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Chief Engineer, Advanced Capabilities

Company: MITRE Corporation
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: April 3, 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. The Advanced Capabilities Department seeks a Chief Engineer (CE) who can integrate across the Integrated All-Domain Effects work programs, partner Program Divisions, MITRE Labs, NSEC Outcome Leads and externally with key stakeholders to lead critical technical aspects of the work program. The CE will be a core leader, executing the mission strategy of the division: enabling power projection against peer competitors in the highly contested environment. For the Advanced Capabilities Department this involves supporting project mission outcomes through prototype delivery, kill chain modeling, and integrating projects with MTIRE's JADC2 concepts. The Chief Engineer responsibilities include:Technical Quality

  • Lead technical quality efforts and development of technical quality standards within Advanced Capabilities work program
  • Partner with business and people leadership, providing input on quality of goals to operationalize the good growth strategy - this includes quality of staff hired, development of staff, and training initiatives to ensure appropriate technical quality is achieved
  • Drive technical quality across the Advanced Capabilities Department mission areaTechnical Impact
    • Ensure the technical strength of the work program by shaping its content, participating in technical product definition and reviews, and bringing a perspective that reflects knowledge of the domain, understanding of the state of the art and practice in technology, and comprehension of MITRE and key external communities.
    • Ensure individual projects are driving change at a technical level, while partnering with project leaders to ensure the project itself is the right level impact for MITRE, during its inception and onset.
    • Provide input into the Mission Value Chains ("MVCs") used to trace mission outcomes to MITRE technical work and products, at the department level
    • Provide input into MVCs at the division levelStrategy Development
      • Developing and leading execution of the mission or technical strategy and core competency areas, and collaborating at the department/division level to focus on impact and growth of these core competencies.
      • Develop the strategy for enhancing a technical specialty within MITRE or how that specialty is used, including the ability to call for a technical review on a specific project within the scope of the Chief Engineer
      • Develop the strategy for enhancing a technical field within MITRE or how that field is used including research, internal and external initiatives, and partnershipsStaff Development
        • Mentoring and developing technical staff,
        • Leads efforts in deliberately growing the organization's core competency areas and ensuring deliberate early career workforce shaping by growing expertise based on training, mentoring, and project work opportunities.
        • Staff development and input into talent assessment and development planning (hiring, mentoring, and training needs), including senior staff across Centers. Develop and define cultural initiatives in partnership with others to meet desired culture.Partnerships and Initiatives
          • Developing and maintaining relationships with key technical leaders across MITRE program divisions, MITRE Labs, MITRE Platforms, and externally for new project collaboration opportunities, technical skillset development, and technical quality.
          • Working with other chief engineers, support MITRE's Innovation Program (MIP), which is MITRE's internal R&D program to fund and pursue projects beyond our direct sponsor requests, to generate impact, Innovation leads, Outcome Leads, and Project Leaders to identify and execute work proposals aimed at injecting innovation across critical department projects, and potentially developing new program areas.
          • Coordinating technical outreach to industry, academia, and other stakeholders, ensuring that best practices and technologies are brought to bear on technical products.Preferred Qualifications:Depth in an enabling technology area for operations in highly contested environments, kinetic or non-kinetic effects in highly contested environments, or JADC2 concepts with the ability to creatively inject innovation into projects. The candidate should also be a recognized expert in at least one of the following areas: decision support technologies, EW, modeling and simulation, or other JADC2 enabler. The candidate should have mentoring experience as well as academic outreach experience. To successfully propose and execute technical initiatives, the candidate needs cursory knowledge of MITRE's project leader business processes. The candidate should have demonstrated experience working collaboratively across diverse sponsors/stakeholders to propose, shape, and lead impactful MITRE work.
            • MS or equivalent and 15 or more years of experience in relevant domain.Minimum Qualifications:
              • MS or equivalent and 5 years of experience in relevant domain.
              • Active TS/SCI clearanceThis requisition requires the following clearance(s):Top Secret/SCIMITRE 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.
                MITRE intends to maintain a website that is fully accessible to all individuals. If you are unable to search or apply for jobs and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of MITRE's employment process, please contact MITRE's Recruiting Help Line at 703-983-8226 or email at recruitinghelp@mitre.org. Copyright -- 1997-2021, The MITRE Corporation. All rights reserved. MITRE is a registered trademark of The MITRE Corporation. Material on this site may be copied and distributed with permission only. At MITRE, we solve problems for a safer world. Through our federally funded R&D centers and public-private partnerships, we work across government to tackle challenges to the safety, stability, and well-being of our nation. As a not-for-profit organization, MITRE works in the public interest across federal, state and local governments, as well as industry and academia. We bring innovative ideas into existence in areas as varied as artificial intelligence, intuitive data science, quantum information science, health informatics, space security, policy and economic expertise, trustworthy autonomy, cyber threat sharing, and cyber resilience.

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