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Sr Cyber System Platform Engineer

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Software Engineering
Lexington, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

The Cyber System Assessments Group performs software and hardware reverse engineering, vulnerability research and discovery, and system exploitation. We develop and prototype cutting-edge capabilities for our operational partners in the U.S. government. We look for, find, and demonstrate cyber vulnerabilities so that vulnerabilities in U.S. systems can be corrected, and so that vulnerabilities in other systems are better understood. Top U.S. Government leadership relies on us for our expert guidance, and our technical role with our U.S. Government sponsors is considered essential to the success of their missions.

Job Description

As a Cyber System Platform Engineer, you'll be architecting the software and hardware solutions leveraged by both MIT Lincoln Laboratory Cyber Researchers and our U.S government sponsors. A growing need in the group is the integration of the latest DevSecOps technology to meet the unique needs of our sponsors in an efficient and secure way. You will help advise and drive those decisions as well as experiment with the latest technology in the platform engineering space. You will communicate your work to domain and non-domain experts through your writing, presentations, and training sessions.


MS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Security and 3+ years of directly related experience OR BS and 8+ years of directly related experience.


  1. Strong DevSecOps and Cloud Native ecosystem skillset
  2. Version Control Systems (Git, GitLab)
  3. Programming Languages (C/C++, Go, Python)
  4. Microservice architectures (12-factor app development)
  5. Infrastructure/Container Provisioning/Orchestration Systems (Ansible, Kubernetes, Docker/containerd/podman)
  6. Kubernetes Distributions (k3s, RKE2, Talos, TKG)
  7. IaC and Control Plane Management (Crossplane, Cluster API, Terraform, Pulumi)
  8. Continuous Integration (GitLab CI, Tekton, Argo Workflows)
  9. Secure Software Supply Chain Concepts (sigstore, trivy)
  10. GitOps (Flux CD, Argo CD)
  11. Service Mesh (Istio, LinkerD)
  12. Ingress / API Gateways (Traefik, Istio IngressGateway, Kong)

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 Top 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: 41231