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The MITRE Corporation MBSE Systems Engineer, Lead in Bedford, Massachusetts

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The Emerging Systems Engineering Technologies Department is charged with identifying, developing, and applying new technologies that can address the Government's most challenging Systems Engineering problems.

We have an opportunity open for an MBSE Systems Engineer who is highly motivated, creative, collaborative, and self-directed. This position provides challenging opportunities to apply and expand one’s engineering, systems engineering, innovation and analysis skills.

Specific areas of interest include Digital Engineering (DE), Model Based Engineering (MBE, MBSE, MDA, MDD, MDE), Systems of Systems (SoS), architecture modeling, and analysis of software-intensive systems applying data analysis techniques.Responsibilities include:

  • Create sponsor solutions using enterprise frameworks, such as Web Services principles and Service Oriented Architecture (SOAs).

  • Working within a larger software and systems engineering effort ensuring that developed software will integrate into overall architecture and support deployment approval requirements.

  • Working in a development environment that builds, tests, and deploys software using Agile processes and DevOps and/or DevSecOps

  • Working in a development environment that conducts peer reviews for increased quality and continuous learning of team members

  • Modeling architectures of complex systems using standards-based languages (ex. SysML / UML)

  • Evaluating and comparing alternative architectures using qualitative and quantitative techniques, applying data analytics using languages such as Python and R for the latter

  • Articulating major uncertainties associated with systems architectures, defining risks and opportunities associated with the uncertainties

  • Supporting requirements management, interface management and architecture change management processes

  • Translating analysis results into actionable recommendations for the US Government agencies


  • Must be a US citizen capable of obtaining and maintaining a US DoD clearance.

  • Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Applied Mathematics or relevant technical discipline.

  • 8 or more years’ applicable work experience.

  • Proficiency using UML/SysML, and experience with Model Based Engineering approaches, methods, and techniques, as well as tools such as Rhapsody, MagicDraw, and Enterprise Architect.

  • Documented success using enterprise frameworks, such as Web Services principles and Service Oriented Architecture (SOAs).

  • Hands on expertise using Internet technologies such as HTTP REST, HTTP SOAP, AJAX, web services, and related emerging web standards.

  • Knowledge and experience with XML technology such as XSLT, XML Schema, and XML Namespaces.

  • Experience software development methods, and object-oriented programming skills, including one or more of the following: Java, Python, C++, C#

  • Data Analytics / Data Science skills, including one or more of the following languages and/or data visualization tools: Python, R, JavaScript, SQL, Tableau, Power BI

  • Familiarity with product lifecycle, trade studies, requirements, and interface definitions.

  • Interest in complex multi-disciplinary problems and ability to work with colleagues across engineering domains.

  • Ingenuity for applying a set of technical skills across multiple subject matter fields such as healthcare and defense.

  • Demonstrated ability to build and shape work and teams through collaborative and effective partnership

  • Strong oral/written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong understanding of full lifecycle development methodology skills including modern development processes (Agile development, scrum, DevOps, ALM/PLM).

  • Experience with SQL databases as well as graph databases such as Neo4J.

  • Experience building web applications using languages such as Django and Shiny-R

  • * Preference given to candidates with current DoD clearance

    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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