Systems Integration Engineer

Massachusetts, United States
17 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Haystack Observatory, to support the development, design, testing, and integration of radio science instrumentation.

Will support several projects at Haystack, splitting time between efforts based on project timelines and requirements. Instrumentation includes antenna systems, RF circuits, custom RF and digital circuit boards, software radios, mechanical and physical integration for different environments, and integration and testing of hardware and software. Work will include concept prototyping; system and component design and development, circuit layout, and PCB implementation; and hardware and software integration and laboratory and field evaluation of system performance.

Haystack Observatory is a laboratory within MIT whose mission is to carry out cutting edge research in the field of radio science.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a B.S. in electrical engineering, physics, astronomy, or related field; at least five years’ hands-on implementation and debugging experience with complex RF systems; demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment; strong communication skills; self-motivation necessary to clearly plan, execute, and document work; solid understanding of electromagnetism and circuits; knowledge of test and measurement equipment and laboratory experience in the testing and debugging of complex electronic and RF systems; and proficiency with Linux- and Windows-based computers.

Some experience using RF circuit design tools (e.g., Genesys and ADS), schematic and circuit board capture tools (e.g., Altium designer), and mechanical engineering software (e.g., SolidWorks) would be beneficial.  Knowledge of programming in MATLAB and Python in a Linux environment would be useful. 

Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance. An existing clearance is highly preferred.  

Some local, national, and international travel is required to support deployment and application of systems at field sites and remote locations. 

Haystack is located in Westford, MA. 

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.