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The MITRE Corporation Strategy and Execution Group Leader in Bedford, Massachusetts

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Department Summary:

The Accelerated Weapons Systems and Readiness Department (N151) is transforming warfighter operations by accelerating the adoption and fielding of advanced weapons systems capabilities. We accomplish our mission by integrating operational domain knowledge, validated mission threads, and digital engineering to rapidly prototype capabilities and assess tradeoffs in virtual environments through representative modeling, simulation, and experimentation. We strongly value deep technical and operational expertise, a mission-oriented mindset, and a desire to firmly link the acquisition of advanced capabilities to operational warfighters, analysts, and end-users in the mission outcomes supported by our Operations in Contested Environments (N150) work program: F-35 Enterprise and Weapons Systems Integration.

  • F-35 Enterprise – integrate the F-35 Enterprise into the Force by enabling U.S., partner nations, and international allies to execute future kill chains effectively and efficiently in contested environments.

  • Weapon Systems Integration – accelerate the delivery of future weapons systems and advanced capabilities to execute future kill chains effectively and efficiently in contested environments

Our Department is seeking a collaborative, risk taking, and innovative Strategy and Execution Group Leader. The successful candidate will coach and mentor a diverse team of project leaders, task leaders, and technical leaders in the areas of strategic work shaping, sponsor engagement, project execution, and technical direction. The candidate will also assist with Department workforce shaping, work program development, and maintaining situational awareness of emerging technologies applicable to the work program. The selected candidate will help evolve the Department and Division outcomes, by actively working as part of the leadership team, to support and craft the organization’s strategic direction, identify new opportunities and initiatives, and lead related activities. Candidates should have a track record of leading people, thinking, and acting innovatively, and collaborating across boundaries.

Job Responsibilities:

The selected candidate will be the direct supervisor (DS) for 6-8 assigned staff and responsible for providing technical support, conducting regular performance and development conversations, staff advocacy and recognition, and communication with Project/Task Leads on performance. The selected candidate will serve as the main point of contact for new employee onboarding and as a resource to guide staff in navigating the MITRE organization and processes. The selected candidate will support regular communication between staff and Project/Task Leaders, serve as a proactive liaison between staff and Department and Division management, and seek collaboration opportunities across portfolios and centers while facilitating an open sharing of program and/or technical area knowledge with other managers and staff

The Strategy and Execution Group Leader responsibilities include:

  • Partnering with Project Leaders to identify appropriate project opportunities where staff can leverage skills they have and continue to develop new skills.

  • Helping staff craft impactful goals that will challenge them to focus on forward movement that has an impact.

  • Working to ensure staff contribute to and are accountable for customer outcomes, and maximize employee potential, motivation, and engagement.

  • Ensuring that staff are constantly involved in project work and learning opportunities that align with career aspirations and development plans.

  • Soliciting and providing regular feedback to staff to help them grow.

  • Managing challenging interpersonal dynamics and performance concerns amongst staff members, colleagues, and the project leaders/task leaders they support.

  • Being the first‐line supervisor and the primary point of contact on human resources matters for the staff in their Group (to include participating in the annual performance and compensation cycles for their employees by assessing performance and recommending salary adjustments and promotions).

  • Actively assist with shaping Group and Department work programs and capability investments.

  • Work with the Department Leadership to forecast workforce levels, skillset demands, and strategies for staff development, recruiting, hiring, or training to address execution needs.

  • Ensure technical quality of the group's work products.

  • Serve on the Department Leadership team in executing its strategy.

  • Represent the Department and/or Division in ad hoc efforts/events.

  • Work closely with other organizations and identify domain specialists to provide technical mentorship for the staff across various technical skillset areas.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM related field and 4 years related experience

  • Active Secret Clearance and ability to acquire TS/SCI clearance

  • Ability to coach, mentor, and advocate for all levels of staff

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Ability to formulate group level and department-level goals, and the persistence to execute until those goals are achieved

  • Desire to develop early career staff and navigate career options/paths at MITRE

  • Demonstrated expertise in Project/Task Leadership and strategic planning/execution, complemented by technical taproots in one or more of the department’s strengths: Systems Engineering, Digital Engineering, MBSE, Software Engineering, M&S, and/or integration/interoperability.

  • Proven track record to try new things and achieve significant work program, sponsor, or organizational outcomes.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively across challenging/diverse sponsors/stakeholders to propose, shape, and lead impactful FFRDC work which aligns to MITRE’s brand and organizational strategic vectors

  • Knowledge of major government system acquisitions (particularly agile/rapid) and familiarity with program office organization and structure

  • Demonstrated experience building highly collaborative teams

  • Demonstrated experience enabling and ensuring technical quality of deliverable products

  • Strong knowledge of MITRE/MNS/A&SFC project execution/stewardship tools & processes

  • Active TS/SCI clearance

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

Secret

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

Top Secret/SCI

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