Intelligence Specialist

Date: May 28, 2024

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory


Who we are & what we do


The Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Architectures Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory invites you to apply to join our world-class team of systems analysts. Working directly with Department of Defense (DoD) senior leadership, the group provides unbiased analysis on the DoD’s most urgent and challenging problems and recommends solutions that directly impact the course of our national defense strategy. The solutions we develop within the group often lead to advanced technology development, prototyping projects, and experimental testing, both within Lincoln Laboratory and beyond.


The group’s staff are the key to the group’s national impact. They are skilled scientists, engineers, and specialists who have demonstrated deep technical backgrounds and the ability to quickly learn and understand new technologies. Our priority for the group is to deliver impactful analysis that informs DoD technology investments, while fostering the professional and personal growth of our staff. We strive for a collaborative and diverse workplace while enjoying a strong work/life balance.


What you will do


As an Intelligence Specialist member of the ISR Systems and Architectures Group, you will support multiple teams within the group to provide intelligence summaries and deep dives for red/blue systems, scenarios, as well as tactics – creating and maintaining a repository of these topics on various networks. You will contribute to the development of physics and engineering-based models for a wide array of technologies related to sensors, aircraft, satellites, communication systems, navigation, and data exploitation. Where there are intelligence gaps, you will help make educated assumptions, and supplement when possible with open-source information. You will also create and maintain ties with various government organizations to stay up-to-date with current intelligence and facilitate on-going analysis.


Additionally, you will support a bi-annual conference hosted by our sponsor here at the laboratory. By leveraging relationships you develop in the position, you will interface directly with various government organizations to facilitate external participation and ensure compliance with security standards for a successful conference.


Minimum Qualifications


  • BS in a technical field, minimum 1-3 years of experience in the field of intelligence
  • In lieu of a BS, 3-5 years of directly related experience will be considered
  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain access to multiple secure networks including SIPR, JWICS, and other classified networks.


Desired Qualifications


  • Military experience, particularly in intelligence/operational environments
  • Demonstrated ability to break down problems and effectively communicate key findings
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work collaboratively with highly interdisciplinary teams
  • Excellent organization and time-management skills, with demonstrated attention to detail


Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret level DoD security clearance with compartmented program eligibility.





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 Top Secret level security clearance with compartmented program eligibility.


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: 41119 

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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