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The MITRE Corporation Associate Systems Engineer in Bedford, Massachusetts

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The Accelerated Weapons Systems and Readiness Department (N151) is transforming warfighter operations by accelerating the adoption and fielding of advanced weapons systems capabilities. We accomplish our mission by integrating operational domain knowledge, validated mission threads, and digital engineering to rapidly prototype capabilities and assess tradeoffs in virtual environments through representative modeling, simulation, and experimentation. We strongly value deep technical and operational expertise, a mission-oriented mindset, and a desire to firmly link the acquisition of advanced capabilities to operational warfighters, analysts, and end-users in the mission outcomes supported by our Operations in Contested Environments (N150) work program: F-35 Enterprise and Weapons Systems Integration.

  • F-35 Enterprise – integrate the F-35 Enterprise into the Force by enabling U.S., partner nations, and international allies to execute future kill chains effectively and efficiently in contested environments.

  • Weapon Systems Integration – accelerate the delivery of future weapons systems and advanced capabilities to execute future kill chains effectively and efficiently in contested environments.

Job Responsibilities:

Our Department is seeking candidates with knowledge and interest in systems engineering. Candidates should have experience with requirements definition, use cases, workflow models, and other artifacts that capture the mission and intent of a system. The selected individual will be responsible for designing, developing, and verifying reference weapon system implementations and other operationally relevant digital artifacts in support of MITRE’s sponsors. The focus of this work is to accelerate transformational capabilities to the warfighter through prototyping, experimentation, and deep outreach to the operational community. This work is a critical segment of the Department’s overall work program.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • R equires less than 1 year of related experience with a related Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of related education and work experience.

  • Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.

Required Qualifications:

  • BS in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a similar field

  • Ability to obtain a SECRET security clearance

  • Understanding of principles of systems engineering and approaches for evidence-driven decision making

  • At least one year of academic or industry experience with systems integration and analysis; data modeling; software/system design; and/or requirements analysis

  • At least one year of academic or industry experience with technical assessments of systems, technologies, and/or processes to align with business, mission, or project strategies and outcomes

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active SECRET Security Clearance

  • Two years of relevant work experience

  • At least one year of industry experience with exposure to range of systems engineering lifecycle activities (requirements, design, development, testing, deployment, sustainment).

  • Academic or industry experience with

  • Digital engineering modeling tools such as Cameo, NoMagic, and Rhapsody

  • Requirements management tools such as IBM rational DOORS

  • Cloud technologies such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure

  • Programming and Scripting Languages such as Java, Python, C++, and C#

    This requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s):

    This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s):

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