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The MITRE Corporation Chief Engineer for Systems Engineering Innovation in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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.


  • Create an innovative and experimental culture

  • Guide the Division's technical investments, initiatives, labs and oversee transition of research into practice

  • Develop technical leaders within Systems Engineering

  • Lead the Division's Technical Capability Areas to establish enduring, repeatable services with measurable outcomes and impact

  • Establish effective partnerships with research organizations

  • Engage with Sponsors (Customers) and MITRE Program Leaders and directly contribute to high impact, high visibility work efforts

Required Qualifications:

  • Technical Bachelor's degree

  • 10 years professional experience

  • Demonstrated excellence in systems or software engineering

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's or PhD degree in a technical field

  • Published author of technical papers or book

  • Project leader experience

  • Technical lead of a project

  • Top Secret clearance

  • Experience working with academic and research partners

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS and 15 years of related experience

This requisition requires the following clearance(s):

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