Assistant Business Manager

Date: Apr 5, 2024

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

The Tactical Network Group strives to develop advanced network and communications systems, particularly mobile and airborne networks. We conduct emulation, modeling, and simulation to develop new communication systems, for instance, a mobile network that can support communication even in a GPS-denied environment. Then we develop prototypes and perform flight tests to ensure proper performance in a tactical environment.

Job Description:

The Tactical Networks Group is seeking an Assistant Group Business Manager to join the group office operations team. This individual will work closely with the Group Business Manager to ensure the accuracy of frequently changing inputs for forecasting tools that will drive the group’s financial needs and execution. The successful candidate will be a highly engaged, proactive, and curious self-starter, able to work cooperatively with group administrative assistants, group and division business managers, group leaders, finance managers, contracts managers, sponsor (customer) POCs, and others.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Tracking, analyzing, and reporting financial metrics for program performance utilizing Earned Value Management techniques.
  • Creating budgets, managing program spend plans, and preparing reports.
  • Facilitating the procurement of equipment, supplies, services, etc.
  • Approving miscellaneous purchases, expense reports, invoices, work orders, etc.
  • Employee and subcontractor timesheet management and cost allocation.
  • Program and commitment closeouts.
  • Various other financial, business operations, and administrative tasks, as needed.


  • BS in finance, business, economics, or other related field.
  • 1-3 years of experience in finance, business operations, audit, management, or similar.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Organizational skills and ability to multitask.
  • Demonstrated proactive approach to problem solving.

Desired skills and experience:

  • Direct government (civilian or military) or contractor experience
  • SAP
  • Analysis for Excel
  • SuccessFactors
  • FieldGlass

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: 40924 

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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