Systems Engineer-Social Security Administration

Systems Engineering
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MITRE’s Center for Financial Enterprise Transformation is looking for professionals to work with the Social Security Administration (SSA) to modernize its IT processing and customer services.  We will provide you with challenging opportunities to apply your knowledge of SSA’s IT systems and operations, and expand your technical, engineering, and analytical skills. You will use your abilities to address complex issues of critical national significance. We are looking for highly-motivated, adaptive, and self-directed candidates that have experience working with SSA. We value data-driven and thorough analysis, impactful communication, and a bias for action.

Key Functions

You will provide thought leadership and problem solving for SSA government sponsors in collaboration with stakeholders from private, federal, state and local sectors. Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Work in partnership with SSA government stakeholders and MITRE technical staff in modernizing SSA.
  • Help SSA leaders to translate their mission, vision, goals and strategies into actionable programs within a coherent concept of operations.
  • Analyze the current state and support the design of objective future state IT environments and processing systems to support SSA business needs.
  • Perform analysis and provide actionable recommendations on a broad array of technical challenges such as data center assessments, network consolidation assessments, application rationalization, cloud transition/migration, IT optimization, and future state architecture.

Required Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizen with the ability to successfully complete the Social Security Administration suitability investigation.
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, or related technical disciplines. 
  • 5+ years’ experience supporting government IT systems, applications, infrastructure, and/or operations.
  • Demonstrated expertise in one or more IT related disciplines such as:
  • Infrastructure and Data Center operations
  • Enterprise Architecture, Solution Architecture, System Architecture
  • Service design, Service-level management, Availability management, Capacity management, IT service continuity management,
  • COTS Implementation
  • Cloud computing, engineering, acquisition, migration, and transition
  • Legacy modernization (especially modernization of mainframe systems)
  • Agile methodologies
  • DevOps methodologies and tools
  • Interoperability between systems including across different agencies
  • Independent assessment or validation of programs, architecture, designs

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years’ experience supporting SSA IT systems, applications, infrastructure, and/or operations
  • Broad understanding and knowledge of SSA IT applications in one or more domains
  • Understanding of SSA IT project management methodologies and processes
  • Deep technical application expertise in one or more of SSA’s core transactional processing systems
  • Master's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, or related technical disciplines.
  • Experience working with multiple Government departments or agencies
  • Previous experience working on transformational IT projects in government and/or other complex environments
  • Candidates holding current / active US Government security clearance(s) are highly preferred

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