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The MITRE Corporation Collaboration & Social Computing Group Leader in Bedford, Massachusetts

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The Collaboration and Social Computing Department (L178) is seeking qualified candidates for a Group Leader (GL) position in Bedford to join our department leadership team as a first-line supervisor responsible for developing and growing our talented team, fostering MITRE’s culture, and shaping and enabling department strategy and capability development. The GL should be an experienced software engineer or human-centered engineer with understanding of collaboration science, systems engineering, prototyping, and human-centered engineering principles. This is a 10% position with the expectation that the GL will serve as a lead or individual contributor on one or more projects aligned with the department capabilities and strategy, focusing on collaboration science and technologies, accessibility, human machine teaming, option awareness for decision support, and/or collaborative AI.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Mentor and coach 8-10 group members, conduct regular performance and development conversations, identify opportunities and resources for their growth, and champion their career development

  • Engage with work leads, networks, and the department leadership team to help staff find relevant and engaging tasks and projects based on staff skills, interests, development goals, and career aspirations

  • Participate in regular discussions with staff and their work leads to ensure mutual understanding of expectations, performance, and growth opportunities

  • Track and assess group member performance, share feedback that assists them to become successful, and provide appropriate interventions and guidance when needed

  • Recognize and celebrate outstanding contributions and impacts of group members

  • Communicate/cascade to group members the direction, intent, messaging of MITRE leadership

  • Participate in the department recruiting and hiring process, including screening resumes and candidates, interviewing on technical panels, and providing critical feedback of candidate presentations

  • Work with department leadership to develop and champion initiatives to increase staff engagement

  • Identify new customers and opportunities, help shape new work programs, and generate new business for the department

  • Contribute to achieving department, division, and MITRE Labs goals and objectives

  • Inform and shape department strategy and contribute to the development of department capabilities

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, Human-Computer Interaction, or similar field and 8+ years of experience

  • Understanding of systems engineering, rapid prototyping, human-centered engineering principles and accessibility

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

  • Strong desire to work with and mentor staff and serve in a management role

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to foster effective working relationships with staff and internal and external customers

  • Strong verbal, briefing, and written communications skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates holding an active DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance are highly preferred.

  • Advanced degree in related field of study

    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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