Group Leader

The MITRE Corporation
Mclean, VA
Oct 17, 2020
Oct 24, 2020
Full Time
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If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE"and make a difference with us.Responsibilities include:Works with Department Leadership team in workforce shaping, work program development, maintaining awareness of emerging technical issues and opportunities.Develops and executes a strategy for the Group, to include the following:Help shape group and department work programs and capability investments.Work with the Department Leadership to forecast workforce levels and skillset demands then grows the group to fill those 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.Department and Staff Engagement - Direct supervisor (DS) for assigned staff and interns, providing technical support, conducting regular performance and development conversations, staff advocacy and recognition, and communication with Project/Task Leads on performance. Serves as the main point of contact for new employee onboarding and as a resource to guide staff in navigating the MITRE organization and processes.Partnering with Project/Task Leaders to identify appropriate project opportunities where staff can leverage skills they have and continue to develop new skills.Helping their staff craft impactful goals that will challenge them to focus on forward movement that has an impact.Working to ensure their staff contribute to and are accountable for customer outcomes, and maximize employee potential, motivation, and engagement.Ensuring that their staff are constantly involved in project work and learning opportunities that align with career aspirations and development plans.Soliciting and providing regular feedback to employee(s) to help them grow.Managing challenging interpersonal dynamics, and performance concerns amongst employees in their Group, their colleagues, and the project leaders they support.Being the first"line supervisor and the primary point of contact on human resources matters for the employees 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).Collaboration and Communications - Supports regular communication between staff and Project/Task Leaders, serves as a proactive liaison between staff and Department/upper management, seeks collaboration opportunities across portfolios and centers while facilitating an open sharing of program and/or technical area knowledge with other managers and staff."Required Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree in a STEM related field and 4 years related experienceFAA suitability and be eligible for a TS clearanceAbility to coach, mentor, and advocate for all levels of staffExcellent written and verbal communications skillsAbility to formulate group level and department-level goals, and the persistence to execute until those goals are achievedDesire to develop early career staff and navigate career options/paths at MITREDemonstrated expertise in one or more of the group's strengths: data science, AI/ML, Transportation Data Platform (TDP), and data analyticsProven track record to try new things and achieve significant work program, sponsor or organizational outcomes.Preferred Qualifications:Demonstrated experience building highly collaborative teamsDemonstrated experience working and coaching staff to work collaboratively across challenging/diverse sponsors/stakeholders to propose, shape, and lead impactful FFRDC work which aligns to MITRE's brand and organizational strategic vectorsDemonstrated experience contributing to technical quality of deliverable productsKnowledge of MITRE resource management tools & processesMITRE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 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