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The MITRE Corporation Lead Software Systems Engineer in Bedford, Massachusetts

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.

At MITRE, we are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges—while supporting the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies because we are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work in the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for our government sponsors create lasting impact in fields like cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, enterprise transformation.

MITRE’s Software Engineering Innovation Center is one of the government’s largest resources dedicated entirely to software engineering; delivering capabilities that modernize legacy systems, that prototype ways to address unmet mission needs, and that deliver advanced functionality pushing the boundaries what is possible. Each of MITRE’s R&D centers utilize our skills and expertise to address today’s cross-cutting technology challenges in domains like agile development, mobile computing, cloud engineering, cybersecurity, DevOps, human-machine teaming, user experience, virtual reality, robotics, artificial intelligence, decentralization and more.

Responsibilities:

As a Senior Software Systems Engineer, you’ll have the opportunity to leverage your expertise in any of these domains, and at this level you can expect to:

  • Work on or lead software design and development efforts on multiple teams

  • Solve complex technical challenges, prototype/integrate software solutions, and perform technology assessments

  • Interact with your teams and government sponsors through strong oral and written communications

  • Learn from and help shape our center’s engineering culture while keeping pace with current and emerging technologies that interest you

Experience We’re Looking For:

Since we work across a variety of areas, our individual tech stacks can vary just much as our projects. However, we routinely support interviews in C#, C++, Java, JavaScript, and Python.

At a minimum:

  • 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:

  • T ypically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD without experience; or equivalent combination of related education and work experience.

  • A track-record of owning and delivering on projects

  • Strong teamwork and communication skills, including git

Nice to see:

  • A track-record of leading small technical teams

  • Advanced degrees/certifications

  • Experience across the entire software lifecycle, from design/architecture to agile development, testing, continuous integration, deployment (CI/CD), and support

  • Usage of popular development tools and platforms like Github/Gitlab, Jira, Bitbucket, docker, kubernetes, etc.

  • Familiarity with multiple operating systems (i.e. Windows, Linux, Mac)

  • Familiarity with cloud services like AWS, Azure, etc. and surrounding tooling

  • Knowledge of web apps and frameworks, services, or standards across the full stack (i.e. HTML/CSS, SQL/NoSQL databases, APIs, JSON, HTTP, async, REST, React, Django, etc.)

  • Experience in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, mobile development (iOS/Android), DevOps, or any other domain we work in

  • Interest in or contributions to open-source projects

What to Expect:

Strong candidates can expect a future colleague to reach out via email to schedule an initial phone screen, followed by an onsite or video interview at the next stage.

Candidates we hire and project teams we work on are independent, each with their own ways of working. But MITRE fosters a strong culture of collaboration with mentors, communities of practice, employee councils, and no shortage of communication channels to reach back across projects and domains. How will you choose to work, collaborate, and grow?

Benefits & Perks:

We offer competitive benefits, exceptional work-life balance (no on-call!), professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. You can read full details at https://careers.mitre.org/us/en/benefits , but to highlight some:

  • Generous retirement program

  • Flexible hours, paid holidays, and an accrued paid time off bank

  • Comprehensive health coverage: Medical, dental and vision

  • Onsite gym facilities and fitness classes

  • Onsite cafeteria, coffee, and snacks facilities

  • 12 weeks paid parental/caregiver leave

  • Support for hybrid and remote work

  • Student loan repayment assistance

  • Commuter benefits

If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then apply—and help contribute to a better future with us. We look forward to hearing from you!

This requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s):

None

This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s):

Secret

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