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Systems Engineer - MITRE National Security Accelerator Program

Company: The MITRE Corporation
Location: Quantico
Posted on: June 29, 2024

Job Description:

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges-and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day-working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE-and make a difference with us.

MITRE's National Security Accelerator Program (https://careers.mitre.org/us/en/national-security-accelerator-program) is seeking highly motivated, late-early and early-mid career candidates passionate about solving problems for a safer world. This program will provide unique work opportunities, onboarding, and mentoring to build your skills as a future leader. You will accelerate your career while preparing for impactful, rewarding work at MITRE. Successful candidates will gain exposure and experience in topics of common interest to the entire national security community. Our goal is to prepare you to thrive in a technically rooted, mission-focused career at MITRE - one where the unique background, skill set, and experience you bring inspires creative and innovative solutions.

You will interact with a diverse group of program peers, MITRE national security leaders, and staff solving real-world problems. Over the course of this structured six-month program, you will hone your skills and develop strong professional networks in the national security sector and across our Innovation Centers, helping solve critical national challenges. Before transitioning to MITRE's permanent national security staff, you will benefit from the following program pillars:

An intensive, experiential onboarding program 2. Focused mentoring with MITRE national security leaders and experts in your field 3. Opportunity to support at least two different national security work programs

Roles & Responsibilities:

As a key member of MITRE's Systems Engineering team, you will collaborate closely with mission specialists, engineers, and government stakeholders to tackle the intricate challenges of systems engineering critical to national security. You will gain deep insights into sponsor missions and leverage your technical expertise to drive innovation and problem-solving. At the culmination of the program, you will become an integral part of MITRE's National Security team, equipped with a strong foundation in systems engineering, poised to lead future endeavors within the company.

From architecting resilient systems to ensuring the seamless integration of cutting-edge technologies, you will leverage your systems engineering prowess, critical thinking, and collaborative skills to address a diverse array of challenges essential to mission success. Your responsibilities will encompass:

Development and assessment of intricate system architectures using industry-standard languages such as SysML/UML.

Evaluation and comparison of alternative architectures through qualitative and quantitative methodologies, providing valuable insights to inform decision-making.

Identification and articulation of major uncertainties within system architectures, along with associated risks and opportunities, devising strategies to mitigate and capitalize on them.

Support for requirements management, interface management, and architecture change management processes to ensure alignment with evolving mission needs.

Close collaboration with government sponsors and internal teams to identify critical engineering challenges and engineer effective solutions.

Application of systems engineering principles to facilitate evidence-based decision-making by sponsors, ensuring the delivery of high-value capabilities.

Promotion of collaboration and knowledge sharing across the organization, harnessing diverse perspectives and solutions to address sponsor challenges.

Clear and concise communication of highly technical analyses and recommendations through written and verbal channels to sponsors and partners.

Join us in shaping the future of systems engineering, where you will work at the forefront of technology to bolster the capabilities and resilience of our nation's security against evolving threats and challenges.

Basic Qualifications:

Typically a Bachelor's degree in a technical field such as Systems Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or a related discipline and a minimum of 5 years of related experience, or Master's degree with 3 years of experience, or PhD with relevant experience.

Solid understanding of systems engineering principles and practices.

Demonstrated proficiency in technical areas relevant to the specific role, such as model-based systems engineering (MBSE), digital engineering, and system-of-systems architecture.

Knowledge of tools and methodologies commonly used in systems engineering, including SysML/UML, Cameo, MagicDraw, Magic Systems of Systems Architect, and Rhapsody.

Experience engaging with multiple levels of government and military leadership.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey complex technical concepts clearly and effectively to diverse audiences.

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment.

Active DOD Secret clearance with eligibility for Top Secret

This position requires a minimum of 50% hybrid on-site presence.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelors and 8 years of experience in systems engineering principles, tools, and methodologies, with a focus on defense or national security applications or Master's and 6 years of experience.

Proven track record of working on projects related to defense, homeland security, or aerospace for one or more government agencies.

Demonstrated interdisciplinary background, showcasing continual learning and adaptation to new technologies and concepts.

Active DOD Top Secret clearance

Advanced expertise in systems engineering, including but not limited to:

o Advanced system architecture design and analysis.

o In-depth understanding and application of model-based systems engineering (MBSE) principles and tools.

o Proficiency in system-of-systems engineering concepts and methodologies.

o Experience in systems integration and interoperability testing.

o Familiarity with systems engineering standards and frameworks

o Familiarity with Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition and requirements processes.

o Knowledge of emerging technologies and trends in systems engineering, including digital engineering, artificial intelligence, and machine learning applications.

o Advanced proficiency in relevant programming languages such as Python, Java, or C++.

o Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to apply systems engineering principles to complex challenges.

o Experience collaborating with external partners and industry experts on systems engineering research and development initiatives.

This requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s):

Secret

This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s):

Top Secret

Salary compensation range and midpoint:

$111,000 - $138,500 - $166,000 Annual

Work Location Type:

Hybrid

MITRE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. MITRE recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of age; ancestry; color; family medical or genetic information; gender identity and expression; marital, military, or veteran status; national and ethnic origin; physical or mental disability; political affiliation; pregnancy; race; religion; sex; sexual orientation; and any other protected characteristics. For further information please visit the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission website EEO is the Law Poster (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2022-10/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights_10_20.pdf) and Pay Transparency (https://www.dol.gov/sites/dolgov/files/OFCCP/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf) .

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Benefits information may be found here (https://careers.mitre.org/us/en/benefits)

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