MIT Lincoln Laboratory Systems Administrator in Westford, Massachusetts

The Advanced Sensors and Techniques Group operates the Lincoln Space Surveillance Complex (LSSC) that comprises of the Millstone deep-space satellite tracking radar, the Haystack Ultrawideband Satellite Imaging Radar (HUSIR) and the Haystack Auxiliary imaging radar (HAX). All these radars are remotely controlled from the Lexington Space Situational Awareness Center (LSSAC) which serves as a data processing and fusion node for the LSSC and other ground and space-based space surveillance sensors. Together, the LSSC and LSSAC serve as an operational test bed for space situational awareness technologies and provide access to a rich set of radar and optical data. The group's current research and development efforts focus on problems such as tracking and identification of newly launched satellites, tracking and discrimination of satellites in geosynchronous clusters, automated radar image exploitation, close approach monitoring and collision warning applications of multi-sensor data fusion, and decision support. The group is also developing a net-centric, service-oriented information system.

Systems Administrator

A Systems Administrator is needed for the Westford Field Site to support classified and unclassified multiple Operating System platforms with Windows and strong UNIX proficiency. Responsibilities include: in consultation with the staff, test computer system configurations and upgrades; develop, coordinate, and implement security lockdowns and measures in accordance wcontribute to the development of new techniques and meith government and Laboratory policies; identify system performance issues and user needs to recommend specific changes and upgrades; perform data backups and recoveries; assist staff with computer problems and tasks; research and recommend commercial hardware and software products to meet project and group requirements; order hardware and software products; renew software licenses to ensure continuity of service; interact with vendors, Security, laboratory personnel, and other system administrators to coordinate procurements, installations, upgrades, and other services. In addition, the candidate must be able to contribute to the development of new IT techniques & methods, be able to develop novel technical solutions to complex IT problems, work on his/her own without or with limited direction, and be confident and reliable to represent the interest of the group within the laboratroy and outside it.

Experience with security plans (i.e. Risk Management Framework), procedures, and compliance with DoD Mandate 8570.1-M is highly desired. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision are required . Must be team-oriented, be able to create documentation on systems to satisfy certification, technical staff, and end users. Abilitly to diagnose and resolve hardware, software, and networking problems is required. Work experience in mission critical environments is highly desirable. Desired skill sets include working knowledge of enterprise level hardware and software applications like VMWare ESX, NetAPP, CISCO UCS, EMC VNX, Networker, Nagios, and Puppet. Some working knowledge of programming languages such as perl, python, C/C++, and scripting language is desired. Occasional travel to remote sites will be required.


B.S.or M.S. in Information Technology or a related field 6+ years of experience administering computer systems and networks

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.