Grp 109 - Linux Systems Administrator IC4

Date: Jun 25, 2024

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory


The Systems and Analysis Group provides technical analyses to senior USAF leadership on a broad range of issues, including survivability of advanced USAF aircraft versus modern air defenses; the impact of current and future electronic attack and electronic protection techniques; the effectiveness of advanced weapon systems; the capabilities and limitations of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems; and the vulnerability of precision-guided munitions to threat counters. Many of these system analyses rely on a large body of modeling and simulation tools for RF, infrared, GPS, and directed-energy systems, which are validated via participation in an active program of laboratory measurements and flight testing in conjunction with Group 108, Tactical Defense Systems. In other cases, new models, supported by measurements and tests when feasible, are developed to evaluate new USAF capabilities. Where a rapid capability is sought, the group may lead multigroup coalitions in the execution of these efforts.


Position Description


The Senior Systems Administrator will support a wide variety of information technology (IT) tasks across a diverse set of network and computer resources specializing in Enterprise Linux. The system administrator will often function independently and be responsible for contributing to the IT team’s efforts in maintaining and improving the group’s computer resources and meeting government IT security requirements.


Preferred Skills


  • Advanced Linux experience with RHEL
  • Novel approach to workstation and server configuration and standardization
  • Advanced understanding of Windows and network fundamentals
  • Experience installing, configuring and managing network services such as DNS, DHCP, NIS, NFS, SSH, SAMBA, AD
  • Advanced Experience with the following:
    • Satellite
    • ACAS
    • Splunk
    • McAfee/Trellix ePO Server
    • Atlassian Confluence, JIRA
    • Github Enterprise Administration
    • NetApp
    • Shell scripting
    • Ansible
  • Experience installing and configuring routers and switches
  • Strong understanding for DoD RMF and STIG process
  • Experience with research high performance and real-time computing environments
  • Manage networks, file shares, virtual infrastructures and SAN/NAS environments




  • Must be capable of working independently with minimal supervision while providing unique solutions for complex problems
  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills, providing milestone updates to the team
  • Excellent customer service skills, communication skills, comprehensive and troubleshooting skills are required
  • Comfortable dealing with technical end users and providing general user support
  • Procure needed computer systems, network hardware, software, etc.
  • Install and maintain all commercial software
  • Perform backups for group computer systems
  • Remediate vulnerabilities by applying patches and configuration management to maintain compliance with policies and procedures
  • Coordinate with Information System Security Officer (ISSO) for all group Systems Security Plans
  • Document IT procedures
  • Represent the group as a team member for inter-organizational interactions such as infrastructure and security working groups




  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer and Information Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or related field plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience or equivalent will be considered, or a Master’s degree and a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience or equivalent will be considered
  • Applicant must have the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. Preference will be given to candidates with an existing Secret clearance
  • Applicant must have or obtain 8570 level 2 or higher compliance within 6 months





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: 40830 

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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