31: Systems Analyst - Technical Staff

Date: May 29, 2023

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

MIT Lincoln Laboratory, located in Lexington, Massachusetts, is a United States Federally-Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) chartered to apply advanced technology to problems of national security. The Laboratory provides technical expertise and system prototyping to the U.S. Government in domains ranging from cybersecurity to novel radar design to advanced microelectronics and more. http://www.ll.mit.edu.



The Systems and Architectures Group provides technical analysis to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to inform senior leaders and guide technology development in defense of the nation, allies, and deployed forces with an emphasis on air, missile, and maritime defense.  This systems analysis often includes exploring novel and challenging defense problems, assessing current and future U.S. capabilities through modeling and simulation, and identifying opportunities for next-generation technologies.  A key focus of the Group is putting technical analysis into its appropriate context and explaining the relevant details at a level appropriate to the goals and backgrounds of a diverse set of audiences.  Through these presentations, the Group has had an out-sized impact on prototyping programs and government investment strategies, and has delivered high-level reports and briefings to Congressional committees and senior DoD leaders.  We also collaborate closely with other Groups across the Laboratory as well as with other laboratories both inside and outside the government. 



The Group is seeking a Systems Analyst (Technical Staff) to contribute to multidisciplinary teams carrying out high-visibility studies and to routinely convey research in a clear, concise manner to a wide spectrum of audiences.  The candidate hired will gain experience analyzing all aspects of defensive systems, including sensors (e.g., radar, infrared, etc.), platforms (e.g., undersea, airborne, space-based, etc.), and algorithms (e.g., for detection, tracking, identification, etc.), as well as learn to assess the impact of adversary systems and actions on U.S. defenses.  We are looking for candidates with a demonstrated ability in a technical research area, and we will provide training in the above defense concepts and systems.  After gaining experience, the hired candidate will begin to lead major analyses and brief senior leaders.



Required qualifications:


  •     Ability to learn new technical areas quickly and apply that knowledge effectively to solve challenging mission problems
  •     Ability to present technical concepts clearly to a wide spectrum of audiences
  •     Proficiency with programing languages for computer modeling (e.g. Matlab, Python, C)
  •     Doctorate in Physics, Engineering, Applied Math, Astronomy, or related field.  In lieu of a Doctorate, a Master’s degree with at least 5 years of technical experience will be considered.



Experience in one or more of the following areas is desirable:


  •     Missile defense, electronic warfare, or undersea systems
  •     Sensors or signal processing for radio frequency, optical, or infrared systems
  •     Directed energy or hypersonic technologies



For Benefits Information, click http://hrweb.mit.edu/benefits

The 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.

To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees.  Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons.

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: 39843  #CJ

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