Optical Engineer (Multiple Positions) | Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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Position Location: 
Lexington, Massachusetts
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About Lincoln Laboratory
As a Federally Funded Research and Development Department Center (FFRDC), MIT Lincoln Laboratory conducts groundbreaking research and development to solve problems critical to national security. Our R&D efforts span key mission areas including: space control; air and missile defense; communication systems; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems; electro-optical technologies; biotechnology; tactical systems; and homeland protection.

For agile thinkers excited by the freedom to develop and execute novel ideas and test them in sophisticated real-world environments, Lincoln Laboratory offers abundant opportunities and resources. Learn more at www.ll.mit.edu.
Group 78 – Optical Engineering
As an engineer in the Optical Engineering Group, you will apply all aspects of the optical engineering discipline to the development of prototype satellite, airborne, and terrestrial optical systems. Our expertise and capabilities span the entire optical system development life-cycle, from concept development through detailed design, analysis, assembly, alignment, and comprehensive testing.
You will have the opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge technology including: satellite-based imaging systems, space-based and ground-based laser communications systems, and airborne laser imaging and spectroscopic systems on both manned and unmanned aircraft. In 2014, Lincoln Laboratory was awarded six R&D 100 awards for our work in some of these areas!

Career Opportunities
Multiple Optical Engineering Positions:
MIT LL is hiring motivated optical engineers at all experience levels, from early career to experienced senior/principle engineers.
Education: BS, MS or PhD in Optical Engineering/Optical Sciences
As an early career candidate, you should have a broad-based optical engineering education, with course work in geometrical and physical optics. A working knowledge of Zemax is preferred. Familiarity with optical component fabrication, system alignment and testing is desired. You should demonstrate experience working in multi-disciplinary teams, excellent communication skills, and the ability to produce and present professional written and oral reports.
As an experienced candidate, you should have either a PhD with concentration in Optics or equivalent industry/research experience. You must have experience in optical design, performance evaluation and budgeting, optical component fabrication and test, and optical system alignment and test. You should have basic opto-mechanical knowledge to aid in optical system development, as well.
Entry Level BS graduates should have a GPA > 3.25. Due to the unique nature of our work, Lincoln Laboratory requires U.S. Citizenship for all employees.


MIT Lincoln Laboratory will be conducting on-campus interviews on Oct. 22. Please send your résumé to Brian Primeau at brian.primeau@ll.mit.edu for consideration.