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C4 Network Communications Engineer

Company: The MITRE Corporation
Location: Colorado Springs
Posted on: January 23, 2023

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 challengesand 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 dayworking 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 MITREand make a difference with us. Congratulations on taking control of your career! Were pleased youre exploring opportunities to evolve and adapt your professional life. MITRE''s diversity of sponsor missions, research areas, and cross-corporate capabilities translates into hundreds of meaningful projects at any given time. We invite you to discover how your unique combination of strengths and experiences can benefit our work program in new ways.MITREs Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Program seeks seeking an experienced engineer to join our technical team. As an experienced networking communications engineer, you will apply engineering principles and expertise to bring technical solutions to bear on the governments toughest challenges in Command & Control, Communications, and Cyber (C4) domains. The MITRE MDA Sensors & C4ISR Department (N262) provides technical leadership to MDA Program across the Battle Management, Command, Control, and Communications (BMC3), Ground Sensors, and Space domains.Job Responsibilities:The MDA Command & Control, Communications, & Cyber (C4) Knowledge Center (C4KC) has an open position for a Technical Director. This position will coordinate among the C4KC principals and with principals from the other Knowledge Centers to ensure efficient and effective C4KC operations.This role supports the C4KC Director in fulfilling the following C4KC mission objectives: Maintain awareness of important aspects of the critical C4 technical domains within and outside the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) Establish a network of national-level FFRDC/UARC domain C4 experts accessible to MDA Advise the Director of MDA Engineering of significant technical risks (and proposed mitigations) in MDS program execution for the C4 domains Assist the MDS Elements with identifying and resolving issues associated with critical technologies or concepts within the C4 domain Perform quick reaction problem-solving and independent reviews in the C4 technical domains in response to MDA Program Office and MDA/DE needs Foster the development of the MDA workforce in the C4 technical domains Share lessons learned and best practices in the C4 technical domainsOver the next several years, the C4KC will be asked to assist with independent (objective) analyses and studies in support of future MDS development that address the following challenges:Layered Homeland DefenseGlide Phase InterceptCruise Missile Defense HomelandDefense of GuamSpace Domain AwarenessJoint All-Domain C2 IntegrationDevelopment of the BMDS Overhead Architecture (BOA)Defensive Cyberspace Operations for the MDSCyberspace Survivability and ResiliencyHelping to advance modern processes for software delivery to deliver new capabilities more quicklyAs a result, specific critical technical domain areas relevant to the C4 domain for this position include, but are not limited to, the following: RF Satellite CommunicationsLaser/Optical CommunicationsTactical Data Link NetworksAdvanced Network EngineeringDevSecOps / Software Factory implementationsEnterprise Cloud ComputingSystems EngineeringUnderstanding of Integrated Air and Missile DefenseSpace based systems, architecture, and associated communications/networkingUnderstanding of DoD acquisition processNote: This position may be filled by any of the FFRDC/UARCs that support MDA through a nomination process that requires Government acceptance of the nominee. This requisition is seeking a well-qualified MITRE candidate which will be nominated to fill the role; a final offer cannot be made unless the Government accepts MITREs nomination.Basic Qualifications:Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience with a Bachelors degree; or 6 years and a Masters degree; or a PhD with 3 years experience; or equivalent combination of related education and work 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: Strong technical credentials (deep technical expertise in two or more of the C4 technical domain areas listed above) and associated advanced degree(s) 10-15 years experience working in the C4 technical domain Experience working on Missile Defense System (MDS) Element programs or similar DoD/weapon systems programs Track record of accomplishments and successful impact advising DoD customers and stakeholders Excellent collaboration and people skills Ability to work independently on specific tasking to create timely outputs, often in an interrupt-driven and late-to-need working environment Proven track record of effective working relationships across and within Government organizations and with other Federally Funded Research and Development Center/University Affiliated Research Center (FFRDC/UARC), academic and contractor communities Ability to provide independent, conflict-free, and unbiased assessments and advice Organizational savvy to achieve outcomes and deal with the complexity of MDA culture and organization and external relationships Excellent ability to convey technical details at the appropriate level from technical SMEs to senior executives Current TS Clearance level, ability to obtain SCI clearance Preferred Qualifications:Strong, demonstrated technical credentials in 3 or more domain areas listed above and advanced degreesExperience working MDS Element programs 20 years experience working in the C4 technical domainCurrent TS/SCI ClearanceThis requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s):This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s):Salary compensation range and midpoint:$132,500 - $165,500 - $199,000 AnnualSubject to all federal and state laws, rules and regulations, MITRE requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated prior to their employment start date. MITRE will provide reasonable accommodation to individuals who are legally entitled to an exemption under applicable laws so long as it does not create an undue hardship for MITRE and/or does not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of the employee or others in the workplace.MITRE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. MITRE recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of age; ancestry; color; family medical or genetic information; gender identity and expression; marital, military, or veteran status; national and ethnic origin; physical or mental disability; political affiliation; pregnancy; race; religion; sex; sexual orientation; and any other protected characteristics. For further information please visit the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission website EEO is the Law Poster (, EEO is the Law Poster-Supplement (and Pay Transparency (English_formattedESQA508c.pdf) . 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 MITREs employment process, please contact MITREs Recruiting Help Line at 703-983-8226 or email at [Click Here to Email Your Resum]. 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.Benefits information may be found here (

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