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The MITRE Corporation Lead Systems Engineer, Missile Warning in Bedford, Massachusetts

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MITRE is seeking a Lead Systems Engineer with experience in Missile Warning systems, to assess surveillance & warning system requirements, architectures, acquisition programs, and science and technology efforts with respect to modernization and Next-Generation goals and objectives. You will work with multiple organizations to advance the effective and efficient acquisition and modernization of strategic surveillance & warning systems. This will include shaping policies, strategies, science and technology initiatives, research and development efforts, as well as acquisition programs on their requirements; architectures; acquisition, systems engineering, program protection, lifecycle management, and test and evaluation strategies.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assess strategic surveillance & warning system requirements, architectures, acquisition programs, and science & technology efforts with respect to acquisition and enterprise modernization goals and objectives

  • Plan and facilitate the conduct of Independent Program Assessments concerning strategic surveillance & missile warning system acquisition programs

  • Coordinate the conduct of Modeling, Simulation, and Analysis to address critical technical issues with respect to Acquisition and Sustainment goals and objectives for specific space and missiles defense systems

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Physics, or related field

  • 10+ years of relevant experience

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to possess/maintain a TS/SCI clearance

  • Experience with the U.S. Missile Defense requirements, architecture, acquisition programs, and Science and Technology efforts, with emphasis in one or more of the following elements:

  • Ground-Based Warning Systems

  • Space-Based Warning Systems

  • Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV) Threats

  • Battle Management, Command, Control, and Communications infrastructure

  • Self-motivation, with track record of successfully completing assignments and focusing on tangible technical deliverables

  • Strong verbal, written, presentation, and communications skills, including customer engagement and presentation skills

  • A desire to continually learn and master new concepts and technologies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a technical field of study

  • Current/active Secret or higher clearance

  • Current experience with either

  • U.S. Missile Defense architecture, acquisition programs, and Science and Technology efforts, to include the Missile Warning, Missile Tracking, and Battle Management, Command, Control, and Communications elements

  • Nuclear command and control (NC2) communication systems, architecture, and operations

  • Technical task leadership experience

  • Prior experience working with DoD and/or civilian government organizations, particularly

  • Familiarity with the Defense Acquisition System, as well as its relationship to the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System and Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution

This requisition requires the following clearance(s):

Top Secret

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