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Agile Systems Engineer, Senior

Company: The MITRE Corporation
Location: Mclean
Posted on: June 13, 2021

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.

Our Agile Systems Engineering team deploys the principles and philosophy of Agile Design and Engineering to maximize mission and business value.

This is an opportunity for highly-motivated, adaptive and self-directed candidates interested in making an impact and doing meaningful work on complex government problems. This role will help government sponsors adopt and/or tailor any contingent of Agile methodologies, while leveraging systems engineering practices. You will contribute to problem identification and for government customers in collaboration with stakeholders from private, federal, state and local sectors.

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Provide transformation assistance and guidance to Federal agencies using Agile approaches including Kanban, Scrum, SAFe, Lean, DAD, LESS, or other suitable agile approaches.
  • 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.
  • Support projects, programs, federal departments and agencies in transitioning to agile and incremental delivery cycles, recommending appropriate team structures, processes, methods, metrics and reporting structures.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in a technical major (computer science, systems engineering, information systems, etc.) or equivalent engineering degree.
  • 5+ years work experience applying agile methodologies (e.g., Scaled Agile Framework, Disciplined Agile Development, Scrum etc.) in various domains such as healthcare, defense and security, and acquisition.
  • Must be a US citizen capable of obtaining and maintaining a US government clearance.
  • Documented success using Agile engineering practices (e.g. Scrum, Feature and Test Driven Development, DevOps, Lean, Lean Six Sigma, Lean Startup, Spiral, Iterative, etc.). Examples are encouraged to be brought/made available at an interview.
  • Ability to define, develop, and deliver high quality work products. Examples are encouraged to be brought/made available at an interview.
  • Experience using agile collaboration and engineering tools.
  • Strong presentation, communication and facilitation skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with a Government departments or agency is preferred, but experience working on Agile Transformation and Rapid Application Design or Prototyping projects in other complex environments may be considered.
  • MS in technical major (e.g., computer science, systems engineering, information systems, etc.)
  • Qualified candidates holding current / active US Government security clearance(s) highly preferred

This requisition requires the following clearance(s):

Secret

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