MIT Lincoln Laboratory
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Headquarters Lexington, MA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1951
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Aerospace & Defense

MIT Lincoln Laboratory, headquartered in Lexington, MA, is a U.S. Department of Defense research and development center chartered to apply advanced technology to problems of national security. We undertake projects in fields as diverse as cyber security, information sciences, communication systems, air and missile defense, space surveillance technology, tactical systems... More

Mission: Research and development of technology solutions in support of national defense is the primary mission of MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Development of sensors, communications...More

MIT Lincoln Laboratory – Why Work For Us?

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Rich Technical Challenges

The real-world challenges of U.S. security and protection provide a continuously evolving array of satisfying, cutting-edge research and development opportunities. Agile thinkers will enjoy the freedom to develop novel ideas and then build and test them in sophisticated real-world simulations. There is stability and funding for long-term research goals as well. Many projects are multidisciplinary and collaborative, allowing staff - who are all experts in their own fields - to learn from and inspire each other. There is also support for building collaborative relationships beyond the Lab. Because of our close relationship with MIT, there are opportunities to consult with MIT faculty and the Lab encourages and supports publication and presentation of results and participation in professional society activities.  

Support to Excel Professionally and Personally

Lincoln Laboratory provides a variety of benefits and amenities to support professional development and work/life balance, from generous tuition assistance and in-house courses on technical subjects and business management, to an on-site fitness facility, numerous sports leagues and clubs, and access to discounts on movies and museums. Some of our more unique opportunities include the Lincoln Scholars Program, which allows employees to apply for full-time pursuit of Master’s or Doctoral degrees; and eligibility for the Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program, which pardons remaining student loan balances after 10 years of full-time Lab service and loan payments.

Inclusive and Welcoming Environment

To assist new employees in transitioning into the Laboratory and local area, the Lincoln Laboratory New Employee Network offers opportunities for social and professional networking. Active employee resource groups provide an additional forum for employees to connect with colleagues of similar backgrounds and experiences.

Community Engagement

For those who value giving back, opportunities also abound. Educational outreach efforts include the Lab’s “Science on Saturday” program for kids – fun, free science demonstrations offered at the Lab several times each school year – and “CyberPatriot,” a national student competition to defend a simulated corporate network from external attacks. Community-based outreach ranges from “Support our Troops” initiatives to our holiday giving tree.

Please visit our website at to learn more about our opportunities and mission areas and go to to read about the talented employees who are MIT Lincoln Laboratory.




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Pros: Benefits are amazing and work is always changing and exciting. There are numerous opportunities to grow education and knowledge. The culture is laid back and friendly. Full Review

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Interview Details – The first interview was with a recruiter on campus during the college career fair. After talking to me for about 10 minutes and quickly looking through my resume, an interview was scheduled for the next day. During that interview I was mostly asked to explain my research and how it might be…Full Interview

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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Awards & Accolades

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Four R&D 100 Awards (Lincoln Open Cryptographic Key Management Architecture (Software), Route Availability Planning Tool, Wavelength Beam-Combining Fiber-Coupled Diode Laser, & Wide Field-of-View Curved Focal Plane Array (WFC)), R&D Magazine, 2012
IEEE Milestones in Electrical Engineering & Computing, IEEE, 2012
Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence - Research & Development Category, U.S. Small Business Administration, 2013
Two R&D 100 Awards (Photoacoustic Sensing of Explosives & Structured Knowledge Space (Software)), R&D Magazine, 2013
IEEE Employer Professional Development Award, IEEE Educational Activities Board, 2010
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