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The MITRE Corporation Task Leader (Onsite) (Intelligence Center) in Bedford, Massachusetts

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The Embedded Systems Technologies Department in MITRE’s Cyber Effects Division is based out of Bedford, MA. The department manages, guides, and directs approximately 50 technical staff in support of domain-specific work across a variety of our sponsors’ missions. The Embedded Systems Technologies work program delivers reverse engineering and cyber capabilities for sponsors in partnership with organizations across MNS and MITRE Labs. Our focus is on applying advanced reverse engineering and capability research to maintain and enhance the impact of our sponsors on their core missions. Our staff maintain deep expertise in the relevant complex systems involved, while continuing to grow awareness of new technologies and techniques as the field of cyber and technology evolve. We lead the development and implementation of advanced capabilities that are critical to meeting national security objectives, using a variety of approaches and techniques.

Job Responsibilities :

As a Principal Task Leader for a reverse engineering and capabilities project, you will manage the day-to-day aspects of a large technical task, leading the Bedford team. You will work with the McLean based Project Leader in ensuring the schedule and technical quality objectives for the program are met. You will be the primary interface for this task between MITRE, the sponsor, and the sponsor’s contractors when planning and executing project integration exercises. In addition to this, you will also be expected to be a major technical contributor to the task. Due to the scope of the effort, the task lead is expected to spend 75% or more of their time on this specific project or related activities (partner project, MIP research, etc.).

As a principal member of the project, applicants should have extensive experience/expertise in the all of the following specialty areas.

  • Multi-architecture level reverse engineering experience (x86, ARM, MIPS, PowerPC, etc.)

  • Proficiency with Reverse Engineering and Debugging Tools (e.g., Ghidra, WinDbg, GDB, Emulators such as QEMU)

  • Operating System Internals/Driver development

  • Computer Networking & Security

  • Complex System Characterization

  • Vulnerability Discovery and Analysis

  • Complex System Characterization

  • Experience developing C, Python software

Key Responsibilities include :

  • Work with the project leader and sponsor to set the technical direction of the task

  • Coordinate development and integration efforts with external contractors

  • Deliver domain / technical expertise in the areas mentioned above

  • Deliver strong leadership in developing complex capabilities for the government sponsor

  • Manage product development and testing schedules

  • Ensure technical quality of deliverables

  • Manage the project classified facilities, property, and resources in Bedford

Required Qualifications :

  • BS Degree in Computer Science or related field

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in a Cyber Research and Development with experience summarized above and 15 years in related fields

  • Effective communication skills

  • An existing TS/SCI with full scope poly

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

Top Secret/SCI/Polygraph

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/Polygraph

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