The MITRE Corporation Nuclear Systems Engineer in Offutt AFB, Nebraska

Nuclear Systems Engineer


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This position will perform multifaceted systems engineering and systems analysis capacity within the Nuclear Command and Control mission area. Requirements analysis, architecture development, systems analysis, end-to-end engineering, and gap analysis are required for this position. The successful candidate for this position will provide key analyses and recommendations for multi-million-dollar, mission-critical NC2 systems. The candidate will often serve as the government’s technical representative and interact with government representatives and contractor personnel regularly. The duty location is Omaha, NE.

Key Functions:

  • Analyze USSTRATCOM mission processes and supporting information technology in the context of emerging concepts of operations, mission requirements, lifecycle costs, & interoperability considerations.

  • Perform systems engineering analyses to identify functional and non-functional requirements, interfaces, environmental factors, transition strategies, cost and risk considerations, and other issues pursuant to new or replacement capabilities.

  • Develop supporting artifacts such as requirements specifications, top-level system designs, interface specifications, technical roadmaps/strategies, risk mitigation approaches, transition strategies, acquisition approaches, etc. in support of system or program goals.

  • Provide communications networking and cybersecurity recommendations to inform requirements lifecycle from generation through validation

  • Work with customer, government, contractor, and other stakeholders in a fully collaborative environment. Leverage other efforts as appropriate to mitigate risk and lifecycle costs.

  • Provide strategic technical guidance to acquisition and system development efforts to develop, evolve, and enhance NC2 systems and operations.

  • Work with senior decision makers and other stakeholders in a highly dynamic environment to refine and improve solutions leading to rapidly fielded operational capabilities.


Required Qualifications:

  • Understanding of NC2 missions and operations from the National level to the weapon systems, including relevant governing documents (e.g., National Technical Performance Criteria).

  • Understanding of various NC2 platforms such as the fixed and mobile command centers as well as associated communications systems operating within their operational and threat environments.

  • Application of deep technical systems engineering and system analysis to the NC2 mission area.

  • Ability to collaborate with other engineers and stakeholders to rapidly develop working solutions.

  • Ability to rigorously research problem and solution spaces and summarize findings both written and orally.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong background in nuclear command and control operations, with ability to apply historic experience to new and innovative concepts of operations and technical use.

  • Strong technical background in systems engineering and system analysis or a related field. Demonstrated track record of providing actionable, innovative solutions based on rigorous analysis and application of science, engineering, procurement and other skills to customer problems.

  • Experience in communications networking and/or cybersecurity to include knowledge of enterprise IT planning and migration, as well as cyber compliance and mitigation measures from a system's perspective as well as enterprise-wide mission assurance perspective.

  • Excellent ability to communicate.

  • Ability to collaborate with other professionals and organizations to leverage the full capabilities of MITRE and other relevant organizations.

Minimum Qualifications:

BS and 5 years related experience.

Job Systems Engineering

Primary Location United States-Nebraska-Offutt AFB

This requisition requires a clearance of Top Secret/SCI

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Job Posting Jun 28, 2018, 6:34:38 AM

Req ID: 00049961