Date: Sep 7, 2018

Location: MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

The Intelligence and Decision Technologies Group (Group 104) develops prototype systems for disseminating critical intelligence information to commanders who direct military operations. To design these prototypes, we research technologies for processing, exploiting, and integrating data collected from diverse sensors, such as radar, electro-optic, video, and radio frequency, as well as from people and the internet. Once we have studied the workflows of intelligence analysts and military commanders to understand their information needs, we build datasets to support the development of algorithms that allow systems to fuse data from multiple sources, mine data for pertinent information, and detect and track network traffic that may provide clues about adversaries' activities. Because of the current abilities of advanced sensors to amass overwhelmingly large volumes of data, we are experimenting with information systems that are capable of distributed data storage and computation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence (AI).

The Intelligence and Decision Technologies Group (Group 104) develops prototypes to demonstrate innovative command and control technology and open system architectures that measurably improve intelligence and military decision making.  This work begins with an understanding of the workflows of intelligence analysts and military commanders, often through operations research.  Operational data sets are amassed to support all types of algorithm development, such as multisensor fusion, “big data” mining, cloud technologies, graph-based network detection, and artificial intelligence, including deep learning.  The group guides the nation in the adoption of open architecture standards in air, space, and cyber platforms. 


Group 104 requires two System Administrators to support technical research staff for testbed development for the Air Force and Department of Defense.  In order to support the IT needs of these testbeds, Group 104 seeks candidates with experience in System Administration as well as experience in or capability to learn management of SIPR and JWICS networks.  This requires candidates with experience in system security plans, auditing, and system security hardening procedures under the Linux, Windows, and VMWare environments.  The candidates must have systems administration experience in order to provide support to a 60 person group that is engaged in data processing and systems development.  The ability to obtian and maintain a DoD clearance is required.

Systems Admnistrator Level II


  • Install, configure and manage Windows, Mac and Linux desktops and servers
  • Manage file shares, virtual infrastructures and SAN/NAS environments
  • Manage systems on LAN, SIPR and JWICS
  • Procure desktops, servers, hardware and software as needed
  • Provide technical support and security guidance to all staff members
  • Remediate vulnerabilities and maintain compliance with Lab security policies
  • Perform and ensure backups for desktops, servers and file shares
  • Perform office moves of computer equipment
  • Maintain printers and consumables supply
  • Perform inventory tracking of physical equipment
  • Document IT procedures



  • Must have experience with DoD IT security requirements and procedures
  • Ability to demonstrate highly effective knowledge of Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Active Directory, WSUS, MDT, DOS/PowerShell scripting
  • Experience with Linux CentOS 6/7, Puppet and shell scripting
  • Experience with Mac OS X in a JAMF Casper environment desired
  • Experience designing and implementing ESXi-based solutions
  • Experience with VMware VSphere, NetApp NAS/SAN and Cisco networking desired
  • Comp Tia A+, Security+, CISSP is desired; VMware, Cisco, Red Hat is a plus



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field or 4 years of relevant experience. 
  • “Security+” Certification preferred
  • Preferred: Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Applicant must have highly effective verbal and written communication skills, proven experience working in a team environment, and the ability to complete assignments independently with minimal supervision

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.

Job Segment: System Administrator, Military Intelligence, Information Systems, Computer Science, Security Clearance, Technology, Government

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