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The MITRE Corporation Test and Evaluation Statistician in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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MITRE’s Defense Systems Engineering Department (N222) is looking for a Lead Test and Evaluation (T&E) Engineer experienced with the Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition Life Cycle. The successful candidate will work with a team of subject matter experts to apply data science and advance statistical methods to develop, monitor, and evaluate specific integration and test activities; assess the adequacy of existing T&E strategies, infrastructure, and resources to accommodate effective and efficient planning, design, execution, and analysis of statistical tests and; identify areas where research and development of statistical and mathematic techniques are needed to strengthen T&E infrastructure, resources, and assets.

Key Functions:

  • Develop, monitor, and evaluate T&E activities of major DoD defense acquisition programs.

  • Provide statistical expertise on subjects such as design of experiments, Bayesian analysis, and empirical modeling to acquisition programs.

  • Perform independent assessments of performance, readiness, interoperability, and cyber security to transition into Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E).

  • Translate system requirements into appropriate risk and performance metrics and assess the feasibility and robustness of planned T&E activities to capture them.

  • Participate in defining and designing developmental and operational Live-Virtual-Constructive (LVC) environments to efficiently and effectively test and evaluate defense systems of systems (SoS)

  • Conduct analysis using statistical software and programming languages (e.g., R, MATLAB, Python, JMP).

  • Explore, develop, and implement new statistical and data science methodologies and techniques applicable across multiple subject matter domains such as defense and homeland security.

  • Perform out-reach to major program offices to facilitate insertion of T&E activities earlier in the acquisition process.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS and 8 years related experience

  • 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Computer Science, or Mathematics

  • In-depth understanding of the DoD test and evaluation domain

  • Recent experience with integrated, developmental, or operational test and evaluation of DoD Systems

  • Knowledge of, Design of Experiments, data analytics, and verification and validation methods.

  • Proficiency in one or more of the programming languages for quantitative analyses (ex. MATLAB, Python, R).

  • Understanding of Digital Engineering, Risk Assessment, Cyber Security, Statistical Engineering, Live-Virtual-Constructive (LVC) environments, and Model-Based Systems Engineering methodologies and techniques

  • Strategic thinker; proven leader; effective individual contributor; detailed oriented; strong written and verbal communication skills; effective technical presentation skills

  • Active top secret clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated skills and abilities leading and directing the resolution of critical technical issues related to the integration, test, and evaluation of complex naval weapons systems and missile defense capabilities

  • Knowledge and in depth understanding of DoD acquisition regulations and procedure

  • Experience with software systems, cyber security, interoperability, and software testing required

  • Ability to perform outreach activities with the sponsor and other stakeholders

  • Ability to articulate T&E capabilities and requirements to the T&E Community, including senior military and civilian executives

  • Knowledge in Model Based System Engineering (MBSE)

  • Understanding of the use of SysML, and/or UML

  • Experience using SysML tools such as Cameo, Rhapsody, NoMagic, or other MBSE tools.

  • Knowledge in Uncertainty Quantification

This requisition requires the following clearance(s):

Top Secret

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