Agile Systems Engineer, Lead

Employer
Mitre Corporation
Location
Arlington, VA
Posted
Sep 13, 2021
Closes
Sep 15, 2021
Ref
86597618
Hours
Full Time
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 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 Engineering team deploys the principles and philosophy of Agile Design and Engineering to maximize mission and business value.This is an opportunity for an experienced Agile practitioner who uses their technical capabilities to make an enterprise wide contributions. You must be highly-motivated and committed to delivering meaningful solutions to complex government challenges.This role will help government sponsors adopt and/or tailor any contingent of Agile methodologies, while leveraging systems engineering practices. You will provide thought leadership and problem solving for government customers in collaboration with stakeholders from private, federal, state and local sectors.Specific responsibilities will include:Provide assistance to federal agencies in tailoring agile techniques, concepts and approaches including Kanban, Scrum, SAFe, Lean, DAD, LESS, or other suitable agile approaches.Engage government leaders in defining the context, problem space and vision to determine capabilities, priorities, road maps, transformation plans and next steps.Development of agile processes, plans and architectures at the department and agency business level, identifying their core competencies, defining measures, and identifying capabilities.Facilitate government leaders to transform their mission, vision, goals and strategies into actionable programs.Lead and coach projects, programs, federal departments and agencies in transitioning to agile and incremental delivery cycles, recommending appropriate team structures, processes, methods, metrics and reporting structures.Experience using tools to successfully transition to Agile methodologies and ability to provide general guidance for tools setup (eg, Confluence, Jira).Required qualifications:Bachelor degree in a technical major (computer science, systems engineering, information systems, etc.) or equivalent engineering degree.8+ years experience applying agile methodologies (eg, Scaled Agile Framework, Disciplined Agile Development, Scrum etc.) in various domains such as healthcare, defense and security, and acquisition.Must be US citizen capable of obtaining and maintaining US government clearance.Documented success using Agile engineering practices (eg Scrum, Feature and Test Driven Development, DevOps, Lean, Lean Six Sigma, Lean Startup, Spiral, Iterative, etc.). Examples are encouraged to be brought/made available at an interview.Ability to define, develop, and deliver high quality work products. Examples are encouraged to be brought/made available at an interview.Strong presentation, communication and facilitation skillsExperience using and integrating agile collaboration and engineering tools.Preferred:Experience working with multiple Government departments or agencies is preferred, but experience working on Agile Transformation and Rapid Application Design or Prototyping projects in other complex environments may be considered.Advanced degree in applicable fieldCandidates holding current / active US Government security clearance(s) highly preferredThis requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s): NoneThis requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s): SecretMITRE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 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