Positions Available at MITRE

The MITRE Corporation has announced several unique and exciting job opportunities.

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.

Available Positions:
Systems Engineer
Multi-Discipline Systems Engineer
Model-Based Systems Engineer

Required Qualifications:
B.S. or M.S. in Systems Engineering or related engineering degrees e.g., physics, mathematics, electrical engineering, computer science/engineering, mechanical engineering, cybersecurity engineering, industrial engineering, biomedical engineering, engineering management, aerospace engineering.

If you have completed or are currently working on any engineering academic projects such as design of a mobile or web app, development of a data analytics algorithm or application, or breaking or hardening of an IT system, please indicate this on your resume.

If interested in a position at MITRE, please forward your resume to Kimberly Harrington at knharrington@mitre.org for immediate consideration.

PlusConsulting seeking 4 PC Technicians

PlusConsulting is in need of 4 PC technicians for a client contract to roll out 1,000 PCs. This is a short-term contract for 3 months and the positions are needed immediately.

This could be a great internship opportunity for a student.  Applicants should have experience in setting up PCs, software installation, and file transfers.  The contract will be located in downtown Pittsburgh at client offices and also at SouthPoint in Canonsburg (transportation needed).


Interested students should email their resume to Kate.lacayo@plusconsulting.com directly.

bit-x-bit Presentation – A TSC Sponsored Event

The Top Secret Colonials will be sponsoring a presentation by bit-x-bit which will be held on Thursday, January 25th from 4:30 – 5:30 pm in the Wheatley Atrium. bit-x-bit will be discussing how to handle a digital forensic investigation from start to finish, including the intake of evidence and preparing forensic images.

bit-x-bit is a Digital Forensics and e-Discovery consulting company, finding evidence in internal investigations and in cases of data theft and security breaches. The legal and technical teams at bit-x-bit have successfully completed hundreds of forensic investigations and e-discovery projects, ranging in scope from investigating the metadata in one file to the collection, culling and analysis of millions of electronic documents. bit-x-bit has provided e-discovery and computer forensics training to the United States District Court, government agencies and major law firms.

There will be two presenters from bit-x-bit at this event:

Brett Creasy – President and Director of Digital Forensics. Brett has over ten years of IT and Digital Forensic experience with degrees from Pittsburgh Technical Institute, Villanova University and Capella University.

Caitlin Counihan – Digital Forensic Analyst. Caitlin has been with bit-x-bit for over a year and graduated from RMU in 2016.

Students will receive SET credit for attending this event, and pizza will be provided. For more information about this event, contact Dr. Paullet at paullet@rmu.edu. For more information about bit-x-bit, click here.

Engineering and IT Co-ops with ANSYS

ANSYS, Inc. is looking for undergraduate students to take part in their Summer 2018 IT and Engineering Co-ops. One focuses on Software Development while the other focuses on Software Testing. ANSYS is located in Canonsburg and is the global leader in engineering simulation software which bring ideas to life.

Co-ops rotate between school and full-time work assignments each semester. The students develop and test ANSYS’s industry-leading simulation software while gaining real experience in their field of study. Both Co-ops are 40-hour per week paid positions and will take place from May 14th to August 17th.

For the Software Development Co-op:

• Work with software developers to design, implement, and debug
• Engineering simulation features
• UI toolkit components
• Infrastructure process and tools
• Online help systems

• Commitment to three (3) semester rotations for Engineers and two (2) semesters for Computer Science in partnership with University’s Co-op Office
• Pursuing a BS in Computer Science or Computer Engineering with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
• Must be currently enrolled in a full-time degree program and returning to the program after the completion of the co-op
• Exposure to C++, C#, Java or Python
• Sharp and tenacious problem solving skills
• Team player, responsible, and motivated

For the Software Testing Co-op:

• Work with the testing team to conduct interactive and batch tests
• Modify or upgrade computer systems
• Write scripts to run testing responsibilities
• Analyze results, log and retest bugs found and fixed

• Commitment to three (3) semester rotations for Engineers and two (2) semesters for Computer Science in partnership with University’s Co-op Office
• Pursuing a BS in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related technical degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
• Must be currently enrolled in a full-time degree program and returning to the program after the completion of the co-op
• Exposure to FEA and CAD
• Exposure to Unix/Windows/Linux systems
• Sharp and tenacious problem solving skills
• Team player, responsible, and motivated

For the Software Development Co-op, students can apply here or through ColonialTRAK.
For the Software Testing Co-op, students can apply here or through ColonialTRAK.
Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, February 28th.


Web Developer Internship – Pacer Studios

Pacer Studios is looking for a Web Developer Intern to work for them this Spring. The intern should be able to write sound HTML and CSS and have some familiarity with other languages, such as PHP and Javascript.  The intern should also have basic familiarity with WordPress. By the conclusion of the internship, they will be able to code custom WordPress themes from scratch. The company’s senior developer will work with the intern to teach them as many “tricks of the trade” as possible.

Qualities that Pacer Studios is looking for in an intern:

  • A team player who will be willing and happy to help others
  • Naturally positive, generally happy, and a joy to be around
  • Incredibly detail-oriented and organized
  • Love to learn, embrace failure, and never give up
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
  • Love taking initiative
Other Qualifications:
  • High interest in learning and problem solving
  • Detail-oriented with exceptional organization, task and time management
  • Self-motivated, highly flexible and proactive with a team mentality

Students can apply for the internship through ColonialTRAK. Pacer Studios is located in Beaver, Pennsylvania.

New Year Brings New Director to SCIS’ D.Sc. Program

mishraDr. Sushma Mishra is the new director of SCIS’ D.Sc. program. She succeeds Dr. David Wood, who stepped down at the end of the fall semester.

“My number one priority as the director is to highlight and communicate the value that this program provides to people seeking a terminal degree in an applied field such as information systems,” Dr. Mishra said.

“We have a unique program in terms of balancing rigor and relevance,” Dr. Mishra noted. “The rigor of the program comes from well-designed courses in areas of research design, methods and content that are taught by our dedicated faculty. The relevance of the research comes from the applied nature of problems that professionals seek to investigate in this program.”

She added that the answers that develop from the research are transferred from the classroom and into the organizational settings where the students work.

“The program is designed for students to succeed,” Dr, Mishra said. “We have one of the highest rates of graduation in this program. Being able to complete course work and individual research in three years requires lot of dedication from students and faculty members. We are able to accomplish this as a team.”

Dr. Mishra said she often is asked by prospective students why a D.Sc. degree might be a better choice than a Ph.D. degree.

“In my opinion, a D.Sc. program is more applied in nature,” she stated. “Our students are investigating real organizational problems and taking the skills and solutions to their work place to address more relevant issues. This makes our program different as the applicability of knowledge is high and not just a theoretical exercise.”

Dr. Mishra noted that her predecessor set quite the bar as a leader.

“David’s leadership and mentorship encouraged new ideas to be discussed and implemented in the program,” she said. “His dedication to student success has generated goodwill throughout the region.”

AnnMarie LeBlanc is the dean of the School of Communications and Information Systems. She is confident Dr. Mishra will demonstrate the same skills as an administrator that she does as a teacher and scholar.

“I look forward to witnessing Dr. Mishra’s leadership,” Dean LeBlanc said. “Her vision, wisdom and collaborative nature will most certainly enhance the Doctor of Science curricular offerings and add value to the degree.”

Because she is taking over what she called “a fundamentally solid program,” Dr. Mishra doesn’t envision making structural changes. But she does have clear goals in mind.

One is to work with the D.Sc. faculty to explore how the program needs to adjust to ever-changing technology trends. A second is to ensure that relevant current topics are integrated into the curriculum.

Dr. Mishra will continue to teach one D.Sc. course in the fall semester in her new administrative role. She also will teach one Master’s level course in the spring term.

“I have been teaching in this program for few years and have really enjoyed the enthusiasm of all the people involved in making it successful,” she noted.

“I am a firm believer of this program, and I hope all our students are proud of their experiences here and their degrees.”

eNGINE Hires seeking Help Desk Positions

eNGINE Hires is looking for recent college graduates to fill 5 Help Desk positions to provide remote support for hosted solutions. The positions are located in Cranberry Twp, PA and require a full-time commitment (40 hours per week).

Internship experience would be highly desirable, but not required. Applicant should know how to do a simple password reset, software updates etc. Ability to do firewall configs, printer set up and config, and server configs and roll outs is desirable.

Opportunity to advance within the Help Desk is possible. If applicant wishes to pursue certifications, they will be reimbursed upon completion for any of the certifications that apply to the company.

If interested, send resume and cover letter to:

Michael O’Hara