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The Enabling Technology Department (N411), part of the Collection and Tasking Division within the MITRE Intelligence Center, applies broad Defense and Intelligence expertise, and a deep understanding of operational tradecraft as well as our sponsors' intelligence collection challenges, to develop and advance innovative human and technical solutions which enable present and future multi-int collection management from tactical to enterprise levels, and to shape and grow the future MITRE intelligence workforce through intentional talent development. Whether enabling technology for customer- or discipline-specific systems, better integration of National and theater collection, fully orchestrated all-discipline, all-domain collection, or enabling career excellence for intelligence professionals, we are ready to engage with the complex intelligence collection challenges facing our nation. The Department is seeking to add one Senior Principal Group Leader (GL) to our Department Leadership Team. The position will be primarily centered on the McLean campus.

Responsibilities include:

  • The N411 GL serves as a working supervisor – in addition to responsibilities in leading and developing people, the GL is responsible to deliver high value/high impact outcomes within a diverse Division/Department work program. Highly competitive candidates will bring a strong technical background, including demonstrated expertise and technical leadership experience in one or more of the following areas: intelligence collection systems, processes, and methods; National intelligence collection programs and capabilities, as well as service, theater and/or operational support to field users; working across multiple intelligence collection disciplines (e.g. SIGINT, HUMINT, GEOINT, OSINT, etc.) as well as the corresponding Sponsor agencies; signal acquisition and processing technologies; intelligence collection management. The selected candidate will serve as an integral member of the department leadership team, and will be expected to work in partnership with other department and division leaders to guide our technical and business direction, ensure quality and impact of current direct work, shape the future of our work programs, and grow the workforce. GLs must be able to balance department management and leadership responsibilities with direct work program commitments as assigned, with a typical allocation of 5-10% coverage for GL responsibilities.
  • The selected candidate will manage a group of 6-8 staff in addition to direct project responsibilities. N411 provides expertise and guidance in the following areas: Collection Management, DIE and IC Collection Management and Orchestration, Design and Development of Collection Systems, Systems Engineering, and Technical Analysis.

Talent Management and Development:

  • Serve as the first line direct supervisor focused on staff performance management and development for a group of up to 8 individual contributors within the N411 Enabling Technology Department;
  • Engage closely with assigned staff to provide career guidance and technical support, by conducting regular performance and development conversations; serve as mentor, coach, and advocate in order to enable and recognize staff for their technical and professional achievements; communicate with Project/Task Leaders on staff assignments and performance; assess staff performance and provide constructive feedback to support continued development.

Organizational Leadership:

  • Support staff members in understanding the structure, purpose, mission, strategy, goals, and related organizational concepts for the Collection and Tasking Division and the MITRE Intelligence Center; serve as the primary catalyst to enable effective collaboration and communication between staff and Project/Task Leaders; serve as a proactive liaison between staff and Department/upper management; seek collaboration opportunities across work program portfolios; and facilitate open sharing of program and/or technical area knowledge with other managers and staff.

Technical Quality/Execution/Capability Development:

  • As a member of the Department Leadership Team, engage in workforce shaping and work program development, maintain awareness of emerging technical issues and opportunities, and support additional Department and Division management duties as required.
  • Individual Technical Contributor: Actively contribute to one or more work programs within the N410 division.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current TS clearance with SCI access;
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree or comparable relevant professional experience (Engineering; Computer Science; Systems Engineering; Business Management; or relevant national security field) with a minimum of 8 years of related experience, including 2 years in a leadership role (e.g., Task Lead, Project Lead, etc.);
  • Skills and commitment to building and sustaining high-performance teams, achieving team goals, growing trust, engagement, and collaboration;
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with staff to develop data, analysis, strategies, actions, and measures required to address issues, solve problems, set and meet strategic objectives, and advance short and long-term performance and development goals;
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills and the ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences across MITRE;
  • Must be a self-starter with creative thinking and problem-solving capabilities, able to function within an ambiguous, fast-paced, dynamic environment with limited supervision;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, judgement, discretion, diplomacy, tact, and ability to work with both staff and internal/external sponsors;
  • Excellent briefing skills;
  • Candidates for this position must be current Senior Principal staff.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Highly qualified candidates would meet several of the following preferred qualifications, however, we do not expect any individual to meet all of them:
  • Excellent technical stature and professional reputation: recognized within the MITRE Intelligence Center community as a subject matter expert and thought leader within the candidate’s area of expertise;
  • Recognition as a trusted leader by peers, staff, and other managers; exemplifies the servant leadership model;
  • Passion for personnel leadership/management;
  • Ability to use discretion, compassion, and creative approaches to solve problems, remove barriers, and work constructively through conflict;
  • Ability and commitment to work closely and collaboratively with a diverse team of MITRE leaders, managers, and partners to sustain a high-performance team (e.g. attend and contribute to team meetings, maintain effective communication with leaders and other team members, complete ad-hoc tasks from time to time based on emerging operational needs, etc.).

Our culture is a tangible asset that endures through our people and leaders. At MITRE, our leaders must also demonstrate and continually develop a consistent set of shared Leadership Competencies:

  • Lead with a Strategic Mindset: Drives alignment across MITRE to achieve our mission by engaging across and beyond the enterprise, making and executing decisions, and activating the Good Growth Strategy.
  • Create Value: Takes a broad approach to solving complex problems using a national and global lens. Unleashes the full capabilities of our people in a relentless pursuit of innovative solutions that are scalable, equitable, transferable, and sustainable.
  • Cultivate Inclusion: Creates an environment and opportunities, built on trust, where people can be their whole authentic self, feeling welcomed, supported, engaged, and respected for who they are and what they contribute to the organization. Embraces and engages all dimensions of diversity to exponentially expand MITRE’s impact in solving problems for a safer world.
  • Communicate for Impact: Conveys powerful messages tailored to the unique needs of stakeholders—and desired outcomes—in a style that engages and inspires action. Exemplifies active listening to foster collaboration, understanding, and alignment.
  • Commit to Action and Outcomes: Holds self and others accountable for acting on and achieving established objectives. Exemplifies cultural attributes while executing and delivering impactful outcomes.

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

Top Secret/SCI

This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s):

Top Secret/SCI

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