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The MITRE Corporation Senior Principal Systems Engineering Advisor in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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.

As a member of our Space Division team, you will help solve our nation's most technically challenging problems and work in the public interest building a more capable and resilient space enterprise. This work will be conducted collaboratively with multiple MITRE and government organizations. You will fill the demanding role as the MITRE Senior Advisor and a key technical advisor to the SMC Development Corp (SMC/DC) and Enterprise Corp (SMC/EC).

Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as a MITRE Senior Advisor to the SMC Development Corp (SMC/DC) and Enterprise Corp (SMC/EC)

  • Provide thought leadership for all SMC Development Corp (SMC/DC) and Enterprise Corp support (SMC/EC) and advise on long term workshaping activities

  • Provide DoD Acquisition knowledge, Agile Systems Engineering knowledge, missile warning expertise, and familiarity with intelligence community capabilities and processes to MITRE DC Team

  • Support activities to grow MITRE talent pool for SMC support, across MITRE and especially in El Segundo, CA

  • Advise MITRE DC PL on diverse and technically challenging tasks related to the sponsor’s objectives.

  • Collaborate with the MITRE team on key MITRE product deliveries to support SMC/DC and SMC/EC efforts

  • Collaborate with the N114 DevCorp Project Lead to peer-review MITRE product delivery

  • Support development of MITRE SMC/DC Strategy in alignment with MITRE Space Warfighting Strategy

Basic Qualifications:

  • 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.

  • BS in Computer Science/Engineering, or BS in Physics, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, or a related field, and over 10 years of experience with minimum of 2 yrs in a leadership position

  • BS degree with Computer Science (or related field) minor and/or relevant Computer Science/Engineering coursework

Required Qualifications :

  • Exceptional communication skills; Team player

  • Mission Focus area: Missile Warning, Space Superiority, Space Control

  • Understanding of modern missile threats, Space Threats

  • Software Engineering

  • Systems Architecture

  • DoD Acquisition

  • Agile SW Engineering, Management, and Acquisition

  • Minimum Clearance level: Collateral Secret

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Multi-team leadership skills

  • Cross Government Leadership skills

  • FFRDC Role knowledge

  • Understanding of NSS (National Security Space) systems

  • Additional clearances: TS/SCI

  • Space Sensors expertise: Missile warning and Space Domain Awareness

  • Systems of Systems Engineering

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