The MITRE Corporation Agile Methods and Process Systems Engineer in McLean, Virginia

Agile Methods and Process Systems Engineer


MITRE’s System Engineering Tech Center works within strategic partnerships across the full range of government agencies to ensure a full understanding of the problem space and to incorporate the latest systems approaches to explore the solution from the perspectives of the people, processes, and technologies.

Our team deploys the principles and philosophy of Agile Design and Engineering to maximize mission and business value.

We will provide you with challenging opportunities to apply and expand your technical skills in a creative and innovative environment that thrives on teamwork, engagement and collaboration. You will use your abilities to address complex issues of critical national and global significance. We are looking for highly-motivated, adaptive, and self-directed candidates with a wide variety of interests and a foundation of skills in business process related disciplines, with a focus on agile and adaptive methods, innovation, analytics and optimization.

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:

  • Assist government leaders in defining the context, problem space and vision to determine capabilities, priorities, road maps, transformation plans and next steps.

  • Assist in the development of agile processes, plans and architectures at the department and agency business level, identifying their core competencies, defining measures, and identifying capabilities.

  • Help government leaders to translate their mission, vision, goals and strategies into actionable programs within a coherent concept of operations

  • Support projects, programs, federal departments and agencies in transitioning to agile and incremental delivery cycles, recommending appropriate team structures, processes, methods, metrics and reporting structures.

  • Provide assistance to federal agencies in agile approaches including KanBan, SCRUM, SAFe, Lean, LESS, or other suitable agile approaches.


Applicants selected for this position must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance. Only US citizens are eligible for a Security clearance. For this position, MITRE will consider only applicants with Security clearances or applicants who are eligible for Security clearances.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in a technical major (computer science, systems engineering, information systems, etc.) or equivalent engineering degree.

  • 3 years documented success in applying one or more of the following capabilities in complex environments:

o Business Process Reengineering / Improvement / Modeling

o Lean Six Sigma

o Business Innovation

o Data Analytics/Optimization

o Enterprise Architecture

o ERP / COTS Solutions

  • Strong presentation, communication and facilitation skills

  • Experience with any Agile development methodology (e.g. 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.

  • Experience developing requirements with an agile methodology (e.g., Scaled Agile Framework, Disciplined Agile Development, SCRUM etc.)

  • Experience using agile requirements and collaboration tools (e.g., Rational DOORS NG/Team Concert, JIRA, etc.)

Preferred qualifications

MS in technical major (e.g., computer science, systems engineering, information systems, etc.) with 7 years’ experience - including federal sector experience

  • 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.

  • Candidates holding current / active US Government security clearance(s) highly preferred

  • Certifications:

o Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

o Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

o Certified Scaled Agilist (SAFe)

o Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Black Belt or Green Belt

Job Systems Engineering

Primary Location United States-Virginia-McLean

Other Locations United States-Maryland-Annapolis Junction

This requisition requires a clearance of Secret

Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time

Job Posting May 17, 2018, 1:48:42 PM

Req ID: 00050286