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The MITRE Corporation Senior Software 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.

Department Summary:

MITRE’s Software Engineering Innovation Center is one of the government’s largest R&D resources dedicated entirely to software engineering, delivering a comprehensive spectrum of capabilities, spanning the full development lifecycle from prototyping (concept and user-centered design), through software architecture & modeling, agile development, testing and deployment, to software assessments (verification & validation). We recognize the importance of knowing how to balance being quick and agile, with the right amount of engineering rigor and quality for different types of software solutions. To that end, we have embraced a vision and mission of “A safer world though healthy software systems.” The Agile and Adaptive software engineering department provides innovative engineering solutions that offer Agility - to respond to the government's changing mission needs & Adaptability of solutions to evolve with changes in situation, condition, and circumstance.

Roles & Responsibilities:

As a Senior Software Engineer at MITRE, you will enjoy a collaborative environment where you work closely with others in an organization that encourages and values collaboration, mentoring, and continuous learning. You will have the opportunity to leverage and grow your hands-on software engineering expertise as you contribute to real challenges across a variety of domains. As part of the Agile and Adaptive Software Engineering department, you will bring your software architecture and engineering skills to bear on delivering computing capabilities wherever they are best suited to address the challenges of our sponsors.

While responding to these challenges, you will leverage and grow your hands-on skills with software design and development, engaging in the full software engineering lifecycle using modern technologies.

We are looking for creative Software Engineers who have the passion and curiosity to learn and leverage emerging technologies to help our nation solve its most critical challenges within one or more of the following domains:

  • Agile Development

  • Full-Stack Development

  • Cloud Engineering

  • Cyber Security

  • DevSecOps

  • Embedded Systems and Internet of Things

  • Immersive Virtual Reality

  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

  • Model-Based Engineering

  • Data Analysis and Visualization

  • Human-Systems Integration and User-Centered Design

Basic Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, related STEM major and 5 years applicable software development experience; or equivalent experience.

  • Must have an active Secret clearance for consideration.

  • Documented experience with "Hands-on" skills in at least one object-oriented, procedural, functional, or declarative programming language (e.g., Java, C/C++/Objective-C/C#, Python, Go, NodeJS, JavaScript, Ruby, HTML5, MySQL, MongoDB, Git)

  • Experience collaborating in a distributed team environment to develop and deliver both prototype and production software that spans the full tech stack, from the back end to the front-end

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

  • Knowledge of Agile practices and frameworks (SAFe, Scrum, Kanban).  Ability to identify process improvements, act as an Agile Change Agent, and leverage Agile metrics for program and product improvement.

  • 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.)

  • Knowledge of continuous integration and continuous deployment toolchains and commercial cloud platforms (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) to automate the software development lifecycle

  • Knowledge of popular development tools and platforms like Github/Gitlab, Jira, Bitbucket, Docker, Kubernetes, etc.

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

  • Interest in or contributions to open-source projects

  • An entrepreneurial spirit

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability and desire to quickly learn and apply new technologies

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues

  • This position requires a minimum of 50% hybrid on-site

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in applicable STEM major

  • Related SW engineering internships are a plus.

    This 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):


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