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Communications Systems Engineer- Advanced Satcom Systems

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Marketing & Communications, Software Engineering
Lexington, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2024

The Advanced SATCOM Systems and Operations Group is developing technologies for the most advanced communication satellites and SATCOM systems in the world. The Group is involved in a synergistic combination of research, prototyping, and experimentation efforts focused on the goals of enhancing the capacity, robustness, and the flexibility of future generations of communications satellites and SATCOM systems.

Selected candidates will actively participate in the design, analysis, implementation, and demonstration of novel communications waveforms, signal processing algorithms, resource allocation schemes, SATCOM system architectures, antennas and arrays, media access protocols, and networking protocols. The individual will typically work in multi-disciplinary teams in which team members possess expertise in communications theory, networking, information assurance, systems engineering, antennas and arrays, digital hardware, and software defined radio.


Experience and/or coursework includes wireless communications, digital signal processing, probability and statistics, linear algebra, electromagnetics. Familiarity with MATLAB, Python, C/C++ or equivalent analysis/modeling and simulation tools is required.

Education Requirements:

Required: Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field with a strong background in wireless communications and signal processing. Preferred: Bachelors Degree with 2+ years of directly relevant experience.

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: 40931 #CJ