MIT Lincoln Laboratory Systems Analyst in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Systems and Analysis Group provides technical analyses to senior USAF leadership on a broad range of issues, including survivability of advanced USAF aircraft versus modern air defenses; the impact of current and future electronic attack and electronic protection techniques; the effectiveness of advanced weapon systems; the capabilities and limitations of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems; and the vulnerability of precision-guided munitions to threat counters. Many of these system analyses rely on a large body of modeling and simulation tools for RF, infrared, GPS, and directed-energy systems, which are validated via participation in an active program of laboratory measurements and flight testing in conjunction with Group 108, Tactical Defense Systems. In other cases, new models, supported by measurements and tests when feasible, are developed to evaluate new USAF capabilities. Where a rapid capability is sought, the group may lead multigroup coalitions in the execution of these efforts.

Candidate will work with a multi-disciplinary team to address a broad range of technical areas of importance to senior Air Force and Department of Defense decision makers. Technical areas include U.S. air vehicle survivability against modern integrated air defense systems, electronic and infrared countermeasure development, directed energy systems capability and precision guided munition performance. Work involves data analysis, mathematical modeling and software simulation of radar, infrared and laser systems, as well as systems that integrate disparate sensors.


  • PhD in Physics, Mathematics, Engineering or other technical field, coupled with the ability to apply talents to new fields at both the technically detailed and big picture levels is required.

  • In lieu of a PhD, an MS with 5+ years of directly related experience will be considered.

  • Ability to demonstrate effective communication skills and the ability to convey technical concepts in a clear, concise manner to a wide spectrum of audiences are required.

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.