Systems Analyst - Associate Staff

Date: Mar 21, 2023

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory


The Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Architectures Group performs analysis to develop future concepts and architectures for executing the most challenging missions of the Department of Defense (DoD).  Studies within the group cover a broad range of technical areas including advanced sensor systems, new platforms, communications, navigation solutions, and data exploitation approaches.  The group works directly with DoD senior leadership to understand their needs and briefs leadership regularly to inform future technology investments.  Concepts developed within the group can lead to data collections, engineering design studies, technology development, and prototyping projects within MIT Lincoln Laboratory.


Position Description


The Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Architectures Group is seeking a Systems Analyst at the Associate Staff level to conduct mission-based performance assessments of future Department of Defense (DoD) systems and architectures.


The candidate will work on systems analysis studies of key DoD missions, planned DoD capabilities, and new technologies.  This requires the development of physics and engineering-based models of these systems in various programming languages, with an emphasis on MATLAB.  The successful candidate will have the ability to understand a wide array of technologies related to sensors, aircraft, satellites, communication systems, navigation, and data exploitation. The candidate isn’t expected to have previous experience in these areas, but should have the technical background sufficient to learn them.  Activities involve systems analysis, data analysis, physics-based modeling, software simulation, and engineering design, while working as a member of a small technical team.




Master’s degree in Physics, Mathematics, Aeronautics/Astronautics, Engineering, or a related technical field.  A minimum GPA of 3.5 is desired.


Desired Skills: The principal skills required are the ability to quickly learn new technical areas and apply that knowledge effectively to solve challenging mission problems.  Excellent communication skills, including the ability to clearly present technical concepts to a wide spectrum of audiences, are also desired.


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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.


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