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POST DATE 9/15/2016
END DATE 11/15/2016

MIT Lincoln Laboratory Lexington, MA

Company
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
9741
AJE Ref #
576190141
Location
Lexington, MA
Job Type
Regular

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The Applied Space Systems Group develops environmental monitoring sensor systems for detecting and tracking natural and

man-made phenomena. As such, this group's activities include the extraction of target and feature information from airborne

and space-borne hyperspectral imagery; system support of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

environmental satellites in performance analysis and improvement of existing sensors and products; architecture definition

and sensor development support for the next-generation NOAA and other Government satellite systems; and chemical and agent

detection sensor and system development. Work includes system and architecture analysis, sensor hardware development, signal

processing, data analysis, and algorithm development.

The Applied Space Systems Group develops environmental monitoring electro-optical (EO) infrared (IR) and radiofrequency (RF) sensor systems for detecting and tracking natural and man-made phenomena. The Group's activities include the extraction of target and feature information from ground-level, airborne and space-borne imagery; system support of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) environmental satellites in performance analysis and improvement of existing sensors and products; architecture definition and sensor development support for the next-generation NOAA and NASA satellite systems, and environmental monitoring and chemical detection sensor and systems development. Work includes EO/IR and RF sensor design, system and architecture analysis, signal processing, data analysis, and algorithm development and refinement.



The successful candidate will support efforts to develop and integrate the next generation of civilian operational EO/IR sensing instrumentation and systems for weather applications, including high level trades on space system architectures. Experience in radiometry, instrument design, integration, and analysis of EO/IR systems is required. Candidate should have a strong physical understanding of atmospheric physics and detection processes. Understanding of space system architectures and algorithms for processing atmospheric imagery are preferred. Experience in microwave systems is also beneficial. Experience with Microsoft Office products and Matlab or IDL is necessary. Experience with C, C++, DOORS, and STK would also be beneficial. Candidate should have excellent written and oral communications and interpersonal skills. The ability to work in a team composed of both technical and non-technical members is critical.

Requirements:
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Astrophysics, Astronomy, or related areas is preferred. In lieu of a Ph.D., an MS with a minimum of 5 years of directly related experience will be considered.


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.