MIT Lincoln Laboratory Technical Staff Systems Analyst in Lexington, Massachusetts

Group 46—Homeland Protection Systems The Homeland Protection Systems Group develops system architectures, conducts technology assessments, and performs risk-reduction demonstrations addressing future capabilities for homeland protection. Current programs focus on disaster response, maritime and land border surveillance and interdiction, chemical/biological defense, and infrastructure protection (for example, airport and special event security). These activities require modeling, simulation, field measurements, and demonstrations to assess the ability of emerging technologies and architectures to meet mission requirements. This work often involves direct interaction with operational partners in the Department of Homeland Security, state and local authorities, and Department of Defense. Staff in the group maintain expertise across a broad range of technologies, including radar, optical, acoustic, biological, and chemical sensing. In addition, researchers synthesize these technology areas into innovative architectural concepts to assist in defining next-generation capabilities.

This position is for a Technical Staff to conduct systems analysis across a broad range of technical areas. The analysis efforts include sensor modeling and evaluation, threat/response analysis, physical and statistical simulations, and concept of operations development. This position requires the ability to synthesize requirements, analysis, and feasibility assessments within DOD/DHS mission areas. The ability to execute detailed physics-based analysis and integrate that within a larger solution strategy is required. Additional responsibilities include collaboration with subject matter experts to assist in shaping data collection activities and analyzing collected data. This position provides the opportunity to provide critical analysis in a broad range of technologies and concepts impacting national security. Interacting with government sponsors and end-users is also required. This position would initially be focused on systems analysis for cyber security. This will involve end-user site visits, synthesizing diverse data sets and information, analysis, and working with cyber security subject matter experts within the Laboratory.


Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Physics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline. In lieu of a Ph.D., a M.S. with at least 3 years of directly related experience will be considered. Candidates must work in both a team-oriented environment and independently. Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Experience in the following areas is required:

  • Ability to quickly learn new technical areas and apply that knowledge effectively to solve challenging mission problems

  • Knowledge to develop, implement, test and evaluate novel algorithms and concepts

  • The ability to clearly present technical concepts to a wide spectrum of audiences

  • Proficient at high-level prototyping software languages (e.g., Matlab, Julia, Python)

Experience in the following areas is desired:

  • C/C++/C#

  • Source Code Management software such as Git, SVN, or CVS

  • Cyber security best practices

  • System, network, software, and web security

  • Signal processing

  • RF and optical systems

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.