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Performance Modeling Engineer

Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges-and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day-working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE-and make a difference with us.

If you like to figure out how complex systems work, and what can be done to make them run more smoothly, this may be the job for you!

In MITRE's Performance Optimization group, we help MITRE's customers fix and prevent performance problems with their IT systems and processes. We consider everything from what users do down to how networking and computing resources are used. People in our group can help not one, but all of MITRE's customers.

As projects need help with performance optimization, they come to us so that we can apply our technical expertise to the project's specific needs. This gives us the ability to work in a wide variety of domains solving many different issues; the work is always changing and interesting.

As our new Performance Engineer your responsibilities will include:
  • Assessing the needs of the customer, including what questions they need to answer and what decisions they must make
  • Planning an approach to the technical analysis that will answer their questions or inform their decisions
  • Using modeling tools to design communication networks, devices, protocols and applications.
  • Developing prototypes to simulate networks and technologies then analyze and compare impacts of different technology designs on end-to-end behavior.
  • Providing actionable results and recommendations

Required Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related technical field
  • 5+ years of related experience
  • Must be a US citizen capable of obtaining and maintaining a US DoD clearance
  • The ability to apply modeling and simulation, load testing, process modeling, and/or other performance engineering skills
  • Proficiency using performance engineering tools such as Riverbed Modeler, ExtendSim, iGrafx, or other similar tools
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaboration and communication skills for interacting with customers, MITRE staff and other stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications:
  • A Master's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related technical field
  • Preference given to qualified candidates holding an active clearance.
  • At least eight (8) years of experience in performance engineering

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

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

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