OTHR Project Leader with Security Clearance

4 days left

Employer
MITRE Corporation
Location
Bedford, Massachusetts
Posted
Apr 01, 2024
Closes
Apr 23, 2024
Ref
2739100186
Discipline
Safety / Security
Position Type
Manager / Leader
Specialty
Autonomy
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate
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. Department Summary: Theater Command and Control and Homeland Defense (Department N123) leads projects and initiatives directly related to the overall Homeland / Air Defense mission. This includes the technology and operational aspects of several sensor and command and control systems in response to the Theater and Homeland air threats (aircraft, cruise missiles, and uncrewed aircraft systems). The N123 activities work across all aspects of the joint engagement sequence to decrease response time and improve mission effectiveness. Across the Department, our goal is to ensure sponsor's ability to rapidly identify, characterize, and respond tothreats to Air Operations. Job Description: MITRE's Theater Command and Control/Homeland Defense (N123) Department is seeking a dynamic and forward-thinking Project Leader to take charge and deliver the Over The Horizon Radar (OTHR) work program with a significant technical contribution to establish the requirements, acquisition, and systems integration to realize the next generation capability. Specific qualifications include: Active SECRET clearance with ability to obtain TS/SCI.
A working knowledge of over-the-horizon radar, including fundamentals of HF propagation.
A working knowledge of current OTHR operations - including use for various missions, system capabilities, and limitations.
Knowledge of NORAD C2 structure.
Knowledge of sensor tasking, resource management, signal processing, and data communication would be a bonus.
Deep understanding of modeling and simulation (M&S) techniques, for both mission/operational analysis as well as high fidelity modeling of sensor systems (OTHR in particular).
Familiarity with Air Force acquisition approaches and processes, including rapid prototyping.
Familiarity (and feel comfortable) with working with foreign partners.
Working knowledge and understanding of Digital Engineering best practices, environments, tools, and methods for supporting a digital acquisition.
Familiar with NORADs bi-national homeland defense mission, as well as other related mission areas (e.g. Missile Defense).
A demonstrated leader that can manage a complex project with very dynamic sponsor relationship.
Willing to be on Hanscom at least three days a week.
Willingness to travel, including foreign travel. The position is customer-facing and provides opportunities to collaborate and coordinate with the direct sponsor and influence the program for the Department of the Air Force. The selected candidate will develop high-valued strategic Systems Engineering work, identify resources to execute the work program, lead and deliver products, and communicate with the team and sponsor. In particular, the PL will work to ensure work performed is of sufficient quality and rigor expected of a MITRE product and meets the intent of the originally identified impactful product. They will also identify opportunities for recognition and providing inputs for employee End of Year feedback. They will lead and workshape the work program. Project Leader tasks include, but are not limited to: Sponsor and operational user engagement
Team leadership and management
Technical risk assessment
Technical inputs to and quality assessments of program deliverables
Technical inputs to acquisition processes, and
Day-to-day execution of project-related details, including staffing, financial planning, and budgeting. Basic Qualifications: Typically requires a minimum of 10 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree; or 8 years and a Master's degree; or a PhD with 5 years' experience; or equivalent combination of related education and work experience.
A strong background and demonstrated experience in Systems Engineering.
Successful track record defining project outcomes in line with the strategy, linking data driven technical products to sponsor decisions and outcomes (Mission Value Chain)
Ability to apply team staffing principles to maximize performance while providing growth and development opportunities for team members.
Proactive self-starter with strong analytical, problem solving, communication and interpersonal skills.
Active DoD Secret Security Clearance and ability to obtain a Top Secret/SCI clearance. Demonstrated experience working collaboratively across challenging and diverse sponsors and stakeholders to propose, shape, and lead impactful FFRDC work.
Strong balance of technical and people skills and ability to communicate technical information to people of all levels.
Willing to be on Hanscom at least three days a week.
Willingness to travel, including foreign travel.
The candidate must possess excellent communication skills.
Specific knowledge and understanding of the mission, technology, and sponsor, including:
Active SECRET clearance with ability to obtain TS/SCI.
A working knowledge of over-the-horizon radar, including fundamentals of HF propagation.
A working knowledge of current OTHR operations - including use for various missions, system capabilities, and limitations.
Knowledge of NORAD C2 structure.
Knowledge of sensor tasking, resource management, signal processing, and data communication would be a bonus.
Deep understanding of modeling and simulation (M&S) techniques, for both mission/operational analysis as well as high fidelity modeling of sensor systems (OTHR in particular).
Familiarity with Air Force acquisition approaches and processes, including rapid prototyping.
Familiar with NORADs bi-national homeland defense mission, as well as other related mission areas (e.g. Missile Defense).
This position requires a minimum of 50% hybrid on-site Preferred Qualifications: Deep technical knowledge of OTHR systems and phenomenology
Has a growth mindset with emphasis towards innovation and leaning in on new technologies and approaches
PL / APL experience including all of MITRE's Project Leadership tools
Active Top Secret/SCI clearance This requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s): Secret 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 Work Location Type:
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