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Senior Autonomous Systems Engineer - McLean ,VA


McLean, VA
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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 challengesand 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 dayworking 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 MITREand make a difference with us.



The Army Programs Division, Systems Analysis, Interoperability & Integration Department (SA2I) has a business need to enhance and strengthen our current capabilities with autonomous systems in order to provide our sponsors with more impactful solutions. The SA2I Department is seeking a highly motivated senior engineer experienced in autonomous systems and robotics to expand our work program and respond to growing sponsor interest in this area. This position requires collaboration, communication, and coordination with current SA2I efforts to ensure the delivery of fully integrated solution to our sponsors. This position requires a domain knowledge in autonomous systems being developed across industry, academia, and the government, as well as an awareness of sponsor needs and areas where MITRE can have impact. This position also requires strong project management and leadership skills.



  • Understand the breadth of autonomous systems across the different domains (DoD, Services, Intelligence Community, DHS, Industry and Academia)

  • Experience articulating autonomy specific challenges (in perception, reasoning, behaviors, collaborations), critical issues, gaps as well as familiarity with the current state of the art in the field

  • Possess an interim secret clearance



  • Ability to engage and interact effectively with senior government executives, program managers, and contractors

  • Strong presentation skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work both independently and with a team

  • Masters or PhD in one of the following disciplines: Electrical, Applied Math, Operations Research, Physics, or Computer Science 

  • Possess an active secret clearance


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in one of the following disciplines, Electrical, Applied Math, Operations Research, Physics, Computer Science,  Computer Science or similar field.  

  • 3 years of related experience