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The MITRE Corporation Lead/Principal Systems Engineer (Intelligence) in McLean, Virginia

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.

We are seeking experienced fully-cleared Lead/Principal Systems Engineers to help provide expertise and support to our sponsor and their mission. We need staff who enjoy solving problems and who have skills in at least the following areas: intelligence systems engineering, data science, machine learning, data engineering, systems analysis and integration, enterprise architecture, independent evaluation and assessment, risk analysis, cyber technologies, program management, 5G technologies, satellite communications, wireless signal processing, oversight of software development and engineering efforts, and/or mission analysis.

Key Functions

  • Perform hands-on business and technical analysis and execute engineering studies to make recommendations for improvement across the full spectrum of sponsor technology and problem space.

  • Work in a dynamic environment addressing cutting-edge technology and domain challenges and be able to approach new problems where a solution does not already exist.

  • Lead small teams of subject matter experts (SMEs) to address specific tasks as necessary.

  • Apply and substantiate technical and domain judgment and make recommendations on Sponsor technology, concepts, processes, and products.

Required Qualifications

  • Good organizational and time management skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication with peers and with seniors. This is a sponsor facing position.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with Sponsor and with MITRE staff

  • Familiarity with general project management and acquisition concepts

  • Understanding of Sponsor environment, constraints, technical landscape, and strategic direction

  • Solid understanding of sponsor mission

  • Self-starter with initiative and vision BA/BS Degree (Masters Preferred) with 10 years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to work with demanding customers

  • Broad knowledge of our sponsor and detailed knowledge of this organization

  • Familiarity with MITRE project management systems and concepts

  • Solid understanding of the technical domains within the Account

  • Broad technical knowledge in a relevant discipline

This requisition requires the following clearance(s):

Polygraph

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