Systems Analyst - Technical Staff

Job Summary

Scientific / Technical Staff
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Number of Positions Available
Work Arrangement

Job Description

The Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Architectures Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory invites you to apply to join our world-class team of systems analysts. Working directly with Department of Defense (DoD) senior leadership, the group provides unbiased analysis on the DoD’s most urgent and challenging problems and recommends solutions that directly impact the course of our national defense strategy. The solutions we develop within the group often lead to advanced technology development, prototyping projects, and experimental testing, both within Lincoln Laboratory and beyond.

What will you do?

As a Technical Staff member of the ISR Systems and Architectures Group, you will be responsible for systems analysis studies of critical DoD missions, planned DoD capabilities, and new technologies. This entails contributing to the development of physics- and engineering-based models for a wide array of technologies related to sensors, aircraft, satellites, communication systems, navigation, and data exploitation. While previous experience in these systems isn’t required, you must be able to leverage your strong technical background to rapidly become knowledgeable about these technologies as you learn from, and collaborate with, experts across the Laboratory. Additionally, you will prepare and present high-quality briefings to convey key study findings and recommendations, and will deliver these to a range of audiences including DoD senior leaders, government technology experts, and Lincoln Laboratory colleagues.

If you’re looking for a fast-paced, high-impact career, apply to join our team today!


  • Doctorate in Physics, Mathematics, Aeronautics/Astronautics, Engineering, or a related technical field. In lieu of a doctorate, a Master’s degree with 5+ years of experience will be considered
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with highly interdisciplinary teams

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3.5 GPA
  • Ability to quickly learn new technical areas
  • Demonstrated ability to break down complex technical problems and communicate key findings to a wide range of audiences
  • Experience with MATLAB-based modeling, simulation, and data analysis
  • Ability to obtain a Secret clearance

Compensation and Benefits

Included Benefits
  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans
  • MIT-funded pension
  • Matching 401K
  • Paid leave (including vacation, sick, parental, military, etc.)
  • Tuition reimbursement and continuing education programs
  • Mentorship programs
  • A range of work-life balance options
  • ... and much more!  

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.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2023 Sep 27
Application Deadline
2023 Nov 26
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