Systems Engineering Competency Model
The competency model helps MITRE enhance its strategic capability in systems engineering. This model reflects MITRE's brand of systems engineering, which is a "government view and approach" to systems engineering. In our independent partnering role as an FFRDC, we take the government's view and support its needs. Contractors would have a somewhat different systems engineering competency model than the one described here. MITRE's systems engineers generally become systems engineers by two mechanisms: 1) They may start their career in a deep technical specialty and broaden their system view over the years as they take on more project responsibilities; 2) They may be trained in systems engineering through either academic or corporate related education. In either case, on the job work experience is a critical requirement for becoming a good systems engineer.