Systems Analyst

Date: Jul 9, 2021

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 critical acquisition decisions.  Concepts developed within the group can lead to data collections, engineering design studies, technology development, and prototyping projects within MIT Lincoln Laboratory.  

Job Description

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


The candidate will execute systems analysis studies of key DoD missions, current DoD capabilities, and potential future 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 independently or as a member of a small technical team. The position also requires the ability to construct high-quality briefings and present them clearly to a range of audiences, from technical experts to senior leaders.


Requirements:  Ph.D. in Physics, Mathematics, Aeronautics/Astronautics, Engineering, or a related technical field. In lieu of the Ph.D., a M.S. with 5 years of experience will be considered.


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 required.

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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.


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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