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The MITRE Corporation Software Engineer (Naval Aviation) in Bedford, Massachusetts

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The Naval Aviation Department at MITRE is seeking a software engineer experienced in development and optimization of embedded, real-time software. The applicant must have a wide breadth of knowledge in software engineering across the software development lifecycle, have the curiosity to explore emerging technology in the real-time embedded space, have a passion for continual learning, and work well as a consultant. S/he should be comfortable working outside of his or her areas of expertise to help identify and describe local customer/sponsors problems to others and assist in project definition and shaping within the Naval Aviation Portfolio.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as a trusted advisor to the Sponsor, advising them across all aspects of the software engineering lifecycle

  • Collaborate with other engineering disciplines as part of Integrated Product Teams, and help define both program and technical direction

  • Architect, design and implement software for complex, real-time, embedded systems

  • Assess current systems, and conduct independent trade studies to shape the direction of the Navy’s next generation of aviation systems

  • Engage across a wide range of non-technical stakeholders to help them understand software related concepts, challenges, and proposed solutions

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS and 8 years related 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in SW Engineering or Computer Science or related field

  • Good communication skills and the ability to present highly technical material to a diverse audience

  • Strong background in software engineering and requirements development & management

  • Naval Aviation Domain knowledge/experience

  • Demonstrated experience in performing analytical work

  • Possess and maintain a Top Secret/SCI level security clearance

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