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The MITRE Corporation Lead Data Manager in Bedford, Massachusetts

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MITRE’s Responsive Operational Planning Department in the Air Operations Division of the Air Force Center is seeking an experienced Data Manager for the Kessel Run (KR) Project. The Kessel Run Experimentation Lab (KREL) in Boston, MA is the Air Force’s software factory where combat software capabilities are defined, developed, tested, deployed, and maintained using an Agile software development methodology and DevSecOps processes.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide objective solutions and recommendations to address customer challenges.

  • Deliver high quality data-driven technical products and/or solutions with actionable recommendations for the sponsor

  • Communicate, written and verbally, with customer and MITRE on status of products in a concise, professional, and timely manner.

  • Assist in the definition and implementation of enterprise-wide data strategy, policies, controls, and programs to ensure enterprise data are accurate, complete, secure, and reliable.

  • As part of a MITRE-government team, contribute to the development and evaluation of data and information assets across the enterprise.

  • Support the next generation of enterprise-level data and analytics strategy implementation, to support mission and evaluation of investments.

  • Provide Subject Matter advice and guidance about data management topics and trends to senior leadership and managers

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, cyber security, or related field

  • Familiarity with Air Operations Domain

  • Familiarity with event streaming platforms such as Apache Kafka

  • Experience with graph-based data workflows using Apache Airflow.

  • Expertise writing distributed, high-volume services in Python, Java or Scala.

  • Expertise with high volume heterogeneous data, preferably with distributed systems.

  • Knowledge of data modeling, data access, and data storage techniques.

  • Active TS clearance with ability to obtain SCI and SAP/SAR eligibility

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years work experience; 2 in a technical leadership role

  • Strong knowledge of agile software development methodologies and DevSecOps processes

  • Understands database design concepts; benefits and limits of various types of databases. Ability to participate in short-term and long-term planning of database projects and how to efficiently store and analyze various types of data.

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills with experience briefing and communication

  • Proven track record in achieving significant work program, sponsor, or organizational outcomes.

  • Strong track record of building sponsor trusted advisor relationships

  • Ability to obtain a SECRET clearance.

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