Our Hiring Process
Welcome to the employment site for The MITRE Corporation. If you are
thinking about applying, this page will answer many of your questions
about the process.
You may submit a resume or CV to MITRE without specifying a particular
job. However, applying specifically for one or more positions ensures
prompt review and consideration, because your resume is sent within hours
to the recruiter responsible for that position.
An online submission of your resume will be acknowledged on screen.
Resumes submitted by other means will be acknowledged by email or postcard.
Your profile and resume will remain active in our system—which is
regularly searched by MITRE recruiters—so you may be considered
for future openings that match your qualifications. However, if you desire,
we will honor your request for removal from further consideration.
If you are passionate about what you do, committed to excellence, and ready to contribute to a safer world, you are ready for MITRE.
From application to hiring decision, our employment process can take
from three weeks to three months. Because the timing can be unpredictable,
you should let your HR recruiter know about any factors affecting your
availability. If you have questions prior to being contacted by HR, you
can use the "contact us" link at the bottom of our Web page. Candidates
who get to the interview stage will be notified if the position is filled
by another applicant.
A designated recruiter reviews the qualifications of all candidates
seeking consideration for a position and forwards the resumes of the most
appropriately qualified candidates to the hiring manager. The hiring manager
selects the candidates to be interviewed.
To help align your interests with our opportunities, a MITRE representative
may call you to ask for additional information, such as depth of technical/professional
knowledge, availability for interviews, interest in relocation, salary
Scheduling an interview
When a hiring manager asks to meet you, an HR representative will call
to arrange a time for you to visit our offices. If you live far from our
facilities, we will make travel arrangements for you. If there's time
before your visit, we will send you an information packet, which will
include detailed directions and an official employment application to
complete and bring with you.
When you arrive for your interview, an HR representative will greet
you, discuss your application, explain the schedule for your visit, and
answer any questions. Different departments have different practices,
but you can expect to have two to four individual meetings with department
representatives. You will have the chance to share your detailed qualifications
and learn more about MITRE and our work. In some cases, you may be asked
in advance to prepare and deliver a brief presentation. Sometimes we need
to ask a candidate back for additional interviews before making a final
If we're considering you for a job offer, we will conduct a background
check that covers your employment history, references, educational qualifications,
etc. (When you applied, we asked you to sign a form authorizing this check.)
If no adverse information is reported during the check—which typically
takes three to five days—we will proceed to make an offer.
If you're selected for the position and the background check is satisfactory,
an HR representative will convey a formal offer. The offer package will
include starting salary and a summary of benefits and estimated MITRE
contributions to their costs. Normally we would expect your decision within
Hire and orientation
After you accept the offer, we will discuss and determine your start
date. New employees generally start on Mondays, and we hold orientation
sessions every Monday except in late December and on federal holidays
observed by MITRE.
MITRE is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace.
MITRE does not accept and will not honor unsolicited resume submissions from third-party representatives or employment agencies.