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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Business Analyst in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Rapid Prototyping Group focuses on partnering with mission area groups across the Laboratory to execute rapid prototyping efforts. The group works on a large variety of programs delivering new advanced technology and capabilities in timelines typically under a year. The group leads mechanical system design and fabrication, electronics system design and fabrication, systems engineering, and system integration into aircraft, unmanned vehicles, small satellites, and other platforms.

Job Description

Business Analyst:

Comprised of multidisciplinary engineers, the Rapid Prototyping Group develops, fabricates, and tests a variety of complex imaging systems, radar systems, communication systems, electronics, and sensor packages for many different applications and platforms. We specialize in rapid technology developments, typically delivering new advanced technology capabilities within 3 to 18 months. We collaborate closely with divisions and groups across the Laboratory and team up with the Flight Test Facility to integrate sensors on various Laboratory airborne systems.

As a result of our tight collaborations, Group 77 is a highly dynamic group where learning new things, trying to leverage efficiency-seeking tools, and sharing knowledge is an important part of our culture. We are currently seeking a business analyst to be responsible for execution of day-to-day group business operations and administration, as well as exploring ways to better forecast and communicate milestones, changes, and resource needs. The Business Analyst should act as a change agent, encouraging streamlining of business processes and implementation of laboratory and/or group specific pilot systems. The Business Analyst will report to the Group Business Manager and the rest of the Group Office to facilitate procurements, timesheets, finances, personnel logistics, property movement, and other business, program, and administrative needs.

Though MIT Lincoln Laboratory is open, remote work policies are currently in effect. Following Laboratory policies and procedures, the Business Analyst may be asked to go into the office. With direction from the Director’s Office, the Business Analyst will be expected to be onsite fulltime during standard operating hours of 8:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Financial Analysis & Reporting

  • Support financial analysis and reporting. Researches requests, identifies discrepancies, and generates financial reports using data warehouse.

  • Develop new and/or leverage established templates and tools to effectively report actual expenditures, resource needs, and forecasting for program level activities.

  • Demonstrate fundamental understanding of all of the various factors that contribute to costs.

  • Manage data analytics and reporting through Tableau and/or Power BI platforms for the purpose of generating reports to sponsoring agencies and/or Group/Division partners across the Laboratory.


  • Processes complex procurements. Facilitates and monitors procurements through receipt and invoicing. Engages as needed with external vendors.

  • Resolves issues that arise throughout the procurement and invoicing process.

  • Manages open commitments on programs; works with Group Office to review and close out open commitments, returning funding to the program balance.

  • Acts as the point of contact for any order discrepancies or issues, using LIBRA, SRM, and other contacts to research requests/issues.

  • Demonstrates thorough understanding of the procurement processes

Personnel Management

  • Monitors subcontractor timesheets and ensures subcontractors are charging their time to the correct cost center. Responds to questions or concerns either by research or referral.

  • Monitors hours on subcontractor purchase order(s), help with Labor Distribution Management & entries, and issuing change order(s) as needed.

Facilities Management & Other Logistics

  • Coordinates personnel and/or property moves.

  • Support event and test coordination.

  • Support personnel travel and/or reimbursement coordination.


  • Associate’s degree in business or related field or 3 years of financial / applicable experience

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

  • Proficient in data visualization tools; Microsoft Power BI or Tableau

  • Proficient in Zoom for Government and Microsoft Teams

  • Ability to read and understand financial results/reports

  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, and organizational skills.

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance is required.

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field

  • Experience working in technology, science or government

  • Experience with contracting

  • SAP Business Objects BI Suite

  • Analysis for Office (Excel and PowerPoint)

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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.

All employees at Lincoln Laboratory are required to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.