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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Associate Technology Officer in Lexington, Massachusetts

Job Summary

The Associate Technology Officer (ATO) supports the development and coordination of the Laboratory’s overall strategy for technology development, helps coordinate and manage the Laboratory’s internal R&D investments (Line, TI, ACC, Seedlings), and develops and implements initiatives to promote innovative R&D across the Laboratory’s diverse mission areas (ex. challenges, technical interchanges, seminars, etc). This role also provides broad exposure to Lab-wide and MIT campus activities, as well as the opportunity to focus on particular areas of interest.


  • Support and assist in the implementation of plans, policies, processes and resources for achieving the Laboratory's, strategic technology vision,

  • Support and assist in the management of the Laboratory’s annual Department of Defense – funded internal research and development investments and project portfolio.

  • Support and assist in management / tracking of internal investments for technical infrastructure and for strategic technology investments for current and future Laboratory mission areas.

  • Participate in the development of long-range, Laboratory-wide technology road maps and investment strategies that are coupled to the evolving needs of U.S. national security and the Laboratory's strategic sponsors.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in a science, technology, engineering or mathematical (STEM) field with 7 or more years working in a technology field preferred; or Bachelor’s degree in STEM field with 10 or more years working in a technology field

  • Some research experience, including collaborations with university partners, and project leadership experience is desired

  • Knowledge in several of the following technology areas: advanced materials and processes, microelectronic devices, computing hardware and software, optical systems, RF systems, cyber systems, artificial intelligence, decision systems, autonomous systems, and biotechnology; a willingness to acquire a deeper understanding of all of these areas. Experience working cross-disciplinary programs across several of these technology areas is desired.

  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation communication skills; strong organizational, collaboration and project leadership skills

    At MIT Lincoln Laboratory, our exceptional career opportunities include many outstanding benefits to help you stay healthy, feel supported, and enjoy a fulfilling work-life balance. Benefits offered to employees include:

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans

  • MIT-funded pension

  • Matching 401K

  • Paid leave (including vacation, sick, parental, military, etc.)

  • Tuition reimbursement and continuing education programs

  • Mentorship programs

  • A range of work-life balance options

  • ... and much more!

    Please visit our Benefits page ( for more information. As an employee of MIT, you can also take advantage of other voluntary benefits, discounts and perks ( .

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.

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.

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