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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Posts Job Vacancy for Cyber Security Architecture Researcher

Organization: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Position: Cyber Security Architecture Researcher

Post Date: 25 July, 2022

The Cyber Operations and Analysis Technology (COAT) Group (Group 57) focuses on enabling the warfighter as well as improving the security posture of operational systems through development and deployment of cyber technologies. The COAT team is comprised of cyber security architects, artificial intelligence experts, software engineers and developers, usable security experts, network security analysts, and systems analysts who work in small teams to perform applied research and develop innovative technical solutions.


Position Description:

As a cyber security architecture researcher, you will join our team working to design the next generation foundational environment used by military and civilian cyber operators tasked with protecting US systems and critical infrastructure. Your primary role will be working with a team of researchers to address the full range of challenges from initial system architecture design through prototype demonstration to operator-focused, implementation assessments.  Research will leverage emerging cyber security technology and knowledge of innovative approaches to DevSecOps in concert with a deep understanding of current and evolving threats.  Focus areas include the analysis of existing systems, research and development of novel cyber system architectures to address DoD-unique requirements for scale and scope of operations, and ongoing interaction with both user and developer communities. Results will include rigorous, metrics-based assessments to drive major acquisition decisions as well as pilot demonstrations to verify the effectiveness of proposed approaches.  This work is expected to impact programs of national importance and has potential to be published in academic conferences and journals.

This is a full-time position that can be executed in-person at the Lexington, MA facility or hybrid between on-site in Lexington and telecommuting.


  • PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cyber Security, Applied Mathematics or a related field. In lieu of an PhD, a MS and 3 years of experience will be considered
  • Software architecture knowledge gained through education (concentration, minor or major) or 2-years related experience
  • Knowledge of DevSecOps
  • Knowledge of major components of cloud and virtual architecture elements
  • Ability to propose and explore new techniques and technologies and be able to design, develop, test, and validate these new capabilities
  • Ability to effectively communicate with external contacts, such as government sponsors and colleagues at other research institutions
  • Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be willing and able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (TS/SCI) DoD security clearance

Desired Knowledge:

  • Software architecture best practices and experience (including Zero Trust and cloud architectures)
  • Data architecture best practices and experience
  • System analysis methodology and experience
  • System, software, and/or network security
  • Defensive and Offensive cyber operations


For Benefits Information, click http://hrweb.mit.edu/benefits


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.

Job Location: Lexington, MA, US

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