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Network Cloud Security Engineer (Air and Space Force Center)

MITRE Corporation

MITRE Corporation

Bedford, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024

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Department Summary:

The MITRE Corporation’s All-Domain Integration (ADI) Department (N163) supports development and delivery of integrated, agile mission capabilities that will enable the US and Coalition forces to operate at the speed of relevance. ADI’s focus is to (1) develop joint, all-domain operational concepts; (2) mature these concepts through realizable architectures; and (3) transition the developed capabilities to the warfighter. This involves the near-term modernization of fielded capabilities and development of next generation warfighter operations in all phases of systems evolution: from concept exploration, through experimentation and fielding.

To achieve this broad set of outcomes for our Government Sponsors, the ADI seeks staff that have knowledge or interest in several related areas of expertise, including multi-domain sensor operations and architectures; Command and Control (C2); Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) integration and exploitation; end-to-end kill chain integration and assessment; and platform integration. These domain competencies are complemented by a variety of technical skills which enable program execution and include systems engineering, modeling & simulation, and software and hardware prototyping. MITRE and the ADI department work together with Government sponsors and the warfighter to serve as technical advisors bringing domain experience and state-of-the-art solutions to their most demanding operational challenges. Successful candidates will join our team and immediately begin tackling emerging, high-priority challenges in the areas of all-domain operations and Joint, All-Domain Command & Control (JADC2).

Job Responsibilities:

The technical work areas you will apply your skills to include:

  • You will act as a technical leader in a collaborative team environment to identify, assess, prototype, and implement the most optimal cloud-based solutions
  • You will recommend process, security, and architecture improvements
  • Focus on developing recommendations on the migration path for Air Force systems and application as they move to Commercial Cloud Service Providers.
  • Work in partnership with multiple stakeholders to develop optimal solutions which account for multiple variables and perspectives.
  • You will collaborate with other cloud computing communities across MITRE’s organizations in order to coordinate development efforts, bring the expertise of others to bear on ADI projects, and to ensure common standards of product quality
  • You will apply industry best practices in cyber security to guide MITRE’s sponsors in implementation and technical advisement
  • You will integrate cloud solutions into tactical and enterprise networks to enable command and control and mission success using disparate communications pathways

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 8 years of related experience; or 6 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 3 years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of related education and work experience. BS, MS, or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, or similar field.
  • Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.
  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret Clearance.
  • Understanding of Cloud Computing techniques, methods, and best practices to include Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Platform, and Kubernetes
  • Experience applying cybersecurity concepts
  • Understanding of software design patterns and best practices
  • Enthusiasm and a desire to learn and grow
  • Programming Language experience with one or more of:
    • Java, ASP.NET, PHP, Ruby, YAML, JSON, PYTHON
  • On Site (or Hybrid) work location at MITRE Bedford
  • You have strong interpersonal skills to effectively participate as a member of multi-disciplinary teams across organizations
  • You have a strong ability to frame and articulate difficult and/or complex technical problems and concepts clearly and simply in a systems engineering context
  • You can work independently seeking guidance and collaboration in complex situations
  • Serve as a mentor and foster a culture of technical creativity and mission impact, including but not limited to collaborating across MITRE to provide cross-cutting and impactful solutions
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Acquisition experience for modernized IT technologies
  • Proven experience with cloud computing
  • Ability to analyze large, complex, systems
  • Knowledge of DoD and Air Force environment
  • Ability to learn new technologies and techniques and apply systems engineering skills
  • Cyber security certification such as Security+, CISSP, or CCSP
  • Technical writing skills such as drafting software designs and technical guidance
  • Knowledge of networking and access protocols such as HTTP, DNS, LDAP, SAML, SSL/TLS.
  • Strong interpersonal, briefing, and communication skills
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret/SCI Clearance.
  • Certification with a commercial cloud provider or on-premises virtualization solution (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, OpenStack, VMWare, ProxMox)

This requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s):

Top 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

Work Location Type:

Onsite

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