Entry Level Software Systems Engineer

MITRE Corporation   •  

Aberdeen, MD

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


Not Specified years

Posted 34 days ago

You can have it all at MITRE. Professionally, you get to work with the best and brightest to come up with the big ideas that impact public, not commercial, interest. You get to work in government, industry, and academia to tackling our nation’s most complex challenges. Personally, you have the flexibility to enjoy your life beyond the office. From the job you do every day to solving problems for a safer world, to the results that motivate you, to who you are outside of work, MITRE gives you what you need to be happy and successful.

At the MITRE Corporation’s Mission Command and Intelligence Information Systems (P621) Department, technology for our Warfighter goes from concept to fielding. If you are a talented and motivated early career software engineer looking to put your skills to use in a challenging environment that includes supporting military tactical operations and military intelligence, then this is the opportunity for you! MITRE Mission Command Information Systems Department has openings for recent graduates in computer science, software engineering or similar degree programs to work the full software engineer life cycle on a variety of cutting edge projects. These software engineering projects are in information warfare, command and control, fire support (artillery), smart munitions, intelligence and much more. The technical work areas include software development for the Android operating system, web development, software testing such as performance testing, requirements development, UML for software designs, and data modeling/management. Modern technologies such as React, Node.js, Angular, Protobuf, git, NOSQL, Atlassian, Slack, and more are utilized. Opportunities in research and development exist in such areas as Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, and Distribute Computing to support the Army communications and intelligence capabilities of the future!

MITRE Corporation’s Mission Command and Intelligence Information Systems (P621) Department is based out of Aberdeen, MD on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay, only an hour from Baltimore and Philadelphia.

Key Functions:
- Execute full software engineering life cycle processes (concept vision through test)
- Develop software using Agile processes and tools (JIRA, git, Jenkins/gradle, and more)
- Deliver software designs and prototypes to Army R&D and Acquisition, Logistics and Technology sponsors
- Evaluate technologies and Commercial products for potential military applicability


  • BS in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a similar degree
  • Programming Language experience with either
    Java or similar object-oriented language
    JavaScript and HTML for web development
  • Understanding of software design patterns and best practices
  • Understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle
  • Enthusiasm and a desire to learn and grow
  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD secret clearance which will require US citizenship


  • Experience with Android programming including understanding of Android IPC mechanisms such as Intents
  • Experience with client and server-side JavaScript, MVC frameworks, React, and Node.js
  • Building software with languages/frameworks such as Maven and Gradle
  • Machine Learning experience or course work
  • Understanding of databases (relational or NOSQL)
  • Familiarity with serialization formats including JSON, XML, and Google Protobuf
  • Technical writing skills such as drafting software designs and technical guidance
  • Experience or understanding of all phases of the Software or Systems Development Life Cycle
  • Strong interpersonal, briefing, and communication skills