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The MITRE Corporation NC3 Systems Engineer Associate Project Lead in Bedford, Massachusetts

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Department Summary:

N132 and our portfolio partner, Nuclear Enterprise Portfolio, are seeking an Associate Project Lead (APL) for the NC3 Systems Engineering Project. The NC3 SE project is a top priority project in the AF Nuclear Enterprise Portfolio. The NC3 SE project supports AF Nuclear Weapons Center NC3 Integration Directorate (AFNWC/NC) and is a top priority project in the AF Portfolio. This critical 36 STE project focuses on defining the 2030 AF NC3 Weapon System capability and evolution plans via system-of-system engineering analysis and modeling. The APL will also be responsible to assist the PL in all facets of leading the project team, shaping strategy, and managing the project.

Job Description:

  • The Associate Project Lead will assist the Project Lead with a wide range of responsibilities including:

  • Providing strategic and technical leadership as a trusted advisor

  • Work closely with the MITRE AF Nuclear Enterprise portfolio leaders to develop and work shape MITRE’s tasks aligned with AFGSC outcomes and coordinate with cross-cutting MITRE initiatives

  • Provide leadership and direction to the Projects Task Leaders

  • Work shaping – Support to PL in overall strategy, outcome, products; manage alignment of MIP/capstone/etc. to project efforts

  • Product quality control – run/conduct in-progress task/analysis reviews, peer reviews, TILs, product distribution, program execution reviews etc.

  • Customer interaction – AFNWC senior leadership, division leadership, branch chiefs, individual Govt personnel

  • MITRE Backplane –Proactively seek out and execute on collaboration opportunities with projects across MITRE, share products to maximize the impact of work done in support of AFNWC, and bring back work from across the company to accelerate AFNWC project objectives

  • Project administration - Clarity, financials, project pages, meeting coordination, status reports, facility management, task management and expectation setting for project contributors

  • Staff management – On-boarding; handle/process requests for CAC, NIPR, SIPR, VR, SharePoint, ISIL, Secret labs, SCI, JWICS, etc

Basic Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability in at least one technology or mission area relevant to the AFNWC work program (radio frequency communications, networking, MBSE, C2 missions), leadership, system development/prototyping/acquisition, enterprise/systems engineering and architecture development of sophisticated systems

  • Expertise in performing concept development, strategic planning, requirements development, market research, technology feasibility and evolution studies, and acquisition support

  • Exceptional communications, collaboration, organization, and leadership skills

  • Proven ability to develop a trusted advisor relationship with a DoD/government sponsor

  • Support key sponsor engagements including travel requirements up to once per month

  • Shown success in working across organizational boundaries to deliver results

  • Demonstrated management of technical tasks and large engineering teams

  • Experience building or using DE methods, conducting analysis, and providing recommendations to support planning and decision-making

  • Effective organizational skills and discipline to keep the project well-scoped and the team driven to accomplish specific project objectives

  • Top Secret Clearance

  • Typically requires a minimum of 10 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Communications Engineering, Computer Science or related technical field; or 8 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 5 years’ experience; or equivalent combination of related education and work experience.

  • This position requires a minimum of 50% hybrid on-site

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Domain knowledge of Nuclear Enterprise and the Nuclear Command, Control and Communications (NC3) Enterprise

  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills

  • Experience with capabilities trade analysis, mission analysis, information assurance, systems integration, and understanding of the relationships between operational, technical, and system’s architectures

  • Significant experience as a technical or program manager, experience supporting major acquisition programs

  • Demonstrated experience leading geographically separated teams with the diverse background and skills

  • Significant experience in key technology areas: Digital Engineering (MBSE, OTB), Mission Defense (Cyber, Safety, Surety), and systems engineering

  • Ability to quickly respond to changing program and political environment while keeping strategic focus intact

  • An active TS//SCI clearance is desirable, the ability to acquire and hold one is required

    This requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s):

Top Secret

This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s):

Top Secret/SCI

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