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The MITRE Corporation Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence Model Based Systems Engineer in Bedford, Massachusetts

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MITRE’s Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems (AIAS) Department has a new opportunity for a strong technical candidate with a STEM degree to join an innovative team of engineers focused on development of autonomous systems and AI solutions for sponsor needs and developing robotics capabilities for a safer world. The right candidate will enjoy a fast-paced team environment and working with cutting-edge technology. The candidate for this position will work a wide variety of challenging activities in direct support of sponsor programs and will support MITRE’s AI and autonomy efforts.

Responsibilities include:

  • Understand MBSE and how requirements generation and system design practices can be incorporated into autonomous systems and AI development

  • Evaluate sponsor projects, missions, and use cases to implement requirements creation and MBSE best practices on projects

  • Work and/or lead teams to implement and evaluate autonomy/AI algorithms on robotics hardware and cloud-based computing environments

  • Evaluate autonomy and AI solutions/test tools and compare to sponsor requirements and needs.


Basic Qualification:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Engineering Physics, Systems Engineering, Computer Science, or Software Engineering, or similar field

  • At least 5 years of professional experience and advanced degree

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

  • Familiarity with robotics-relevant fields, such as computer vision, deep learning, machine learning, planning, human machine teaming, and multi-robot systems

  • Experience in systems engineering, requirements development, and Model Based Systems Engineering

  • Familiarity with the state of the art in the field.

  • Knowledge of the challenges of developing autonomous and AI systems

Requirements / must have for consideration:

  • Must be a US citizen able to obtain and maintain a US government clearance **

  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel, and Word

  • Must have demonstrated proficiency and strength in verbal, written, PC, presentation, and communications skills

  • Proven ability to work independently to learn new technologies, techniques, processes, languages, platforms, systems

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with the ability to foster relationship development with sponsors


  • Advanced degree in technical field of study

  • U.S. Citizen with active/current DoD Secret Clearance

  • Knowledge of systems engineering techniques and how they can be applied to robotics, autonomous systems, and AI technologies

  • Experience leading either technical or project teams, or serving as a direct supervisor

  • Familiarity with cloud-based computing systems, especially in context of CI/CD implementations and automated unit testing

  • Experience using modern MBSE tools (Rhapsody, Cameo, etc…)

  • Experience analyzing requirements and system designs and using modern Systems Engineering toolchains (DOORS, JIRA, etc…)

  • Experience AI/Autonomy performance metrics/measures, KPPs, KSAs, etc.

  • Experience with object-oriented programming languages such as C++ and python

  • Knowledge of software engineering practices such as continuous integration, source control, software testing

This requisition requires the following clearance(s):


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