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Systems Administrator

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Software Engineering, IT
Lexington, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, December 22, 2023

Position Description

The Systems and Analysis Group provides technical analyses to senior USAF leadership on a broad range of issues. The group seeks a Systems Administrator to become part of a team who builds and maintains IT computing and network infrastructure in a classified environment and that provides end user support as needed. The candidate must possess a solid understanding of Windows, network fundamentals, Linux, and the experience or desire to work in a research and development environment. The candidate must be team-oriented, have strong communication skills, and have the ability to work independently to develop novel IT solutions to enhance productivity and reliability of computing resources. The candidate must also be comfortable dealing with technical end users and with classified information in a closed area. This position is full time onsite, 40 hours per week, and may require some travel to field offices within the U.S.

Roles and responsibilities

  • Support installation, maintenance, repair, and upgrade of computer and network equipment
  • Support Windows and Linux based platforms, applications and users
  • Review and test new hardware and software applications and make recommendations for purchases
  • Help design and implement configuration management and monitor systems and networks
  • Assist in configuration of network devices such as routers and switches
  • Provide technical support for staff and back-end system users
  • Manage user access through Microsoft Active Directory group policy
  • Collaborate with other personnel throughout the organization to enhance technology and support practices


  • BS and 5+ years of experience in Windows Systems Administration or equivalent
  • Excellent knowledge of Windows operating system: configuration, installation, monitoring, and troubleshooting
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows Server and Active Directory
  • Experience working in a classified computing environment
  • Experience installing, configuring and operating network services such as DNS, DHCP, NIS, NFS, SSH, SAMBA, AD
  • Technical experience securing networks and systems utilizing DISA STIGs
  • Conduct network, system, and application vulnerability scanning, configuration assessment, and remediation
  • Familiarity with Linux operating system
  • Understanding of RMF policies and DoD Directive 8570
  • Possess a DoD 8570.01-M IAM I baseline certification or be able to obtain one within 6 months of hire
  • Excellent customer service skills and communication skills


At MIT Lincoln Laboratory, our exceptional career opportunities include many outstanding benefits to help you stay healthy, feel supported, and enjoy a fulfilling work-life balance. Benefits offered to employees include:

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans
  • MIT-funded pension
  • Matching 401K
  • Paid leave (including vacation, sick, parental, military, etc.)
  • Tuition reimbursement and continuing education programs
  • Mentorship programs
  • A range of work-life balance options
  • ... and much more!

Please visit our Benefits page for more information. As an employee of MIT, you can also take advantage of other voluntary benefits, discounts and perks.

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.

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: 40816