Lead Systems Engineer (Polygraph Clearance)

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Systems Engineering
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00052896 Requisition #
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MITRE's Enabling Technologies Department seeks a passionate and experienced systems engineer to support various large and complex programs for the Intelligence Community (IC). This work will be performed at the sponsor site in the Washington Metropolitan Area (WMA). Provide systems engineering oversight through all phases of unique and challenging technical programs.


Key Functions:
Assist the sponsor with the following systems engineering functions:


- Defining expectations for new and evolving capabilities through requirements analysis and the development of Concept of Operations. Help define the scope of the necessary technical trades to evaluate new capabilities.
- Perform independent assessments of selected contractor technologies and systems to meet the sponsor’s unique needs. Provide objective advice on
establishing more effective interfaces across systems.
- Support feasibility and readiness assessments for key milestones including project kick-off, design reviews, test events and system deployment.
- Review technical aspects of program plans, acquisition plans, acquisition strategy and associated documentation to help achieve sponsor’s implementation objectives.
- Identify opportunities to leverage MITRE research and technology that supports sponsor outcomes.
- Document findings in writing and be able to present/defend findings to senior Sponsor and MITRE management.
- This position will be primarily located at a Sponsor site in Northern VA.

 

Required Qualifications:

- BS Degree, TS/SCI with Polygraph, and 8 years' related experience.
- Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following technical domains: electrical engineering, software engineering, network engineering, security engineering, signal processing, and/or communications systems.
- Experience and/or background in the telecommunications industry.
- Capable of providing objective assessments, strategic planning and data analysis.
- Ability to interact with the Sponsor staff to effectively facilitate systems engineering and influence decision-making.
- Guide sponsor through changing and evolving environments using a disciplined systems engineering approach.
- Ability to work independently as well as part of a team consisting of MITRE, industry and government members.
- Technical writing, presentation and good customer relationship skills.
- A proven track record of leadership, teamwork, collaboration and teambuilding skills with the ability to perform in a dynamic environment.
- Capable of dealing with a wide range of staff and management across MITRE, sponsor, and development organizations.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Prior experience leading engineering teams throughout the development and implementation process of complex systems.
- Deep technical understanding of Layers 1 – 4 of the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) stack.
- Prior experience as an individual contributor or lead in research projects for an R&D organization.

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