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The MITRE Corporation Distinguished Chief Engineer/Scientist in Bedford, Massachusetts

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 challenges—and 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 day—working 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 MITRE—and make a difference with us.

The Enterprise Computing, Information, and Security (ECIS) Center seeks a Chief Engineer (CE) who will be responsible for driving the development of technical solutions that advances MITRE’s intelligent enterprise and good growth strategy. This entails evolution of technical capabilities, experimentation of new technologies, rigorous technical quality needed for operational capabilities at scale, and partnering with stakeholders across the MITRE Sectors, Labs, and corporate functions. The CE will oversee technical strategies, architectures, and roadmaps that inform investments and new capability development. The CE provides both systems-of-systems and in-depth technical leadership across a range of disciplines including infrastructure, software, information technology, knowledge management, and information security.

Essential Job Functions, Accountabilities, and Authorities:

Technical Impact

  • Drive new technical solutions for the enterprise that are catalysts for MITRE’s business, mission impact, and good growth strategy.

  • Ensure that portfolios/projects across ECIS are driving coherent enterprise change.

  • Advance new architectural approaches that lead to a more capable, scalable, agile, and secure enterprise.

  • Lead development of technical solutions and approaches in our enterprise that can serve as an exemplar for MITRE’s sponsors and partners.

  • Advance the infrastructure and service offerings to the direct program across the full spectrum of unclassified, classified, sensitive, and advanced computing needs.

Technical Quality

  • Drive technical quality across the range of new capabilities as well as operations and sustainment.

  • Enhance the ability of ECIS to manage the enterprise technical baseline using architecture products, standards, and increased automation.

  • Provide technical review across a range of activities --from system-of-systems trade-space to key implementation topics.

  • Drive a continuous tempo of experimentation and initial operating capabilities to accelerate innovation and mitigate technical risk.

Strategy Development

  • Advance the intelligent enterprise strategy, including identifying new areas to develop and areas to shape out of, guiding investments, and ensuring that the strategy is strongly aligned to the most important needs of MITRE.

  • Identify disruptive technologies, new business models, and novel integrative solutions that can provide significant benefit for MITRE.

Staff Development

  • Mentor, train, and develop the chief engineers and senior technical staff within ECIS.

  • Contribute to staff development, talent assessment, and planning (hiring, mentoring, and training needs), including senior staff across Centers.

  • Participate in furthering initiatives that cultivate MITRE’s cultural attributes across ECIS.

Partnership and Initiatives

  • Lead cross-Center technical initiatives with MITRE wide impact, potentially involving visibility with MITRE’s Board of Trustees

  • Lead cross-Division technical initiatives with notable complexity, developing strategy for project execution and enterprise deployment.

  • Connect broadly and deeply with sectors and MITRE Labs, to bring an outside-in and direct program perspective to ECIS priorities and execution.

MITRE’s Key Cultural/Behavior Attributes:

  • Speed – We move quickly to capture new and fleeting opportunities and deliver solutions when they are most relevant. We also conduct our internal operations with urgency, decisiveness, and streamlined approaches.

  • Risk-taking – We recognize that leading change requires taking risks, and we do things that are considered bold, because they are the right things to do.

  • Adaptability – We proactively adapt to the changing environment, seeking out the hardest problems because we are motivated by the good that will come from them. We show a new willingness to change our practices and behaviors.

  • Grace and respect – We operate in an environment where the stakes are high as we take on some of the biggest public interest problems facing society. As we move with speed and take risks, it is imperative that we offer each other grace and respect.

  • Collaboration – Innovation is at the intersection of inclusion and diversity. To unlock our collective potential, we collaborate across our diverse populations, projects, and teams.

MITRE’s Key Leadership Effectiveness Attributes:

  • Deep technical expertise

  • Willingness to collaboratively debate, with cross-functional collaboration being crucial.

  • Immersion in details while leading vision, mission, and strategy.

  • LEADS: Has integrity, models the values of MITRE, innovative and creative problem-solving ability, strategic and visionary thinking, effective communicator, demonstrates presence, drives change and systems transformation, collaborates with partners, sponsors, and colleagues.

  • DEVELOPS: Attracts and develops diverse talent, coaches employees through performance and growth opportunities, provides feedback, manages difficult conversations, develops successor, enables an inclusive community.

  • ACHIEVES RESULTS: Demonstrates accountability for business outcomes, is a good steward of resources.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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 or equivalent and 15 years of related experience.

  • Demonstrated technical leadership in systems, software, and information technology domains.

  • A track record of bringing software and IT systems from concept to operational deployment.

  • The ability to work across a broad range of stakeholders and focus enterprise IT on solutions that advance the business, company strategy, and sponsor missions.

  • Experience in the application and oversight of technical quality.

  • Active SECRET clearance required, with ability to hold Top-Secret/SCI clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current experience with key enterprise technologies to include zero trust, IDAM, SaaS solutions, knowledge management, and infrastructure automation.

  • Knowledge of practices and tools for enabling information security and compliance.

  • The candidate should have experience mentoring and developing other technical leaders.

  • A track record of industry outreach and partnering, as well as external technical stature.

  • MS or equivalent and 15 years of related experience

This requisition requires the following clearance(s):

Top Secret/SCI

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