The MITRE Corporation Senior Agile Software Engineer in McLean, Virginia

Senior Agile Software Engineer


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.

Software Engineering and Computing Department is seeking passionate Agile Software Engineers who want to be technical leaders. We value engineers who want to lead projects to help government sponsors engineer systems to solve challenging problems affecting our national security.

Key Functions:

Play a trusted role in helping government sponsors apply lifecycle software engineering methodologies and software technologies to mission critical systems. Help sponsors to integrate, scale, consolidate and modernize software systems to solve national security problems.

You can expect to:

  • Work across the software engineering lifecycle.

  • Enable sponsors to apply agile, iterative engineering methods.

  • Help sponsors to apply enterprise-level models of agile development.

  • Help sponsors to integrate, scale, consolidate and modernize systems.

  • Maintain currency in agile software engineering standards and practices.

  • Have a working knowledge of cloud computing technologies.

  • Contribute to a range of independent technical analyses.

  • Explore proof-of-concept prototypes and technical designs.


Minimum Requirements:

  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in software design and implementation in federal and commercial domains.

  • Experience in agile software delivery (e.g., Scrum, XP)

  • Experience in release and sprint planning and backlog management

  • Fluent in one or more languages (e.g., Python, Ruby, Java, C or C#)

  • Experience with agile tools (e.g., Rally, JIRA)

  • Experience with continuous software integration and deployment

  • Experience with DevOps tools (e.g., Chef, Puppet, Maven, Jenkins, Bamboo)

  • Familiarity with enterprise-level models of agile development (e.g., Scaled Agile Framework).

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

Job SW Eng, Comp Sci & Mathematics

Primary Location United States-Virginia-McLean

This requisition requires a clearance of Secret

Travel Yes, 15 % of the Time

Job Posting Jan 23, 2018, 12:00:00 AM

Req ID: 30119BR