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The MITRE Corporation Operational Technology Engineering and Response - Capability Area Lead in Bedford, Massachusetts

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Department Summary:

The Critical Infrastructure Assessments, Analytics, and Resiliency (L541) department provides experience at the intersection of engineering disciplines and cybersecurity to our government and industry partners. Our team is made up of Operational Technology (OT) SMEs -- Detection Engineers, Embedded Device Specialists, Mobile Cybersecurity Experts, and more -- dedicated to implementing defensive operations and activities to secure our nation’s critical infrastructure. We develop and maintain MITRE technologies focused on OT cybersecurity including (e.g., ATT&CK for ICS, ATT&CK for Mobile, Caldera for OT), execute critical infrastructure assessments (e.g., Infrastructure Susceptibility Analysis), and collaborate with our government sponsors on cutting edge research, development of lab test environments, and guide our sponsors’ strategic direction and policies.

L541 combines specialized knowledge in security and safety engineering to continuously develop, refine, and tailor capabilities to meet the unique requirements and constraints associated with operational technologies in critical infrastructure (CI). The department moves the state-of-the-art CI cybersecurity by sharing our thought leadership both within and outside of MITRE via TEMs, conferences, presentations, and publications, creating a world with safe and resilient cyber infrastructure.

Job Description:

MITRE’s Cyber Infrastructure Protection Innovation Center is seeking a technical Capability Area Lead (CAL) for Operational Technology (OT) Engineering and Response. The CAL will be a member of the department leadership team responsible for generating work, advising on technical capabilities, and mentoring in the area OT Engineering and Response. They will serve as the technical subject matter expert on engineering cybersecurity solutions and response techniques for OT. The CAL will provide guidance and mentorship to technical staff and interface with division leadership to develop and execute strategy and lead the development of technical products.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of CIPIC’s technical offerings associated with engineering solutions used to identify, protect, detect, respond, and recover from cyber threats within critical infrastructure.

  • Coordinate stakeholders, both internal and external, to align technical work products with sponsor challenges. Tasks include proposing new work areas, building and maintaining relationships with existing programs, and shepherding novel research ideas in the field. This also includes developing new sponsor relationships, and assisting with bring in new work.

  • Align internal MITRE staff with work program opportunity and provide technical oversight to existing work product development.

  • Leverage and maintain relevant knowledge of cybersecurity best practices for OT across CI sectors. Stay up-to-date with current and emerging technology trends and inform strategic recommendations to provide optimal guidance to our sponsors.

  • In addition to performing duties as an individual contributor on tasks, participate in and provide oversight to technical work product reviews associated with the capability area.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience, interest, and proven success with cybersecurity an operational technology domain (examples (not limited to) include: Industrial Control Systems, space or weapon systems, maritime systems, healthcare).

  • Ability to actively engage with others to solve challenging technical problems with demonstrated experience leading cybersecurity engineering teams.

  • Typically requires a minimum of 10 years of related experience with a bachelor’s degree; or 7 years and a master’s degree; or a PhD with 4 years’ experience; or equivalent combination of related education and work experience.

  • Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.

  • Possess working knowledge of or strong interest in core cybersecurity principals, policies, and standards.

  • Current possession or ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret level security clearance.

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hands-on experience with designing, programming, and troubleshooting PLCs, DCS, IEDs, field instrumentation, and OT networks.

  • Experience working with industry or government organizations tasked with the OT cybersecurity mission.

  • Demonstrated technical expertise with control systems in operational environments (e.g. manufacturing, energy, water/wastewater, or equivalent) with awareness of the technical details associated with typical industrial control system installations.

  • Knowledge and familiarity with the current state of the OT security landscape (commercial and government experience both relevant).

  • Knowledge and familiarity with cybersecurity policies and standards, including: NIST SP 800-82, NERC-CIP, DoD Zero Trust Strategy, IEC 62443.

    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

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