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The MITRE Corporation Lead Defensive Cyber Operations/Infrastructure Engineer 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.

MITRE's Resilient Weapon Systems Department is seeking a Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO)/Infrastructure Engineer to provide expertise and support to the most critical challenges our sponsors and their missions face. Our teams provide technical expertise and guidance using state of the art capabilities, tools, and methods to enhance programs defensive posture to thwart advanced adversarial attacks. Our main sponsors possess the policy, warfighting, organizational, and program responsibilities within the Air Force Nuclear Enterprise.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Familiar with disciplines such as: information warfare, networks/contested networks, sensitive environments, Risk Management Framework (RMF), DCO.

  • Strong leadership skills to advise and influence and lead cyber operations and development teams

  • Well versed on DCO ELK Stack scripting, apache web server, threat casting, threat hunting, behavioral analyses.

  • Work directly with the DCO Systems Architect to integrate new tools as appropriate and maintain current functionality of the system.

  • Lead and contribute to technical products that enable data-driven decisions and result in impactful mission outcomes.


  • Two to Five years’ experience in DoD Cyber Operations

  • Well-rounded professional experience will include information warfare, advanced cyber threats, adversary methodologies, and cyber threat intelligence analysis.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to acquire and maintain a Top Secret clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Documented successes in detecting/preventing malicious cyber activities

  • Well-rounded professional experience will include information warfare, advanced cyber threats, adversary methodologies, and cyber threat intelligence analysis.

  • DoD 8570 Certification for IAT Level III (CASP CE or CISSP)

  • Bachelor's or higher degree in a technical field

  • Experience in DevOps Engineering principles and technical implementations

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