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Job Title: 
Entry-level: Secure Software, Hardware, Embedded Systems Engineers (25304)
Job Type: 
Full Time
Lexington, MA
Qualifications/Job Description: 

We live in a time in which you have a choice – a choice where to work, where to apply your talents and ideas, where to grow and look for self-fulfillment.

We, the members of the Secure, Resilient Systems and Technology Group, have made our choice. We are here. We are software, hardware and electrical engineers, cryptographers, computer scientists, system analysts and security architects who share a common passion for helping solve some of the hardest technical problems relevant to National security. We pursue innovative, high-impact, practical research in small, focused teams. We succeed by participating in all R&D phases, including problem analysis and innovative solution design, system architecture, rapid prototyping and field-testing, and ultimately transfer of our technology to DoD and Intelligence Community users, sponsors, and Industry. Being part of MIT, we also collaborate closely with academia and publish our research in top-tier venues. We are having fun.

If you would like to work on things that truly matter at a place that combines MIT’s culture of academic excellence, abundance of resources, and superior work-life balance, apply here to learn more. You may discover this is exactly the place you are looking for.

We have multiple openings and are looking for software, hardware, and embedded systems engineers; security system researchers; and applied cryptographers.

You will help us create advanced technologies for ensuring security and resiliency of next-generation mission-critical systems relevant to National Security. Examples of such systems include both cyber-physical systems (e.g., drones, satellites, and industrial control systems) and pure cyber systems (e.g., cloud computing and privacy-preserving information sharing). You will assist in the study, development, and prototyping of new technologies in secure computing, storage, and communication areas, and ultimately the transfer of such technologies to DoD and Intelligence Community users and to industry. Your initial project assignment will take into account the preferences and interests you express during the interview.


Bachelor's degree in Computer Security, System Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related fields;

Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following:
design/development in C/C++, Java, Python, and/or Rust; familiarity with the software development lifecycle, including design, documentation, and testing.
analysis, modeling, design, development, testing, and verification of embedded systems (C, VHDL, Assembly, etc.).
analysis, architecture, design, implementation, and measurement of secure sub-systems and systems.
academic or professional research experience and/or publications in the areas of computer security, resiliency, and/or cryptography
awareness of cryptography models and techniques
awareness of government and industry computer security / cryptography standards

The passion to convert vision into reality, excellent work ethic, and effective communication skills are essential.

Desired Knowledge includes one or more of the following:

System engineering. Computer and software security. Familiarity with or interest in secure programming. Multi-core/multi-thread computing.
Operating system internals, OS-level middleware, distributed systems, and network protocols. Data-structures, state-machines, and algorithms.
Applied cryptography, security protocols, side-channel-resistance techniques, and tamper detection technologies.
Cloud computing technologies, virtualization, Web services, advanced database technologies, and automation techniques.
Embedded processor design cycle. FPGAs and/or ASIC design and verification.
Communication protocols at chip, board, and system levels. Co-design and integration of software and hardware, IP cores, sensors, system-on-chip design and verification.

If you would like to work on problems that truly matter at a place that combines MIT’s culture of academic excellence, abundance of resources, and superior work-life balance, we invite you to apply. You may discover this is exactly the place you are looking for!

Requisition ID: 25304

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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.

Company Name: 
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
How To Apply: 
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Contact Name: 
Colleen Walters
Start Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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Educational Requirement: 
Bachelor’s Degree