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The MITRE Corporation Associate Wireless Communications & Signal Processing Engineer in Bedford, Massachusetts

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MITRE’s Nuclear Enterprise Programs Division has an excellent opportunity to be part of a dynamic technical team having substantial impact on the design and development of next generation DoD communications systems. Our work focuses on Satellite Communications, HF and VLF communications in a benign and Nuclear environment.

We are seeking to hire highly motivated undergraduate and graduate entry-level new grads whose skills and expertise span the gamut of EE/ECE topics; from RF design to developing and securing hardware, firmware, and embedded software, to modeling and simulation, digital signal processing and communications, who are interested in joining our team and applying their technical expertise by developing, prototyping and evaluating state-of-the-art digital communications technologies, such as:

  • Digital signal processing algorithms for communication systems

  • Development of Ground and Airborne Satellite communications terminals

  • Development of Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) communications terminals in HF and VLF frequencies

    Responsibilities may include:

  • Support communications systems development and analysis by designing and analyzing innovative waveform components such as synchronization, forward error correction, spread spectrum technologies, medium access control, channel equalization, interference cancellation, etc.

  • Document and provide recommendations for improvements to communication systems including areas such as system resilience, networking, electronic warfare, capacity, etc.

  • Perform modeling and simulation activities of communication systems.

  • Design and verify real-time signal processing modules for a FPGA implementation of next generation military communication receivers.

  • Use software defined radios to implement communication protocols and perform signal analysis.

  • Investigate optimal quantization strategies for digital receivers in the presence of adverse channel conditions.

  • Develop code to interact with custom hardware peripherals to provide status and control interfaces to higher-level software on a complex SoC prototype.

Basic Qualifications

  • Typically requires less than 1 year of related experience with a related Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of related education and work experience.

  • Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or applicants who are eligible for security clearances. (HR will insert)

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related discipline

  • Experience with at least one or more technical EE/ECE sub-discipline, such as:Communications and Digital signal processing such as detection and estimation, information theory, spread spectrum communications, waveform design, modulation theory, error control coding, channel equalization, interference cancellation, algorithm development, receiver design, embedded software, advanced wireless protocols.

  • Possess ability to obtain and maintain Top Secret Clearance which requires US citizenship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering

  • Two years of experience with at least one or more technical EE/ECE sub-discipline, such as: Communications and Digital signal processing

  • Possess an active secret clearance

    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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