Systems Administrator

Internal Group Description:

The ISR Systems and Architectures Group performs analysis and experimentation to develop concepts for filling critical gaps in U.S. Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities.  This work includes evaluating mission needs by considering future operational scenarios, and developing options for addressing these needs through advanced technologies and novel system concepts. Studies within the group cover a broad range of technical areas, including advanced sensor systems, new platforms, communications, navigation solutions, and data exploitation approaches. The analyses performed by the group can lead to experimental test campaigns to collect data to verify modeling results and have also generated opportunities for hardware and software prototyping at Lincoln Laboratory.  The analysis topics and questions are typically posed by senior leaders in the Department of Defense, and the work of the group is briefed out widely to help inform critical decisions and impact future acquisitions.


A Level III Systems Administrator is needed to expand and maintain heterogeneous networks of Windows, Linux, Mac, VMware, NetApp and Cisco platforms while providing direct desktop support to approximately 30 users. The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate highly effective skills and background in Windows, Linux and IT Security.



• Provide technical support and security guidance to all staff members

• Perform Information System Security Officer (ISSO) duties for all group Systems Security Plans

• Remediate vulnerabilities and maintain compliance with Lab security policies

• Install, configure and manage Windows, Mac and Linux desktops and servers

• Manage file shares, virtual infrastructures and SAN/NAS environments

• Manage the web applications, wikis and code repositories

• Procure desktops, servers, hardware and software as needed

• Perform and ensure backups for desktops, servers and file shares

• Perform office moves of computer equipment

• Maintain printers and consumables supply

• Perform inventory tracking of physical equipment

• Document IT procedures



• Must have experience with DoD IT security requirements and procedures

• Ability to demonstrate highly effective knowledge of Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Active Directory, WSUS, MDT, DOS/PowerShell scripting

• Experience with Linux CentOS 6/7, Spacewalk, Kickstart, Puppet and shell scripting

• Experience with Mac OS X in a JAMF Casper environment desired

• Experience designing and implementing ESXi-based solutions

• Experience with MediaWiki, Redmine, SVN and Raspberry Pis desired

• Experience with VMware VSphere, NetApp NAS/SAN and Cisco networking desired

• Comp Tia A+, Security+, CISSP is desired; VMware, Cisco, Red Hat is a plus



• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field or 6 to 8 year's of relevant experience

• Applicant must have the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

• Applicant must have highly effective verbal and written communication skills, proven experience working in a team environment, and the ability to complete assignments independently with minimal supervision

Internal EEO Statement. 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.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Full time