coherent systems into the terahertz regime, and using photon-counting detector arrays in coherent receivers. The goals of these efforts range from laboratory demonstrations to development of field-deployable systems. The group is also world-leader in advanced passive receivers based on novel, high-bandwidth digital focal plane arrays used on state-of-art EO/IR systems.

Job Description

A highly skilled technician with all the qualifications of a Senior Technician who, in addition, demonstrates ingenuity in design, construction, operation or maintenance of highly technical and complicated apparatus. An exceptionally high degree of responsibility and ingenuity is expected of employees in this classification. Must have one or more of the following aptitudes: (a) Flair for improving scientific devices (b) Unusual ingenuity at trouble shooting (c) Demonstrated ability at field engineering or test engineering (d) Ability to to do effective and important laboratory instructional work with students.


Important skills for this role include:  Ability to perform detail-oriented precision wiring and hardware integration into a compact volume critical to program success.  Provide measurement preparation support for field test campaign, including a one to two remote field campaigns of 1-2 weeks duration.  Experience testing fiber-optic components, custom cabling, fabrication and test, electronics assembly, optical system sub-system fabrication, packaging, and testing.


Requirements: Graduation from a two year day technical school or its equivalent, and a minimum of ten years of applicable experience are required. A sound, basic knowledge of his/her particular field is important for this classification.

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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.




Requisition ID: 29305 

Salary Range
$31,000.00 - 46,000.00
per Year
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Lexington, MA 02420, US