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Senior Systems Administrator

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Software Engineering, IT
Lexington, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2024

The Advanced Electro-Optical Systems Group specializes in the rapid design and prototyping of innovative electro-optic systems that address challenges facing the Department of Defense, NASA, and other U.S. government entities. The group maintains broad expertise in satellite systems, electro-optical and infrared sensors, charge-coupled devices, electronics, image processing, and low–size/weight/power optical communications systems. The vertically-integrated group leverages this core expertise to architect, design, prototype, and deploy hardware and software systems in support of mission needs. Emphasis is on working closely with end users to develop enabling concepts, then building and fielding integrated systems on responsive timelines. The group seeks self-motivated engineers and scientists with multidisciplinary skill sets and a passion for prototyping systems that address critical national needs.

Job Description

The Advanced Electro-Optic Systems Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory seeks a senior IT professional to join a small team supporting the growing information technology needs of a roughly 50-person group. The role calls for a self-starting mission-focused person who works well with others to support a broad range of IT needs. The successful candidate will take a lead role working with developers and researchers to adopt modern IT tools and processes such as GitLab CI/CD pipelines into the development workflow, and will also participate with the IT team in administering the group's large number of virtual and physical compute and storage systems in accordance with Lincoln Laboratory and government standards.

Ideal candidate provides technical leadership and is able to advise, consult, and provide organizational assistance as needed. Also be able to handle unique challenges, determine solutions, and drive to completion.

The hardware focus of the group necessitates a strong on-site presence for the role.

Required Skills

  • BS in technical field plus 10 years of experience or a master's degree with a minimum of 6 years of experience, or equivalent. In lieu of a BS, total years of related experience will be considered
  • Expertise in Linux systems administration, specifically RedHat and Ubuntu
  • Expertise in virtualization and containerization, e.g. VmWare, Docker, Kubernetes, Podman
  • Working knowledge of DevOps tools and pipelines
  • Experience with standing up and maintaining databases / data stores such as MySQL, InfluxDB, Elasticsearch

Desired Skills

  • Windows / MacOS systems administration
  • Computer networking
  • Service monitoring, e.g. through Grafana
  • Configuration-as-Code tools such as Ansible
  • Git systems administration: GitLab or GitHub
  • Prior experience with IT system security compliance, e.g. NIST, PCI, HIPPA
  • Amazon Web Services

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: 41173