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Chief Engineer, Cyber Security (Polygraph Clearance)


Annapolis Junction, MD
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The Cyber and Enterprise Systems Division, which is responsible for the execution of MITREs nearby Intelligence Community (IC) and US Cyber Command work programs, is seeking a Division Chief Engineer (CE) to join our leadership team at the MITRE Fort Meade site in Annapolis Junction, Maryland. The Division Chief Engineer works in partnership with the Technical Director, Portfolio Director, and Intelligence Programs CE to ensure execution of a high-impact, high-quality work program that achieves important sponsor mission outcomes.


The Division Chief Engineer makes critically-needed technical contributions through thought leadership, develops technical strategy that informs discretionary investments to support and anticipate work-program shaping, pushes innovation into the work program to transform it, collaborates across the Chief Engineer corps to achieve increases in efficiency and effectiveness, develops an exemplary technical reputation inside and outside of MITRE, and helps to develop and mentor the next generation of technical leaders.


Key Functions:


Technical Strategist:

  • Provide key technical voice for the Division and the Portfolio.

  • Create, maintain, and lead the Program Divisions technical strategy and plan, working in partnership with the Technical Director and Portfolio Director to ensure alignment with the Portfolios Sponsor Strategy and Annual Program Work Plan.

  • Guide technical investments, technical initiatives, and development of staff skills and labs.

  • Serve as a senior technical advisor for key areas of the division work program working closely with project leaders, MITRE portfolio leads, and sponsors.

Technical Leader, Contributor, and Advisor:

  • Lead and participate in high-impact, high visibility work efforts (e.g., Red Teams, Independent Technical Assessments, and Special Studies) that substantially inform key sponsor decisions and enable key sponsor outcomes. Initiate and/or lead independent technical assessments of projects of concern or opportunity.

  • Create, maintain, and lead the program division's technical quality program. Implement and execute division-wide continuous improvement practices incorporating developmental approaches.

  • Shape at program inception to facilitate high-quality, high-impact, technical work.

  • Provide technical thought leadership and collaborate with Project Leaders and Department Chief Engineers to ensure work is delivered with substantive technical content and sponsor value.

  • Create and execute technical review and peer review processes to ensure that the right level of technical vetting is performed throughout the product development life-cycle.

Innovation Leader:

  • Establish partnerships with Technical Center Leadership to ensure technical center subject matter experts are properly leveraged in the execution of the program division's technical quality program.

  • Bring the world to bear (academia, industry, and other Government labs) to bring the best solutions to sponsors and enhance technical quality of MITREs products.

  • In partnership with the Division Technical Integrator, drive innovation into the work program by leveraging the MIP, facilitating engagement between MITRE researchers and relevant sponsors, and overseeing the transition of MIP research results to sponsors to address mission outcomes.


Minimum Skills:

  • Bachelors degree in an applicable discipline, TS/SCI Polygraph clearance, and 15 years of related experience.

  • Demonstrated technical leadership in a relevant domain.

  • Proven track record in managing research programs.

  • Experience in the application and oversight of quality programs.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop trusted relationships and work collaboratively across MITRE and sponsor organizations.

Preferred Skills:

  • Must have excellent oral and written communications skills including a demonstrated ability to work autonomously and as a member of a highly effective technical team.

  • Detailed knowledge of the DoD/Intelligence Community, including the SIGINT and Cyber Operations domains

    Ability to quickly come up to speed on new technologies, acquisition programs, policies, and processes.

  • Ability to collaborate across MITRE and leverage MITRE knowledge of operations, technology, policies and requirements relevant to IC and USCC.

  • Ability to communicate technical requirements and analysis in laymans terms and inform business executives on key technical aspects that enables them to make relevant business-related decisions.

  • Advanced degree in an applicable discipline.