Technical Staff-Systems Analyst

Date: Feb 28, 2023

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory


The Systems and Analysis Group provides analyses to senior USAF leadership on a broad range of technical topics with implications throughout the Department of Defense.


Group analysis topics include:


  • Survivability of advanced USAF aircraft versus modern air defenses
  • Impact of current and future electronic attack and electronic protection techniques
  • Effectiveness of advanced weapon systems
  • Capabilities and limitations of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems
  • Vulnerability of precision-guided munitions to threat counters


Many of these system analyses rely on a large body of modeling and simulation tools for RF, infrared, GPS, and directed-energy systems which our group creates, maintains, and utilizes. We also validate our modeling via collaboration with the Tactical Defense Systems Group (G108). In other cases, new models, supported by measurements and tests when feasible, are developed to evaluate new USAF capabilities. Where a rapid capability is sought, the group may lead multi-group coalitions in the fulfillment of these needs.


Position Description


Candidate will work with a multi-disciplinary team to address a broad range of technical areas of importance to senior Air Force and Department of Defense decision makers. Work involves data analysis, mathematical modeling and software simulation of radar, infrared and laser systems, as well as systems that integrate disparate sensors.




  • PhD in Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science, or related technical field.  In lieu of a PhD, an MS with 5+ years of directly related experience will be considered
  • Expertise in Physics or Engineering
  • Demonstrated ability to program in a technical environment in MATLAB, Python, C, or C++ 
  • Effective communication skills to convey technical concepts in a clear, concise manner to a wide spectrum of audiences
  • Ability to apply talents to new fields at both the technically detailed and big picture levels 


Preferred qualifications


  • Familiarity with RF, EO/IR, and/or GPS systems
  • Experience with modeling and simulation
  • Detail orientation
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a technical analysis team


Day-to-day responsibility examples


  • Collaborate with other staff to research and compile relevant technical information
  • Perform system-of-systems and system level analysis
  • Lead analysis teams of 2-6 analysts
  • Lead 6-24 month-long analysis projects
  • Model sensor capability to support analysis
  • Program new modeling features to add to existing group codes
  • Work closely with professional graphic artists to build presentation slides
  • Present analysis products to internal and external audiences at meetings, conferences, and site visits


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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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