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Systems Administrator

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Software Engineering, IT
Lexington, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024

The Advanced Concepts & Technologies Group is looking for candidates who are excited to work on challenging problems and join our team. The group develops technology to protect our deployed sailors, soldiers, and assets against advanced missile threats. Our team focuses on creating new capabilities through rapid prototyping of software and hardware. Due to the wide-ranging nature of research, this dynamic group is comprised of a diverse team. The group values inclusiveness, fosters mentoring at all levels, and promotes critical and innovative thinking to address the needs of the nation. The candidate will be part of a highly collaborative team that thrives in solving complex challenges, fosters innovation, supports career growth, and is dedicated to making a positive impact in our nation.

Job Description

Group 39 System Administrator

For this position, Group 39 is seeking candidates to join our IT team as a System Administrator: installing, configuring, and updating our IT infrastructure across unclassified and classified environments, establishing and managing user accounts, conducting backup and recovery tasks, implementing technical security controls and maintenance across secure networks and cross domain solutions, and providing day-to-day IT hardware/software support for 70+ users.


  • Complete operating system installations and troubleshooting for Windows and Linux based operating systems
  • Perform system and network log catching, developing new extraction techniques and presentation for analysis
  • Design group policies and access control lists to ensure compatibility with organizational standards, business rules, and needs
  • Configure and maintain network infrastructure within the LAN between Windows and Linux devices as well as connections to remote locations
  • Assist staff members in day-to-day issues: troubleshooting hardware, software and network problems both on and off-site
  • Identify vulnerabilities across all IT assets and apply patching and other fixes for remediation in a timely manner
  • Assist in developing our growing IT infrastructure. Work on existing projects and help develop new projects aimed at improving the group's IT effectiveness and efficiency


  • Bachelor’s degree in accredited Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Networking, IT, Cybersecurity degree program or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of three years of experience supporting Windows and Linux systems including configuration management, software installation/configuration, and network configuration
  • Experience with security information and event management (SIEM) tools: Splunk, VMware Aria, etc.
  • Experience in maintaining directory services. (e.g., Microsoft Active Directory, LDAP, etc.)
  • Experience in configuring and utilizing software-based computer protection tools (e.g., firewalls, antivirus software, and endpoint protection)
  • Knowledge of network protocols such as TCP/IP, Dynamic Host Configuration, Domain Name System (DNS), and directory services
  • Experience with virtualization technologies and virtual machine development and maintenance
  • Experience with DoD IT security frameworks, procedures, and tools: RMF, SCAP, Ivanti, Trellix, Nessus
  • Experience identifying cyber threats/vulnerabilities and performing vulnerability remediation
  • Ability to obtain and maintain certification for DoD Approved 8570 Baseline Certification at IAT Level II

Security Requirements

  • Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret level DoD security clearance with a willingness to obtain SCI

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: 41039