Systems Administrator

Date: Feb 26, 2023

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory


The Tactical Defense Systems Group works to understand air defense issues, in particular, air vehicle survivability, vulnerability of U.S. Air Force (USAF) aircraft to weapons systems, electronic countermeasures, and air surveillance for homeland defense. The group focuses on understanding USAF and threat air defense systems through tests and measurements. Test activities include flight, field, and laboratory testing. The group operates three airplanes, all highly instrumented, and numerous ground systems as needed for test efforts. The group also develops new hardware for testing and prototype systems as well as for instrumenting existing sensors. There are a few major field-testing campaigns each year. Local testing is used to validate flight readiness. Data collected from testing are analyzed and compared with models in concert with Group 109, Systems and Analysis. The group's activities continue to evolve in parallel with USAF efforts, but the emphasis remains on providing answers to questions from our Air Force sponsors by conducting field measurements using state-of-the-art instrumentation and then analyzing the resulting data.


Position Description


Roles and responsibilities:


  • Support installation, maintenance, repair, and upgrade of computer and network equipment
  • Support Windows and Linux based platforms, applications and users
  • Review and test new hardware and software applications and make recommendations for purchases
  • Help design and implement configuration management and monitor systems and networks
  • Assist in configuration of network devices such as routers and switches
  • Provide technical support for staff and back-end system users
  • Manage user access through Microsoft Active Directory group policy
  • Collaborate with other personnel throughout the organization to enhance technology and support practices




  • 2+ years of experience in Windows Systems Administration
  • Excellent knowledge of Windows operating system: configuration, installation, monitoring, and troubleshooting
  • Possess a DoD 8570.01-M IAM I baseline certification or be able to obtain one within 6 months of hire
  • Excellent customer service skills and communication skills


One or More of the Following is Highly Desired:


  • Experience with Microsoft Windows Server and Active Directory
  • Experience installing, configuring and operating network services such as DNS, DHCP, NIS, NFS, SSH, SAMBA, AD
  • Experience with Linux operating system
  • Experience working in a classified computing environment
  • Technical experience securing networks and systems utilizing DISA STIGs
  • Experience conducting network, system, and application vulnerability scanning, configuration assessment, and remediation
  • Understanding of RMF policies and DoD Directive 8570
  • Experience working independently with very little supervision
  • Experience leading projects and reporting out results, status, and recommendations to end users and management


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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: 38671 #CJ

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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