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Cyber Operations Researcher

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Lexington, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Come join us in the Cyber Operations & Analysis Technology Group and help defend the nation in cyberspace! We analyze cyber capabilities and missions, develop advanced technology, and prototype software that cyber operators use to protect our nation’s most critical systems. Our researchers and engineers pioneer next-generation security architectures, enable effective decision making by cyber operators, and integrate cyber operations with other critical missions to create a holistic approach to national defense.

Projects are carried out by small, focused, cooperative teams that succeed together by participating in all phases of technical solution development, including systems analysis, innovative solution design, system architecture, solution prototyping and field-testing, and final technology transfer to Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) sponsors or industry. The group comprises computer scientists, mathematicians, machine learning researchers and practitioners, system analysts, software developers and security architects who firmly believe we can improve the security of the nation.

Position Description

As a member of the Cyber Operations and Analysis Technology group, you will be working with world class researchers and scientists in helping the Nation improve its operations and operational capabilities within the cyber domain. As an individual contributor in a team, you will be responsible for designing, developing, and/or evaluating novel technical solutions in support of mission needs. You will assist in studying emerging mission needs, and apply complex and creative solutions in support of cyberspace operations and large systems of systems integration. You will have many opportunities to research and publish your work as well as deliver technology to some of the most critical national needs.


  • A Master’s degree, or a Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years of experience in Computer Science, Computer Security, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Data Science, Mathematics, or related field
  • An ideal candidate will have proven track record of working independently to solve problems through research and application of technology
  • Experience in modern programming languages including Python and Java
  • Experience in modern software engineering practices such as agile and DevSecOps
  • Understanding of cyber security concepts
  • Active Top Secret clearance or ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance

Desired Knowledge

  • Experience developing AI/ML technologies
  • Understanding of container technologies and usage of modern software architectures
  • Familiarity with Zero Trust security principles and design
  • Understanding of cloud services and platforms
  • UI development experience
  • Academic or professional research experience and/or publication in the areas of computer security or defensive cyberspace operations

For Benefits Information, click http://hrweb.mit.edu/benefits

Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reason.

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.

Requisition ID: 38645