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Senior Systems Engineer - Huntsville, AL


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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.


MITREs Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Portfolio focuses on systems engineering, systems acquisition, systems verification and fielding, technology assessment, and the enabling sensor, communications, and information technologies. Join us and become a key contributor to resolve some of the most challenging problems of the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS).


As a MITRE Systems Engineer, you will provide technical expertise and apply sound systems engineering principles in areas like sensors, command and control, radars, space, fire control, launchers, and interceptors. Systems Engineers in this domain define and implement engineering trade studies, work collaboratively, assess system capabilities and limitations, and recommend technical approaches to solve critical problems.


Required Qualifications:


The ideal candidate will have proven experience in:

  • Systems Engineering 

  • Missile Defense

  • Requirements development, integration, testing, analysis, and verification

  • Analysis and trade study development to include reporting

  • One or more of the following: missile systems, radars, infrared and visible sensors, communication systems, command and control (C2), fire control, and/or space systems

Candidates must possess the ability to:

  • Clearly communicate complex ideas, both verbal and written 

  • Engage effectively with a wide range of audiences, including senior customer representatives and technical peers

  • Work independently and in a team environment with loosely defined objectives

  • Provide leadership and technical management of tasks to influence and direct teams working on focused technical efforts

  • Effectively communicate FFRDC and MITRE roles to bring differentiated value to the task

  • Obtain and maintain a DoD secret clearance which will require US citizenship.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in one of the following disciplines, Electrical,  Computer or Systems Engineering or similar field and three years of experience.

  • Candidate should possess the ability to be responsible for deliverables or parts of deliverables to customers.