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MIT Lincoln Laboratory CO-OP Student Systems Administration in Lexington, Massachusetts

Our Enterprise Collaboration and Web Services (ECWS) Team provides web application and collaboration solutions in support of the Laboratory’s technical mission and its day-to-day operations. These solutions include intranet and collaboration tools, document management systems (such as L.I.S.A.), and web application development. ECWS supports the external website, Atlassian tools (Confluence and Jira), eForms, and enterprise search. The team also enables others to create Drupal websites, designs user experiences, and develops websites both internally and externally (for conferences). ECWS provides application integration with web services for many existing and new business applications. Additionally, ECWS integrates new technology capabilities, enabling Laboratory personnel to be more effective and efficient.

Job Description

The Enterprise Collaboration and Web Services group in the IT department requires a CO-OP on the Applications/System Administration team to assist in streamlining the day to day operations and assist in hardening of our current applications working with a mentor.

Primary Duties:

Assist in managing content management systems like Drupal and the modules. This includes help supporting and upgrading application level software and pre-requisites, researching modern capabilities and documenting the tasks working with a mentor.

Assist in managing applications like Atlassian software suite (JIRA, Confluence and the dependent add-ons)

Work with Team members to update existing Knowledge Base to reflect current operating practices and create a single portal where team can access consistent and dynamic information.

Audit systems for security vulnerabilities and harden systems.

Weekly one on ones will be held with the team lead. The position will also be assigned a primary administrator in whatever discipline they are working in.


1) Some understanding with Linux and Apache is necessary

2) Understanding of the LAMP(Linux, Apache, Mysql and PHP) stack and how it is implemented would be desirable

3) Ability to update and organize knowledge base articles.


Candidate should have some experience working in an IT environment.

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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.

To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reason.

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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