Systems Administrator

Date: Jun 7, 2019

Location: MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

The Advanced Imager Technology Group performs research and development of imager devices and subsystem-level technology for the DoD and scientific community. The imager efforts include advanced silicon-based and compound semiconductor-based focal-plane technologies for applications such as ground- and space-based surveillance, adaptive optics, and astronomy. These focal planes address special requirements, for example, large-format gigapixel arrays, very-high-speed imagers (100 ps exposures), time-of-arrival detectors (LADAR receiver), and low-light-level imaging applications. World-class charge-coupled-device (CCD) imagers fabricated by this group have been used in a variety of high-end scientific applications, for example, focal planes for the Chandra X-ray telescope and other preeminent astronomical observatories. The group's efforts span the range of device and materials development, integrated circuit design and fabrication, custom packaging, detector hybridization, and the development of control and readout electronics for system-level demonstrations.

Job Description

The advanced Imager Technology group is seeking a Systems Administrator to provide support services across a diverse, and dynamic environment.  The candidate will have experience in the design of computer system solutions, including provisioning, configuration, and management of Windows, Windows Server, Mac OS, VMware ESXi, and a variety of hardware platforms.  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, and 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 with minimal instruction, and must be comfortable working independently while reporting to the Division IT Manager.  Candidates must be comfortable providing direct desktop support to approximately 80 users as part of a larger IT team.  




  • Provide general user support for all staff members in Group 87, and assist in support across all groups within the Division.
  • Procure needed computer systems, network hardware, software, etc.
  • Install, configure, and manage Windows, Linux, and Mac desktops and 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 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.

Skill and Experience


  • In depth experience with provisioning, configuring, and administering Windows, Windows Server, and Mac OS on a variety of hardware platforms.
  • In depth experience with implementing, and maintaining Windows hardening scripts, patching, and updating.
  • Experience with operating system imaging tools.
  • General experience with Red Hat/CentOS, and Ubuntu.
  • General experience with VMware, including ESXi configuration, and Vcenter.
  • General experience with collaboration tools such as Confluence, and Sharepoint.
  • General systems administration experience including Kerberos, DNS, DHCP, YUM, Active Directory, Group Policies, Bash and Command Shell scripting.
  • Experience working directly with end-users in troubleshooting, and project support.


  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in a Systems Administrator or Senior Desktop Support roll.
  • Bachelor’s in Computer Science, MIS, Engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to achieve or maintain CompTIA Security+.  Higher certifications like CISSP, or equivalent, is highly desirable.
  • Strong customer service skills, and the ability to communicate instructions clearly.
  • Ability to acquire a DoD SECRET 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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