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MITRE Careers

Bedford, MA
5001 to 10000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Federal Agencies
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Our mission-driven teams are dedicated to solving problems for a safer world. Through our federally funded R&D centers and public-private partnerships, we work across government to tackle challenges to the safety, stability, and well-being of our nation.

Mission: MITRE brings innovative ideas to big challenges in national security and the public sector, providing a conflict-free environment for discoveries in science and technology. We are not for profit – and dedicated to the public good. By working with industry and academia ... Read more

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2013 (#27), 2012 (#4), 2011 (#12), 2010 (#6), 2009 (#24)

Company Updates

  • COVID-19

    "As soon as we saw what was going on in Wuhan, China, we knew we had to respond immediately," says Dr. Paul Jarris, who led a team that created a working prototype of a tool for state and local health departments that enables remote monitoring of people in quarantine and isolation, as well as monitoring of case contacts.

  • COVID-19

    MITRE is managing the COVID-19 Healthcare Coalition. We're also determining the best method for decontaminating large quantities of N95 masks and other personal protective gear, and have developed an app that lets people report coronavirus symptoms easily. Learn more about how we're addressing the COVID-19 threat.

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MITRE – Why Work With Us?

MITRE is an independent, not-for-profit corporation operates federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs)—unique organizations that assist the U.S. government with scientific research and analysis; development and acquisition; and systems engineering and integration. MITRE operates seven FFRDCs for:

  • The Department of Defense
  • The Federal Aviation Administration
  • The Department of Homeland Security
  • The Internal Revenue Service
  • The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts
  • The National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

MITRE provides innovative, practical solutions for national challenges in defense and intelligence, cybersecurity, aviation, homeland security, civil systems, healthcare, and the judiciary. The corporation is based in McLean, Va., and Bedford, Mass., with sites around the world.

Use your skills and passion to build a career that makes you proud.

At MITRE, our reputation relies on providing technically sound, objective guidance to our government partners. It's not about increasing the bottom line. It's about helping our nation move forward. And it's been that way for more than 50 years.

Through our FFRDCs, we've advanced the state of the art in such critical areas as GPS, air traffic control, mobile technologies, cybersecurity, and healthcare IT—to name just a few. We're proud of this record of teamwork and accomplishment.

MITRE isn't just a place that creates value for our nation. We know you want to work at a place where you're valued, too. That's why we provide:

  • Competitive pay and comprehensive benefits
  • Retirement plan with generous company matching contributions
  • Generous education compensation and extensive in-house training
  • Health and wellness programs, including on-site fitness centers
  • Outstanding laboratory facilities and IT infrastructure
  • Company-sponsored technical conferences and symposia
  • Commuter benefits, including convenient Metro service to our McLean campus.
  • A genuine commitment to work-life balance

MITRE's Definition of Inclusion

Inclusion is the practice of engaging the unique talents, beliefs, experiences, capabilities, and culture of individuals and groups in support of a common mission. Inclusive behavior acknowledges and respects differences.

At MITRE, we believe that fostering the collective strength of a wide spectrum of employees results in innovative solutions for our customers. For that reason, MITRE strives to create a culture that respects and leverages individual and cultural differences.

MITRE's Business Case for Diversity

A fully diverse and inclusive organization provides MITRE with a competitive advantage:

  • Customers and sponsors want and expect to see people with a broad range of perspectives.
  • Diversity builds the bench by creating a stronger and deeper employee pipeline.
  • Leveraging all sectors of the workforce leads to the best solutions for our customers.

Workforce differences that we celebrate include, but are not limited to:

  • Abilities and Education
  • Age
  • Culture
  • Family Status
  • Gender
  • Learning and Work Styles
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Religion
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
  • Socioeconomic Status

MITRE's Corporate Diversity Action Council (CDAC)

The goal of our CDAC is to embed MITRE's commitment to diversity and inclusion into our work programs. CDAC works through three committees to achieve its goals.

The Workforce Committee supports MITRE's goal to recruit and retain a workforce that reflects the diversity of our customers and the nation. The Operations Committee is focused on enhancing and improving MITRE work programs, products, and operations through the inclusion of diversity of staff and thought. The Education and Awareness Committee supports MITRE's longstanding commitment to creating and maintaining a multicultural workplace where talented individuals can flourish.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee


    Full disclosure, I have been fairly critical of some of the decisions made by management in recent times. However, in the face of the current COVID-19 situation, I couldn’t be happier with how this entire company is responding. Executive leadership has been all over this even before it became a big deal in the US. They have demonstrated that their top priority is the safety and well-being of the employees. They have been encouraging remote work from the start and have been able to get some of the middle management who have been critical of telework on board with it. Their messaging has embodied the principals of emergency management by providing consistent and clear communications, which has not always been their strength.

    ECIS has really shined so far, especially with the steep increase in connections from outside the facilities. Several thousand employees were able to begin telework with only minor issues.

    Along with encouraging remote work, the company has offered a corporate iPhone to every employee working 20 or more hours per week. That’s several thousand mobile phones purchased in a week!

    Last but certainly not least, the entire MITRE workforce has shown a great deal of empathy and support for each other. People are being very cooperative with schedule changes, shift work, and picking up the slack when needed. They are also being very respectful and responsible when it comes to maintaining social distancing practices. I really feel a “we’re in this together” vibe among the staff right now.


    Employees who perform largely classified work are having the hardest time with this sudden adjustment and in some cases still need to report to the facility. However, I have also seen risk mitigation by encouraging shifts and alternating days with this type of work.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to care for the well being of the employees by committing to keep everyone gainfully employed during this difficult time. A layoff at this time would be devastating to our families.

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MITRE Interviews



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    Machine Learning Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at MITRE (McLean, VA) in March 2020.


    I had a phone screening. A couple days later they asked to schedule an in person interview. I got to meet with different group leaders, department heads, etc. I have a 30 min technical presentation, a code test, and group interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me to find bugs in the code   1 Answer
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MITRE Awards & Accolades

  • Top Places to Work, The Boston Globe, 2018
  • Computerworld 100 Best Places to Work in IT, ComputerWorld, 2018
  • 2018 Washington Post Top Workplaces, The Washington Post, 2018
  • Top 50 Employers, Woman Engineer Magazine, 2017
  • Top 50 Employers, STEM Workforce Diversity Magazine, 2017
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