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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Group 39: Assistant Business Manager in Lexington, Massachusetts

Defend and protect our warfighters, naval fleet, and surface-based assets by developing advanced sensors, electronic warfare systems, and battle management technologies to counter evolving threats. Of particular interest to the group is the development of: software-reconfigurable electronic warfare systems and prototypes, advanced signal processing algorithms for signal exploitation, resource coordination techniques for enhanced battle management, and artificial intelligence to enable the development of next generation countermeasures, sensors, and enhanced human-machine teaming for fleet defense. Major activities within the group include concept development, systems analysis and architectures, algorithms design and development, hardware prototype system design and development, and experimental field testing and data analysis.

Job Description

The Assistant Group Business Manager will be a key member of the Air, Missile and Maritime Defense Technology business team for financial and operational management of a large research and development group with a focus on our Air Defense program portfolio.

The candidate will serve as the assistant to the Group Business Manager performing business management activities related to the financial aspects of a very active group. Responsibilities will increase and may include but are not limited to developing, analyzing, monitoring, and reporting the financial status of multiple programs, as well as preparing program specific budgets, spend plans, and custom sponsor reports. Required to use SAP, LLBIS, Analysis and other tools to track costs and analyze trends while working closely with the Group Business Manager. Will monitor handshake agreements with other groups and divisions. Work with Group admins to close Purchase Orders and Programs as necessary and monitor the Group travel to ensure proper charging to Programs. Will assist in review and approval of procurements and also work with Business Manager and CSD on major procurement deliverables. Will approve support and subcontractor timesheets. Will carry out special projects as required. Will interact with Group Admins and provide supervision and inputs where appropriate.


  • Associate degree in business or related field, bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • 1+ years of financial and/or applicable experience required.

  • Candidate should have demonstrated organizational skills, experience in handling confidential and/or propriety Information in an appropriate manner, and the ability to work in a deadline sensitive environment

  • Experience with computer based financial management tools and Microsoft Office is required as is proficiency in advanced Excel functions.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills are required.

  • Familiarity with SAP is desired.

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance

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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.

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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