Business Manager

Date: Mar 28, 2024

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory


The Advanced Capabilities and Systems Group is an agile, innovative, multi-disciplinary team developing novel system and technology concepts that address the nation’s critical security challenges. The Group leverages focused analysis to understand solutions to defense and intelligence problems, and then develops the solutions in a fast cycle of experimentation and prototyping. The Group supports the Army, Air Force, Navy, Special Operations Forces, the Intelligence Community, and other government agencies in a wide variety of prototyping efforts. The Group consists of talented technical staff with expertise in electromagnetics, signal processing, radio frequency systems, antenna design, statistics, optimization, machine learning, autonomous control, software engineering, and embedded systems.


Position Description


The Advanced Capabilities & Systems Group is seeking a business manager to administer to the Group’s financial portfolio and business operations. Responsibilities include cost estimating, budget preparation, monitoring financial performance and funding status, internal/external reporting, and program closeouts, while ensuring compliance with laboratory financial policies and procedures. Additional responsibilities include management of procurements, accounts payable issues, property issues, personnel logistics, timesheet approval, and other administrative and operational needs of the group.

The Group business manager is an integral part of the group’s management team and will be expected to take an active role in personnel management, recruiting, facilities planning, external customer interactions, service provider interactions, procurement activities, and financial reporting. The business manager will maintain a working knowledge of project management best practices and assist Group staff with obtaining operational support to execute complex programs. The business manager will also be responsible for the training and oversight of the Group’s assistant business manager and administrative assistant.




  • BS in Finance or related field. MS/MBA preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a technical environment supporting multiple people and projects is preferred
  • Advanced skills in MS Office, especially Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to create database files and pivot tables
  • Comfort working with various Excel functions (e.g. VLOOKUP, SUMIF, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Excel macros is a plus. Experience with SAP is a plus
  • Demonstrated capability presenting ideas both written and orally within a cross-functional environment
  • Ability to analyze, discuss, and present financial results/reports
  • Ability to work independently, seek out answers to problems, and drive positive change within an organization
  • Program management experience is preferred

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.





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: 40847 

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