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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Business Manager in Lexington, Massachusetts

If you are interested in developing exciting new technologies that enable safe, efficient, and secure transportation for the nation, the Air Traffic Control Systems Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory may be the place for you.

We work in a wide range of mission areas, including weather sensing and forecasting, climate change mitigation, air traffic management, advanced air mobility, aviation cyber security, and military logistics. Our group brings together experts across multiple disciplines – systems analysis, meteorology, mathematics, computer science, aerospace engineering, human factors, and others – to address challenging and impactful real-world transportation problems. We develop unique and advanced prototype systems, and work closely with the US government, users, industry and academia to integrate cutting-edge systems into operations. Our technologies have been recognized nationally through numerous R&D100 awards, and we are proud to serve the country through our research. We offer a collegial work environment, value teamwork and diversity, and allow for flexible work arrangements.

Job Description

The Air Traffic Control Systems Group (Group 43) is seeking a Business Manager to oversee the operational needs of the group. The group has a diverse set of programs in areas including weather sensing and forecasting, air traffic control, advanced air mobility, commercial space operations, aviation cyber security and military logistics. Roles and responsibilities focus upon the management of the Group’s financial portfolio and administrative operations. Responsibilities include: development, analysis, monitoring and reporting on program plans, spend plans, and financial reports for both DoD and non-DoD sponsors, including off contract and internally funded programs. The candidate must excel at teaming with and directing the actions of support staff, such as an Assistant Business Manager, Group Administrative Assistants, and counterparts within partner groups.

The Business Manager must act as the focal point for cost estimating/proposal preparation and new program packages, anticipated funding updates, authorization of budget expenditures and status of program/group financial health. A particular emphasis must be placed upon financial analysis (cost, performance, discrepancies, schedule, trends, etc.), ceiling management and program execution. The candidate will oversee monthly sponsor and other financial reporting requirements, including a variety of roll-up reporting for both the Group and Division Offices. The candidate will serve as the front-line contact to sponsors for financial matters. Responsibilities also include oversight of the administrative team’s processing of shopping carts, to include contingent worker procurements, special projects, and other miscellaneous financial and operational activities to support the Group. The candidate will also help to oversee the Group’s space coordination.


  • 8+ years applicable experience beyond degree is required.

  • BS in finance or related field is required, MS/MBA preferred.

  • Competence with business/financial systems and computer-based financial management tools.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office with proficiency in advanced Excel functions.

  • Familiarity with SAP desired.

  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills, and organizational 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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