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The MITRE Corporation Lead Software Engineer - Cloud Computing and DevOps in Bedford, Massachusetts

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The N151 Accelerated Weapons Systems and Readiness Department seeks experienced software developers with expertise in cloud technologies, information security, and Development, Security, and Operations (DevSecOps) strategies. Candidates should have hands-on experience with the design and development of various cloud-based solutions, DevSecOps, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) paradigms. 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 which spans the F-35 Enterprise, Logistics in Contested Environments, and Weapon Systems Integration.

Successful candidates will be responsible for designing and developing application prototypes, reference implementations, and other operationally relevant software in support of MITRE’s Department of Defense (DoD) sponsors, particularly the United States Air Force (USAF). To that end, the individual will be working with both experienced MITRE engineers and government representatives. Duties will include proposing, designing, implementing, and testing software to support Continuous-Integration/Continuous-Delivery (CI/CD) strategies throughout product and infrastructure lifecycle, as well as identifying and implementing process improvements to make agencies more efficient.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Excellent communication, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills.• Ability to thrive in a diverse team environment consisting of MITRE colleagues, project sponsors, government contractors, and active duty military personnel.• Expertise in the software engineering lifecycle, virtualization, cloud computing, system administration, and scripting languages.• Technical knowledge of fundamental concepts of component provisioning, network design, system hardening, and data security and access controls.

Required Qualifications:

•Minimum SECRET security clearance•At least 5-7 years of experience in Information Technology with a broad range of exposure, including cloud computing, continuous integration, automated testing, and deployments• Hands-on experience with Amazon Web Service (AWS), Microsoft Azure, VMWare, and/or OpenStack• Experience with containers and automated configuration management tools such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, and/or Amazon Cloud Formation scripts• Experience with object-oriented and scripting languages such as Python, Bash, Ruby, Java, and/or Go• BS in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical or Computer Engineering, or a similar field

Preferred Qualifications:

•TOP SECRET security clearance•8+ years of experience in Information Technology with a broad range of exposure, including cloud computing, continuous integration, automated testing, and deployments• Ability to analyze cloud infrastructure and recommend improvements for performance gains and/or cost efficiencies• Familiarity with Software Defined Networking (SDN)• Familiarity with government regulations for security and privacy controls of federal information, such as NIST Special Publication 800-53 or Intelligence Community Directive 503• MS in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electrical or Computer Engineering, or a similar field

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