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The MITRE Corporation Mission Engineer Lead in Bedford, Massachusetts

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Department Summary:

MITRE’s Strengthen Coalition Capabilities (N124) Department is seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual to fill the position of Mission Engineer Lead in support of a Partner Nation project. The successful candidate will be responsible for executing several studies associated with enhancing a Partner Nation’s defensive capabilities in the area of Integrated Air and Missile (IAMD). Well qualified candidates should have an understanding of the counter Unmanned Aircraft System (c-UAS) mission in addition to familiarity with Systems of Systems (SoS) architecture modeling. This position provides a challenging opportunity to apply and expand one’s systems architecture, modeling, and trade space analysis skills. This is an 18-month assignment with extended business trips with a possibility of extending beyond 18-months with an expected start date of August 15th.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of Systems Engineers and Operations SMEs through a Mission Engineering (ME) analysis of a c-UAS mission for a Partner Nation (PN).

  • Apply Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) practices, methods, and tools to address our sponsor and partners' most pressing challenges.

  • Apply knowledge and principles of acquisitions, architecture design, system integration, risk assessment/management, and other systems engineering disciplines to support recommendations to address customer challenges.

  • Collaborate within MITRE and relevant partners to contribute to greater practice of Digital Engineering (DE) / Mission Engineering (ME) across the enterprise.

  • Evaluating and comparing alternative architectures using qualitative and quantitative techniques; exploring large trade spaces.

  • System Design and development (such as software development), systems modernization, and architecture.

  • Articulating major uncertainties associated with systems architectures, defining risks and opportunities associated with the uncertainties.

  • Identifying or developing metrics to measure and analyze relevant system properties, such as robustness, resiliency, interoperability, quality, robustness, and maintainability.

  • Supporting requirements management, interface management and architecture change management processes

  • Translating analysis results into actionable recommendations for the U.S. Government agencies.

  • Develop technical papers and presentations that can communicate such activities as architecture designs, Analysis of Alternatives, informational presentations, and technical analysis.

  • In coordination with work leader, assist in developing work proposals that align with customers and sponsors needs.

  • Work closely with foreign military members.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or related field; or 6 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 3 years’ experience; or equivalent combination of related education and work experience.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen with ability to possess and maintain a U.S. DoD Secret clearance

  • Ability to leverage systems analysis— technical and functional skillsets, maintain relationships with internal and external government representatives.

  • Familiarity with Digital Engineering tools to include Cameo, MATLAB, and AFSIM

  • Interest in complex multi-disciplinary problems

  • Expertise in systems and enterprise architecture

  • Mastery of modern system engineering methods

  • Experience rendering objective evaluation of vendor products and approaches

  • Ingenuity in applying a set of technical skills across multiple subject matter domains associated with c-UAS

  • Extended trips - up to 30% of your time spent on travel

  • This position requires a minimum of 50% hybrid on-site

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or related field and 10+ years applicable experience; or equivalent combination of related education and work experience

  • Experience decomposing defense doctrine into Mission Threads

  • Experience defining Mission Engineering Threads give a Mission Thread and reference architecture

  • Proficiency in a least one programming language (e.g., Python, Java) to prototype capabilities and analyze data

  • Ability to maintain a U.S. DoD Top Secret clearance

  • Advanced degree in related field of study

  • Experience with multi-disciplinary modeling and simulation (physics-level, engineering-level and/or socio-technical-level)

  • Knowledge of methods for assessing the impacts of emerging technologies

  • Track record of leadership in Systems Engineering (SE) innovation, research, and publishing

  • Ability to transform state-of-the art in research for application to complex SE problems

  • Demonstrated technical management for SE projects that require cross-disciplinary collaboration

  • Experience working with foreign militaries

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