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The MITRE Corporation Systems Engineer, Senior / Lead in Bedford, Massachusetts

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges—and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day—working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE—and make a difference with us.

Do you like working in a collaborative, team-oriented environment? Do you enjoy solving complex system problems? Would you like to broaden your systems engineering experience across an end-to-end system lifecycle? Would you like to advance in systems engineering methods, processes, and tools?

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.

We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development, and career growth opportunities, within a culture of innovation that values and embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, and collaboration. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE—and make a difference with us.

Roles and Responsibilities:

As an Senior Systems Engineer, you will leverage and grow your systems engineering expertise to provide support across a variety of system development lifecycles, through the design, implementation, and integration of enterprise systems and system-of-systems for federal agencies. Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Apply cutting edge methods and tools (such as Model-Based Systems Engineering, Digital Engineering, Machine Learning, Data Analytics) to assess designs, identify, and mitigate performance constraints and gaps, evaluate proposed changes, and support verification and test, to solve problems that make the world a safer place.

  • Advising government leaders in defining the context, problem space and vision to determine capabilities, priorities, road maps, and technology needs using modern system engineering approaches.

  • Supporting requirements management and analysis, interface management, architecture development and test and evaluation processes.

  • Independently conducting qualitative and quantitative systems engineering analyses that can be translated into actionable recommendations for federal agencies.

  • Leading small teams of systems engineers to develop data-driven products to support government decision making.

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

  • Applying, systems engineering skills to drive a holistic approach to systems development and design.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics or relevant technical discipline.

  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with relevant experience

  • Experience in Systems Engineering tools such as: MagicDraw, Cameo Enterprise Architecture, Rhapsody, Stella, iThink, Anylogic, Systemitool, or relevant SE design tools.

  • Proven ability to work independently to learn and apply new System Engineering/MBSE technologies, techniques, processes, languages, and best practices.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

  • Proven ability to lead development and delivery of data-driven systems engineering products.

  • Experience in leading small teams of engineers to deliver high quality systems engineering products.

  • Experience extending capabilities of systems engineering tools to provide tailored solutions to system requirements, design, and test activities.

  • Experience with advanced model-based systems engineering methods, processes and tools.

  • Experience working with Government preferred, but experience working on system development and design projects in other academic and industry environments will be considered.

Candidates holding current / active US Government security clearance(s) are highly preferred

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):


Salary compensation range and midpoint:

$105,500 - $132,000 - $158,500 Annual

Work Location Type:


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