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Agile Design Engineer, Assoc

Company: The MITRE Corporation
Location: Bedford
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

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.

Our Agile Systems Design & Engineering Department is seeking an entry level -programmer to help support digital engineering transformation for the Federal government

What do MITRE Agile Design Engineers do?

Working alongside MITRE engineers or on teams in one of our labs, MITRE Agile Design Engineers supply high-impact consultative software engineering expertise that yield affordable, effective and efficient solutions that address the greatest challenges of our sponsors. They help develop and introduce the latest computing applications-including mobile, help with software performance, and with enterprise integration and workflow solutions.

What are some examples of projects that they have worked on?

  • Researching tools for symbolic execution that would be applicable to software assurance
  • Prototyping and developing system requirements using Model Base System Engineer case tools
  • Research and gathering information on machine learning/neural networks needed to conduct an experiment in MATLAB on generated data; conduct the experiment and report results.
  • The development of a cyclostationary signal processing toolbox in the Python language.
  • Development of a chatbot using Natural Language Processing using a commercial cloud service provider
  • Working with deep learning to build an object detection system to process satellite imagery
  • Performing a deep analysis of an operational system to understand limitations and weaknesses

Responsibilities include:

  • Exercise visual and design methods to facilitate exploration of current solutions and product opportunities, definition of future products and solutions, and support requirement and software development efforts
  • Develop conceptual diagrams, process flows, assessment tools, concept of operations, transition roadmaps, journey maps, storyboards, and facilitate agreement on scope and priorities
  • Contribute to product design efforts for Government sponsors to formalize a product vision and roadmaps
  • Clarify and support the design and execution of design methods and management practices in an Agile environment
  • Perform structured research of user communities, market solutions, and current sponsor product offerings to define user-centric products for major Government programs and projects

Required for consideration:

  • BS degree in Computer Science, Human Centered Design, Artificial Intelligence or related major
  • Ability to possess and maintain a DoD clearance
  • Familiarity with front-end interface and SW language experience. (Some of the preferred languages include: HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Ajax, JQuery, etc.)
  • Ability to design and deliver high-fidelity prototypes in fast-paced environments
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency and strength in verbal, written, PC, presentation, and communications skills
  • Experience in the implementation of modern design practices and methodologies: design thinking, service design, UX strategies, modular design, agile requirements, set-based pattern design, etc
  • Ability to facilitate business customers and technical teams from problem identification through system prototyping and user testing
  • Understanding of agile development methodologies (e.g., Scrum, SAFe, Feature and Test-Driven Development, Lean, Lean Startup, etc.)
  • Experience crafting user experience strategies, information architectures, and interfaces for large software projects and programs
  • Experience using requirements and collaboration tools (Rational Requirements Composer (RRC), JIRA, etc.)


  • Advanced degree in related field of study
  • Candidates that possess a current/active US Government clearance are preferred
  • Experience in prototyping and automating models
  • Knowledge of emergent trends including Human Centered Design, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive science

This requisition requires the following clearance(s):


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