The MITRE Corporation Network Technology and Security Group Leader in Bedford, Massachusetts

Network Technology and Security Group Leader


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MITRE's Network Technology and Security department, T864, a member of the Networking and Infrastructure Technical Center, is seeking a Group Leader to join our leadership team. The selected candidate will be part of leading a talented team of approximately 55 engineers supporting a wide range of important sponsors and research activities while actively helping to shape T864’s strategic direction and leading key initiatives to help make the strategy a reality.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Department Head, Co-Department Head and other Group Leaders to grow technical capabilities through targeted recruiting, work program development, and further strengthening of the department’s research program. The candidate will be expected to select a broad technological focus area and assist the department in growing expertise and work in that area as well as engaging with experts both inside and outside of MITRE. The Group Leader will be an active participant in department business operations, strategic engagement with portfolios and project leaders, and mentoring of staff. As a tech center department, this is an outstanding opportunity to work across multiple sponsors and to mentor staff working across multiple technical disciplines in infrastructure and networking. In T864, group leaders have a substantial voice in operating the department and opinions are strongly valued. Come join us in continuing to build a world class department.

The Group Lead role requires a 10% commitment with increased activity at some points during the year. It is a suitable role for Level 4 and Level 5 candidates. Exceptional Level 3 candidates may be considered as well. Since the department is located in Bedford, the candidate must be located in Bedford and any external candidates must transfer to T864.


Department and Team Engagement:

  • Serve as the direct supervisor (DS) for 10-12 assigned team members, including conducting regular performance and development conversations with group members, engaging with work leaders for feedback, participating in assessment, promotion, and salary discussions for team members, assistance in team member goal development

  • Provide mentorship and coaching to team members across the department to increase engineering stature and opportunities for professional growth

  • Contribute to finding work opportunities that support team member’s personal goals, department and division goals, and sponsor outcome priorities

  • Serve as an advocate for 10-12 assigned team members to the department, division and greater MITRE, providing upward feedback, addressing concerns and furthering opportunities through work programs, training, research and department activities

Recruiting and Hiring:

  • Play an active role in the department recruiting and hiring process including external engagement with universities to attract talent, networking to identify targeted hires, screening of resumes, attending candidate presentations, and conducting technical interviews

External and Internal Engagement:

  • Significant engagement with Project Leaders and Task Leaders to cultivate new opportunities, to match the right engineering talent to outcomes, and to ensure high technical quality deliveries

  • Proactively work across MITRE to develop new work opportunities and drive development of new technical capabilities for the department/division

Department Strategy

  • Active leader in developing and implementing department strategy to grow capabilities in network technology and security, improve department technical stature, develop new work opportunities, and streamline business processes

  • Communicate strategy to group members and encourage active engagement to meet strategic objectives



  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Technical domain knowledge in one of the following areas preferred: networking, network security, cloud computing, or related disciplines

  • Demonstrated ability to take risk and achieve significant work program, sponsor, or organizational outcomes

  • Strong desire to engage broadly across MITRE and with external organizations to help achieve strategic objectives

  • Experience proposing and executing independent research activities

  • Desire to develop early career team members and assist them in navigating career options/paths at MITRE

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent field of study


Bachelor’s Degree in one of the following disciplines, Electrical, Computer or Systems Engineering and 3 years related experience. The candidate will demonstrate advanced principles, theories, concepts comparable to those obtained with a master's degree in the fields listed below. The candidate demonstrates sponsors'/customers' missions, domains, challenges. Fully responsible for deliverables—including definition, completion, and technical quality, as well as assuring consistency across the responsibility span.

Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location United States-Massachusetts-Bedford

This requisition requires a clearance of Secret

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Job Posting Feb 8, 2019, 9:34:22 AM

Req ID: 00052492

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