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Principal Software Systems Engineer

Company: MITRE
Location: McLean
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Job Description:

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.

Responsibilities include:

• Conducts operational, architecture and impact analysis spanning both software and hardware architectures

• Develops system simulation frameworks, performance models and algorithms, threat models and command and control models

• Investigates systems that exhibit intelligent behavior to accomplish tasks that involve capabilities such as perception, learning, navigation, planning, and cooperation

• Designs and develops software systems or applications for improvements and new products

• Conducts research in design, development, testing and utilization of computer hardware and software

Minimum Qualifications:

• BS and 10 years of related experience, including 2 years of leadership 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 Computer Science, Software Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or related field

• 10+ years of relevant experience

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

• Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel, and Word

• Must have demonstrated proficiency and strength in verbal, written, PC, presentation, and communications skills

• Proficient in one or more high-level languages (e.g., Java, C#/.NET, Python, JavaScript, C++)

• Experience working with Agile methodologies (Scrum, Lean Startup, XP) and multi-functional teams (Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Developers, Designers, Business Analysts)

• Experience with cloud infrastructure and services (e.g., Amazon Web Services, OpenStack, Terraform)

• Experience with VMs and Containers (e.g., Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Docker)

• Experience DevOps tools (e.g., Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Maven, Jenkins)

• Technical task leadership experience

• A desire to continually learn and master new technologies

• Ability to communicate highly technical issues in less technical terms to a wide variety of partner audiences

• Experience working with DoD and/or civilian government organizations on software development using modern practices (e.g. Agile, DevSecOps, Lean).

• Experience with the DoD acquisition system and DoD IT acquisition programs

Preferred Qualifications:

• Advanced degree in technical field of study

• Candidates that possess a current/active DoD Secret or higher clearance are preferred

• Working knowledge of Source Control systems (e.g., Git, Subversion)

• Experience with directory services (LDAP, AD) and SSH

• Experience with the automation of network routing, VM template creation, and/or test engineering pipelines

• Experience with full stack web development

• Experience with Major DoD software development programs and cloud solutions, ie PlatformOne

• Experience with DoD major weapon and IT systems

MITRE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. MITRE recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual identity, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status.

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