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Agile 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.

Are you curious? Do you like doing things smarter? Are you looking for a professional career where you are challenged with meaningful work, have opportunities to learn, and work collaboratively? Do you have a passion to make break throughs on hard and complex government problems that make an impact?

We are looking for a systems engineer engineer with foundational engineering skills and the ability to learn rapidly and grow his/her agile skillset in support of civilian and defense government agencies. Must be a highly-motivated, adaptive, and self-directed early-career candidate with a wide variety of interests. We utilize the principles and philosophy of Agile Systems Design and Engineering to maximize mission and business value. You will use your skills and abilities to address complex issues of critical national and global significance. This role will help government sponsors adopt and/or tailor any contingent of Agile methodologies, while leveraging systems engineering practices.

The Agile Systems Engineer will provide problem solving for government customers in collaboration with stakeholders from private, federal, state and local sectors. Specific responsibilities will include:

• Provide assistance to federal agencies in agile approaches including Kanban, Scrum, SAFe, Lean, LESS, or other suitable agile approaches.

• Support projects, programs, federal departments and agencies in transitioning to agile and incremental delivery cycles, utilizing digital engineering practices, recommending appropriate team structures, processes, methods, metrics and reporting structures.

• Assist government leaders in defining the context, problem space and vision to determine capabilities, priorities, road maps, transformation plans and next steps.

• Assist in the development of agile processes, plans and architectures at the department and agency business level, identifying their core competencies, defining measures, and identifying capabilities.

Required:

• Must be a US citizen capable of obtaining and maintaining US government clearance.

• Bachelor’s Degree in a technical major (e.g., computer science, systems engineering, information systems, etc.) or equivalent engineering degree.

• 2 + years applicable systems engineering experience

• Demonstrated work experience with Agile/Lean development methodology (e.g. Scrum, Test Driven Development, DevOps, Lean, Lean Six Sigma, Lean Startup, Iterative, etc.). Examples of application or awareness are encouraged to be brought/made available at an interview.

• Strong presentation, facilitation and communication skills

• Ability to define, develop, and deliver high quality work products. Examples are encouraged to be brought/made available at an interview.

Preferred:

• Preference given to qualified candidates with active clearance.

• Experience in the deployment and use of agile design practices and methodologies: design thinking, service design, UX strategies, modular design, agile requirements and design methods, etc.

• Knowledge in one or more of the following capabilities in complex environments:

o Business Process Reengineering / Improvement / Modeling

o Lean Six Sigma

o Business Innovation

o Data Analytics / Optimization

o Enterprise Architecture

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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