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POST DATE 10/12/2017
END DATE 2/13/2018

Lincoln Labs/MIT Lexington, MA

Lexington, MA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Bachelors Degree


What do we do in our Cyber Systems and Operations Group?

The Cyber Systems and Operations Group works closely with the nation's cyber forces, intelligence community, and federal agencies to identify operational gaps in cybersecurity capabilities and analyze their current and planned systems and missions. We focus on enabling full-scope DoD, IC, and civilian government operations within the cyber domain and across traditional mission domains and sensing layers. We conduct research and development of systems providing situational awareness (SA) and command and control (C2) in the cyber domain. Key technology development thrusts include novel sensors, actuators, sense-making, decision support, knowledge representation, Human Machine Interface (HMI), visualization, automated planning, cloud-based information sharing architectures.

We integrate these capabilities into secure, resilient, cost-effective information sharing architectures in support of effective mission operations. Group strengths include software development, significant testbed infrastructure, and connections to challenges, people, systems and data from multiple operational communities. Overall, we seek to leap ahead of evolving cyber threats and enable comprehensive and secure use of the cyber domain for military and intelligence missions.

The successful candidate will work with our Sensemaking team, to research and develop novel techniques and toolkits for the detection of, identification of, and response to intrusions into networks and computer systems. Experience with and research into network and host-based sensors, intrusion detection/prevention systems, network forensics, incident response, and/or network risk assessment is desired for this position. Additionally experience with data correlation, fusion, machine learning, and/or statistical detection is desirable. Effective communication skills are required, as results will impact programs of national importance.

BS in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or another related discipline. A candidate with directly related experience with experience in Computer Network Architecture and Protocols, Network Security, Software Engineering or Computer Forensics is desirable. Hands-on analysis of vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, computer forensics, cyber security, or information assurance experience is also desired. Experience with Java, Python, and Matlab is preferable. Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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.


Since 1951, when MIT Lincoln Laboratory was established to build the nation's first air defense system, the Laboratory has been applying advanced technology to solve problems critical to national security. Decade after decade, our people have envisioned incredible technology - and projects that start out as vital to national security often become just as vital to the everyday technology of the future. More than 700 patents have been granted for technologies developed by the Laboratory’s staff. And in the past two years, Lincoln Laboratory has been awarded eight R&D 100 Awards that recognize the year’s 100 most technologically significant innovations.

If you’d like to contribute to U.S. National security in an environment of incredible innovation, consider bringing your career to MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to realizing our vision of diversity and inclusion in every aspect of our enterprise.

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