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Systems Engineer-Assistant Staff

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Software Engineering
Lexington, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, December 8, 2023

The Systems Engineering Group develops space, airborne, and terrestrial prototypes with innovative solutions to challenging national security problems. Our teams handle most of the large prototype systems developed by the Laboratory, including space payloads and satellites for sensing and communication, and airborne and ground-based systems. Example projects include satellite sensors, space-based and ground-based laser communications systems, airborne laser radar, imaging systems on both manned and unmanned aircraft, and small satellites.

Our engineers ensure that all the components of a system work together to achieve the desired results. We do systems engineering across the complete project life-cycle, from trade studies, architecture development, requirements development and flow down to subsystems, hardware and software co-design, risk reduction testing, assembly, integration, and test, with demonstration and initial operations. Our staff have broad expertise across multiple scientific and engineering disciplines including astrophysics, aerospace, mechanical, optical, electrical, avionics and software engineering.

We are seeking a Systems Engineer for a variety of programs. Hands-on team-based experience and a highly skilled engineering background is desirable. Experience developing systems with integrated hardware and software engineering is helpful, as is knowledge of digital engineering tools such as Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) tools.

Position Description

The selected candidate will support a full range of systems engineering activities for multiple programs on a team including experienced systems engineers.

Education: BS Physics, Mechanical, Electrical, Aero/Astro, Software Engineering, or related fields. Experience with Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) tools and integration of hardware and software are helpful.

The candidate should have demonstrated experience working in multi-disciplinary teams, excellent communication skills, and the ability to produce and present professional written reports and presentations.


At MIT Lincoln Laboratory, our exceptional career opportunities include many outstanding benefits to help you stay healthy, feel supported, and enjoy a fulfilling work-life balance. Benefits offered to employees include:

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans
  • MIT-funded pension
  • Matching 401K
  • Paid leave (including vacation, sick, parental, military, etc.)
  • Tuition reimbursement and continuing education programs
  • Mentorship programs
  • A range of work-life balance options
  • ... and much more!

Please visit our Benefits page for more information. As an employee of MIT, you can also take advantage of other voluntary benefits, discounts and perks.

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: 40773