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The MITRE Corporation Software Engineering Thought Leader in Bedford, Massachusetts

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Department Summary:

Congratulations on taking control of your career! We’re pleased you’re exploring opportunities to evolve and adapt your professional life. MITRE's diversity of sponsor missions, research areas, and cross-corporate capabilities translates into hundreds of meaningful projects at any given time. We invite you to discover how your unique combination of strengths and experiences can benefit our work program in new ways.

The Software Wellness Innovation, Facilitation, and Technology Department in the Software Engineering Innovation Center is seeking a thought leader support, shape, and grow our innovation and vibrant work program. This individual will have an opportunity to help evolve outcomes and strategy, identify and lead new opportunities, and lead key related activities. They will provide thought leadership, technical leadership, and mentorship across a geographically diverse organization and across a number of different domains and technologies.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Thought Leader in a strategic area of focus.

  • Technical and thought leader in one or more domain and technology

  • Contribute directly to sponsor work programs in a strategic level through direct contributions, influence, and strategic work shaping

  • Key member of the organization to shape the department strategy and focus

  • Works in partnership with Project Leaders on an as required and on-going basis to develop opportunities for staff across the division.

  • Active in creating new opportunities for the department and the division.

  • Work with sponsors and project leads to understand their needs and future vision

  • Develop position papers, publications, and proposals to establish technical stature

Basic Qualifications:

  • 10+ years experience in software engineering or related field

  • BA/BS in computer science, software engineering, or related field

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

  • Experience managing projects and/or experience as a direct supervisor / group lead

  • Ability to obtain and maintain Secret clearance

  • Experience developing work programs, shaping work programs, and creating sponsor relationships, especially as related to cyber software engineering, intel, public sector, and/or DOD cyber work programs.

  • 10+ years experience in modern software engineering tools and techniques such as Python, Java, C/C++, and/or Javascript

  • Experience working with large software systems and large software system processes (technical debt mitigation, agile development, system architecture, legacy modernization, etc)

  • Enjoy a balanced work-life with our 50% hybrid schedule.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Active Secret clearance

  • Masters degree in computer science, software engineering, or related field

    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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