IT Systems Engineer

Date: Mar 11, 2023

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Position Description


The Linux Systems Engineer will demonstrate a strong understanding of Linux operating systems including both workstation and server varieties while supporting the Laboratory’s enterprise classified computing infrastructure. The ideal candidate will have a solid background with Linux to include the underlying systems and services that support them.  These systems and services would include but are not limited to file sharing, Satellite, Ansible Automation Platform, disk encryption and patching.  This candidate will also possess some background with DevSecOps concepts (artifact repository, container registries, scanning and platforms, etc.) and tools (Sonatype Nexus, JFrog Artifactory, Prisma Twistlock, RHEL OpenShift, etc.)


As part of this role the individual will need to demonstrate proficiency, applying STIGs (full and benchmark), understand how to use DISA’s SCC Tool and STIG Viewer and how to evaluate systems for STIG compliance.


This position is 100% dedicated to supporting classified environments.




  • Bachelor’s of Computer Science or relevant technical field of study
  • Experience supporting RHEL 7/8 workstation and server
  • Experience utilizing Satellite to support Linux systems
  • Ability to work independently toward delivery of goals as well as collaborate in team efforts
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent presentation, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong overall network skills (e.g. routing, switching and TCP/IP protocol)
  • Demonstrate the ability to learn new technologies and disciplines quickly
  • At least a secret level security clearance and the ability to obtain a top secret within 6 months employment
  • Security+ certification or the ability to obtain within 6 months of employment




  • Top secret clearance
  • Experience utilizing Ansible Automation Platform to support Linux systems
  • Experience supporting DevSecOps environments
  • Experience supporting software deployment on Linux
  • Experience supporting NetApp storage systems


This position requires and individual with excellent communication (both oral and writing) and organizational skills. The individual must be able to work in a fast-paced environment at times with minimal supervision and execute operations, project and administrative tasks with a high degree of quality, while following existing processes and establishing new operational procedures and best practices where necessary. Additionally, the position requires the ability to work with members of other teams and staff to accomplish department and organizational goals.


Ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance.


Occasional off-hour/on-call support is necessary. A certain degree of flexibility of schedule is required as some work (planned/unplanned) must be done outside of major production hours during pre-scheduled maintenance windows.


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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 reason.

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: 39567 #CJ

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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