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The MITRE Corporation Principal Digital Mission Engineer in Bedford, Massachusetts

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MITRE’s End-to-End Systems Engineering Department is looking for systems engineers with an interest in advancing and applying innovative systems engineering techniques to help solve some of our nation's most critical challenges in delivering services to citizens throughout defense and intelligence, aviation, homeland security, the judiciary, healthcare, and cybersecurity domains. We are looking for highly-motivated, adaptive, and self-directed candidates with a solid systems engineering foundation in or a motivation to build technical skills supporting the development and deployment of nationally important solutions through Systems Requirements and Architecture, System-of-Systems, Systems Thinking and Model-Based Systems Engineering practices

Work Type

This position offers a 50% hybrid schedule.

Job Description:

As a Principal Digital Mission Engineer, you will leverage your systems engineering expertise to lead teams as they analyze, design, implement and integrate enterprise systems and system-of-systems for federal agencies. Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Provide Model Based Systems Engineering, Digital Engineering and Mission Engineering thought leadership and expertise to the development and evaluation of complex federal systems engineering efforts.

  • Lead large multi-disciplinary teams in development and implementation of digital models to support development, integration and acquisition of federal systems and guide the evolution of system of systems.

  • Provide systems engineering expertise across lifecycle phases, focused on requirements analysis, architecture development and analysis, risk assessment and test and evaluation.

  • Develop and champion new systems engineering capabilities and processes focused on Digital Engineering and Digital Mission Engineering that will be applied across the federal government.

  • Lead efforts to develop and employ capabilities of current MBSE and modeling and simulation tools and techniques to address critical problems of the federal government.

  • Drive internal and external research opportunities in cutting edge engineering fields.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics or relevant technical discipline and 10 + years of related experience; or equivalent combination of related education and work experience .

  • Must have at least an active Secret clearance for consideration.

  • Deep experience in architecture modeling to support complex system and large-scale system of systems development.

  • Experience leading complex system, system of systems or mission engineering analysis efforts.

  • Documented success working across organizational business units to deliver innovative solutions of value to both internal and external technical programs.

  • Experience integrating models across modeling and simulation applications to perform detailed analysis by leveraging data from multiple engineering disciplines.

  • Ability to lead technical work in complex, muti-disciplinary and ambiguous situations large, complex, systems or systems of systems projects.

  • Experience leading teams of engineers and analyst conducting complex systems, system of systems or mission engineering level analyses.

  • Proven track record of mentorship and leadership of technical staff.

  • Especially strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong critical thinking skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics or relevant technical discipline.

  • A broad knowledge of digital engineering and operational analysis processes and tools and their application to produce data-driven analysis results to senior government leaders.

  • Demonstrated leadership in developing and leading new work utilizing modern systems engineering, mission engineering and systems of systems engineering methods.

  • Experience developing and leading research efforts aimed at closing critical technology and operational gaps in large, complex organizations.

  • Experience leading on detailed design, development, and deployment programs on complex government systems.

  • Strong interpersonal skills to develop a trusted advisor relationship with senior government leaders, and effectively communicate and collaborate with multiple engineering/program disciplines with proven success in working across organizational boundaries to deliver results.

  • Current active TS/SCI 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):

Top Secret

Salary compensation range and midpoint:

$155,500 - $194,500 - $233,500 Annual

Work Location Type:


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