MIT Lincoln Laboratory Technical Writer/Editor in Lexington, Massachusetts

There are currently more than 20,000 objects in Earth's orbit. Some of these objects are operational satellites performing critical civil, scientific, and military missions. Tracking, monitoring, controlling and defending these satellites is of key national interest. The Information Integration and Decision Support Group develops the mission critical decision support tools needed to perform key functions such as rapid event detection and dynamic scheduling of assets in order to develop courses of action for the Space Warfighter. The decision support tools are driven by integrating information from various sensors, sources, and systems.

The focal point of the group’s activities resides in its data fusion and command and control software. It provides a real-time framework environment to ensure interoperability of several service-oriented-architecture (SOA) systems, to evaluate and operationalize the contributions of new sensors and sources, and to develop and assess the performance of new decision support algorithms using live data. In addition, it provides a simulation capability for Red/Blue exercises and event planning, operations, and training. The group seeks researchers from the physical sciences, including physics and mathematics, as well as from a wide range of applied disciplines (including electrical, computer, software, aeronautical, and astronautical engineering).

Job Description

There are currently more than 20,000 objects in Earth's orbit. Some of these objects are operational satellites performing critical civil, scientific, and military missions. Tracking, monitoring, controlling and defending these satellites is of key national interest. The Information Integration and Decision Support Group develops the mission critical decision support tools needed to perform key functions such as rapid event detection and dynamic scheduling of assets in order to develop courses of action for the Space Operator. The decision support tools are driven by integrating information from various sensors, sources, and systems.

The focal point of the group's activities resides in its Lexington BMC3 Testbed (LC3T) facility. It provides a real-time framework environment to ensure interoperability of several service-oriented-architecture (SOA) systems, to evaluate and operationalize the contributions of new sensors and sources, and to develop and assess the performance of new decision support algorithms using live data.

The Information Integration and Decision Support Group is seeking a technical writer to help with developing, writing, editing and updating of the group's software and program documentation. This position will work with developers and subject-matter experts to write documentation that will be used for installation, operation, and support of our systems internally and by sponsors.

Required:

Candidate must have or be able to obtain a secret level DoD clearance

Candidate must have the ability to write using clear and concise language

Candidate must have strong communication and listening skills

Candidate must be able to work independently or within a team

Candidate must be proficient in the use of Microsoft office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio)

Preferred:

Experience with Linux systems, including bash

Experience using LaTeX or other typesetting applications

Experience with modern scripting languages such as Perl or Python

Candidates with clearances higher than secret

Education:

BS in technical writing, communication, physics or related field plus minimum of 1 year of experience

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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.

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