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

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Department description:

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.

This is an opportunity for creative engineers who are innovative and have a track record of contributing to projects/tasks.

Our department offers challenging opportunities to apply and expand one’s systems architecture modeling, and tradespace analysis skills.

Areas of interest include Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE, MDA, MDD, MDE), Systems of Systems, architecture modeling, analysis of complex systems, and decision support.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluating and comparing alternative architectures using qualitative and quantitative techniques.

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

  • Communicating cost benefit analysis, ROI, analysis of alternatives to Sponsors to enable their educated & informed decisions.

  • 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

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

  • Developing prototypes using Java, Python and related programming languages.

    Basic requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, or related field, 5 + years applicable systems engineering experience; or an equivalent combination of related education and work experience .

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

  • Practical understanding of SysML, UML and other modeling tools, as well as Java, Python and related programming languages.

  • Familiarity with Cameo / MagicDraw, Doors and similar packages.

  • Knowledge of systems architecture and systems design and development.

  • Documented ingenuity for applying a set of technical skills across multiple subject matter domains such as healthcare and defense.

  • Experience with multi-disciplinary modeling and simulation (physics-level, engineering-level and/or operational-level).

  • Project-based teamwork experience

  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel, and Word

  • Must have demonstrated proficiency and strength in verbal, written, PC, presentation, and communications skills.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in technical field of study

  • Preference given to qualified candidates with current clearance.

  • Track record of leadership in SE innovation, research, and publishing

  • Demonstrated technical management for SE projects that require cross-disciplinary collaboration.

  • Knowledge of Analysis of Alternatives, Verification and Validation, Design of Experiments and data analytics.

  • Experience with Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning in the context of engineering AI/ML systems and/or in the context of utilizing AI/ML to evolve the practice of Systems Engineering.

    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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