The P471 Satellite Communications Department as part of MITRE's Nuclear Enterprise Modernization Division has an excellent opportunity for a Project Leader for Common Very Low frequency (VLF) Receiver (CVR) Increment 2 (Inc 2) for multiple nuclear mission platforms, including airborne and ground assets (9 STE in FY19). CVR Inc 2 provides survivable communication for Nuclear Command & Control Communications (NC3) in a stressed environment. The objective is to ensure common VLF receiver hardware (CVR Inc 2) and a common waveform for all platforms. For technical details of the project, please contact the hiring manager
This role includes leading and contributing to a dynamic multi-disciplined engineering team providing strategic and technical engineering expertise solving complex critical issues. The Project Leader will coordinate with AFNWC, AFGSC, USSTRATCOM/NEC, NC3 PEO and Staff, and other Nuclear Enterprise Modernization program leadership.
* Provide strategic and technical leadership as a trusted advisor to the program sponsors' system development and acquisition leaders * Develop, maintain, and proactively manage sponsor and stakeholder relationships * Define and develop a work plan that contributes to the Sponsor's strategic outcomes, become the focal point for the government for technical issues, and leverage MITRE's resources to their fullest advantage * Keep current on major Nuclear Enterprise Portfolio goals and associated corporate measures and contribute to the development and execution of the portfolio strategy and Enterprise Efforts * Ensure that activities, deliverables, and engagements are appropriately exposed to other projects in the portfolio and across the Nuclear Enterprise, and proactively seek opportunities for collaboration * Work with program sponsor to advocate for and gain buy-in for Nuclear Enterprise Near Term Initiative efforts * Define the rapid acquisition approach and strategy needed to field systems quickly and seamlessly that best fits with the technical maturity and availability of system components * Work with Industry to help shape solutions based on data driven engineering results * Ensure that strategic outcomes and accomplishments are well understood by everyone associated with the project * Experience as a technical or task/project leader and strategic thinker * Skilled communicator who can establish credibility with and achieve buy-in from Government customer, proven success in shaping work to achieve the highest impact * Solid understanding of the acquisition process (DoDI 5000.02 and Middle Tier acquisitions), with strong project management skills * Knowledge of military nuclear certifications and operations * Operational and hands-on experience with satellite, UHF line-of-sight, and HF systems * Demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate with Industry * Self-starter, history of innovation in achieving strategic outcomes
BS in a technical discipline, such as Systems, Aerospace, Electrical or Software Engineering and 10 years of related experience or MS and 7 years of related experience.
This position will require overnight travel up to 25% of the time as well as some local travel.
Top Secret (SCI eligible)
To be eligible for consideration for this position, a current Top Secret clearance is required and the ability to be SCI cleared
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