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Senior/Lead Systems Engineer (Polygraph Clearance)


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.

Key Functions:
Support systems engineering processes in support of mission requirements, perform independent assessments of selected contractor technology and systems to meet the sponsors specific needs, and provide strategic planning recommendations. Apply engineering judgment and make recommendations on sponsors development projects to determine program feasibility and readiness for deployment. Provide and assess input to program plans and other documentation to achieve sponsors implementation objectives. Provide onsite sponsor support consisting of systems engineering, strategic planning, project oversight, and evaluation and assessment of contractor performance and technology domains.Document findings in writing and be able to present/defend findings to senior Sponsor and MITRE management. This position will be primarily located at sponsor site in Northern VA.


Required Qualifications:
Willing to learn and implement specific business processes, operations, and mission capabilities within this sponsor domain. Must be capable of objective issue assessment, strategic planning, independent operation, and data analysis. Possess a demonstrated ability to interact with sponsor project staff to effectively facilitate systems engineering and decision making.  Have the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Technical writing, presentation, and good customer relations skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
A proven track record of leadership, teamwork, 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS Degree, Polygraph clearance, and 3 years' related experience