Systems Administrator

Date: Nov 22, 2022

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Group 89—Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group
The Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group conducts quantum information science research from a shared foundation of innovative control-signal design, outstanding fabrication tools, and well-equipped measurement infrastructure. The group has a broad range of experimental and prototyping activities. The group's quantum information science activities include the development of superconducting and trapped-ion qubits and quantum sensing with nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond. In addition, the group has robust capabilities in classical superconducting circuits, complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) design and fabrication, and integrated photonics. These component technologies are used in synergy with quantum information science demonstrations, as well as in standalone applications that include beyond-CMOS circuit technologies, energy-starved sensors, compact optical communication and laser radar transceivers, and microwave photonic signal processing.

Job Description

The Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems group is seeking a Systems Administrator to provide support services across a diverse, and dynamic environment within both unclassified, and classified networks.  The candidate will have experience in the design of computer system solutions, including provisioning, configuration, and management of Windows, Windows Server, Mac OS, Linux, and a variety of hardware platforms. They should also have experience in hardening endpoints to meet NIST requirements, and be comfortable using advanced vulnerability remediation techniques. They will interface with vendors to spec, purchase, and maintain hardware, licensing, and warranty information for systems, hardware, and software.  The candidate must be able to communicate with users, and leadership in problem assessment, troubleshooting, and apply appropriate technical skills or vendor methodologies to resolve issues successfully.  The Systems Administrator will need to develop creative technical solutions to complex IT problems under general supervision, and must be comfortable working independently while reporting to the Division IT Manager.  Candidates must also be comfortable providing direct desktop support to approximately 100 users as part of a larger IT team.


  • Provide general user support for all staff members in Group 89, and assist in support across all groups within the Division
  • Procure needed computer systems, network hardware, software, etc.
  • Install, configure, and manage Windows, Linux, Mac desktops, servers, as well as some network infrastructure devices. Install and maintain commercial software as needed
  • Patch software, and operating systems in compliance with best practices
  • Manage networks, file shares, virtual infrastructures, and some SAN/NAS environments
  • Remediate security vulnerabilities to maintain compliance with policies and procedures
  • Represent the group as a team member for inter-organizational interactions such as infrastructure, and security working groups
  • Documentation of IT procedures

Desired Skills, and Experience:

  • Experience with provisioning, configuring, and administering Windows, Windows Server, and Mac OS on a variety of hardware platforms
  • Experience with Red Hat/CentOS, and Ubuntu would be highly desirable
  • Experience with operating system imaging tools; Ansible, MECM
  • Experience working directly with end-users in troubleshooting, and project support
  • Ability to diagnose and resolve hardware, software, and networking problems
  • General experience with VMware, including ESXi configuration, and Vcenter
  • General experience with collaboration tools such as Confluence, and Sharepoint
  • General systems administration experience dealing with Kerberos, DNS, DHCP, YUM, Active Directory, Group Policies, Bash/Powershell/Command Shell scripting.
  • Management of file shares, and SAN/NAS environments
  •  Knowledge of DoD IT security requirements, and procedures; RMF, DFARS, STIG
  • Strong organizational skills, and the ability to clearly document complex operations


  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in a Systems Administrator or IT support role
  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science, MIS, Engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Ability to achieve or maintain CompTIA Security+.  Higher certifications like CISSP, or equivalent, are highly desirable.
  • Ability to achieve or maintain a DoD Secret Security Clearance
  • Strong customer service skills, and the ability to communicate instructions clearly

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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: 39281 

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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