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Systems Administrator - IC2

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Lexington, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Position Description

The Engineering Division is seeking an energetic Systems Administrator to support research and enable novel prototype development as part of our IT team. Work with multi-disciplinary teams to implement innovative solutions to support prototyping for challenging national security problems. The ideal candidate has strong experience with Windows server and desktop configurations and be able to build, test, provision, tune, secure, troubleshoot and manage vulnerabilities. Experience with Linux and Mac OS’s is also important and the ability to serve as a front-line interface to users with technical issues.


Work independently and with research staff, systems administrators and enterprise IT members throughout the organization managing the functionality and usability of systems running on one or more operating systems. Maintain the integrity and security of servers and systems; providing and monitoring back-up recovery processes. Serve as a front-line interface to users with technical issues.

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated strong knowledge and experience with Windows System Administration

  • Ability to troubleshoot technical issues in servers, networking and storage

  • Knowledge of network connectivity and LAN, WAN protocols and principles

  • Experience with VMWare / VDI virtualization

  • Implement administration and service accounts, maintain system documentation, tune system performance, install and maintain system-wide software and allocate mass storage space

  • License server setup, configuration, management and monitoring

  • Evaluate and make recommendations for hardware and software purchases

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge / experience with ACAS, Security Center, WSUS, HBSS / ePO, BigFix, Splunk and other cybersecurity tools

  • Experience with Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) / Two Factor Authentication (2FA)

  • Knowledge of Linux and automation tools such as Ansible, Puppet, CFEngine, CHEF

  • Writing scripts and/or using configuration management tools to automate repetitive tasks and manage complex deployments

  • Experience with cross domain systems (CDS) administration

  • Knowledge of network protocols including TCP/IP, UDP/IP, unicast/multicast, network jitter, and TCP optimization

  • Understanding of macOS operating systems

  • Engineering application management such as Solidworks, Ansys and other engineering software

  • Interacts with third-party technology vendors and internal database staff


  • Must have a BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related technical field or 5 years of related experience

  • A strong technical background to include technical training, IT/IA certifications

  • Ideal Candidate will have or be willing to obtain the following certificates:

    • Security+

    • Linux+

    • Network+

    • Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC)


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: 41195