MIT Lincoln Laboratory Overview

  • Lexington, MA
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 1951
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Unknown / Non-Applicable

MIT Lincoln Laboratory, headquartered in Lexington, MA, is a U.S. Department of Defense research and development center chartered to apply advanced technology to problems of national security. We undertake projects in fields as diverse as cyber security, information sciences, ...
Mission: Research and development of technology solutions in support of national defense is the primary mission of MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Development of sensors, communications systems, information extraction and decision support systems has been our contribution to national security ...

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Nov 9, 2020

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Security Services - Virtual Hiring Event Join us at MIT Lincoln Laboratory for our 1st Annual Virtual Hiring Event featuring opportunities on our Security Services Team! Date: Friday, November 20th Time: 9am-12pm Speak to recruiters and security services personnel to learn more about exciting and rewarding opportunities. We are currently recruiting for the following opportunities: • Information Systems Security Officers • Cyber Security Analysts • Forensics Team Lead • And more! We are actively seeking individuals that hold DOD security clearances. US citizenship required.


Save your spot to chat with our team at this online event. Each text based chat lasts around 10 mins and you can join from your desktop or smartphone at anytime during the event. Sign up today!

MIT Lincoln Laboratory - Why Work With Us?

Lexington, MA - Every day at MIT Lincoln Lab provides new opportunities to learn and grow

Rich Technical Challenges 

The real-world challenges of U.S. security and protection provide a continuously evolving array of satisfying, cutting-edge research and development opportunities. Agile thinkers will enjoy the freedom to develop novel ideas and then build and test them in sophisticated real-world simulations. There is stability and funding for long-term research goals as well. Many projects are multidisciplinary and collaborative, allowing staff - who are all experts in their own fields - to learn from and inspire each other. There is also support for building collaborative relationships beyond the Lab. Because of our close relationship with MIT, there are opportunities to consult with MIT faculty and the Lab encourages and supports publication and presentation of results and participation in professional society activities.   

Support to Excel Professionally and Personally 

Lincoln Laboratory provides a variety of benefits and amenities to support professional development and work/life balance, from generous tuition assistance and in-house courses on technical subjects and business management, to an on-site fitness facility, numerous sports leagues and clubs, and access to discounts on movies and museums. Some of our more unique opportunities include the Lincoln Scholars Program, which allows employees to apply for full-time pursuit of Master’s or Doctoral degrees; and eligibility for the Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program, which pardons remaining student loan balances after 10 years of full-time Lab service and loan payments. 

Inclusive and Welcoming Environment 

To assist new employees in transitioning into the Laboratory and local area, the Lincoln Laboratory New Employee Network offers opportunities for social and professional networking. Active employee resource groups provide an additional forum for employees to connect with colleagues of similar backgrounds and experiences. 

Community Engagement 

For those who value giving back, opportunities also abound. Educational outreach efforts include the Lab’s “Science on Saturday” program for kids – fun, free science demonstrations offered at the Lab several times each school year – and “CyberPatriot,” a national student competition to defend a simulated corporate network from external attacks. Community-based outreach ranges from “Support our Troops” initiatives to our holiday giving tree.


Please visit our website at to learn more about our opportunities and mission areas and go to to read about the talented employees who are MIT Lincoln Laboratory.  

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Great academic atmosphere and high research thruput


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    Initial phone screen to review resume. Know your resume well. Then 5 hour Zoom interview. After that, I was completely ghosted. They expressed how much they were interested in me and said they'd get back soon, 2 months later my application now says denied and haven't heard from anyone since the interview.

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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Awards & Accolades

  • R&D 100 AwardsR&D Magazine2014
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence - Research & Development CategoryU.S. Small Business Administration2013
  • Two R&D 100 AwardsR&D Magazine2013
  • Four R&D 100 AwardsR&D Magazine2012
  • IEEE Milestones in Electrical Engineering & ComputingIEEE2012

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