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The MITRE Corporation Associate Wireless & Security Engineer in Bedford, Massachusetts

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.

Would you like to join a team of world class researchers and engineers developing systems critical to national security? Are you seeking an opportunity to work in an environment where big ideas, sound technical arguments and sponsor impacts are valued? Then MITRE might be the place for you!

At MITRE, we believe that good ideas lead to great solutions through testing, exploration, development, and demonstration. In MITRE's Electronic System Development and Embedded Security department, we apply this principle as we dig deep into hard problems to find innovative, practical ways to solve tough challenges for our government sponsors across a range of technical applications.

We are growing our wireless mobility & security team and are looking for engineers interested in working with wireless network protocols and adept at embedded programming to contribute to experimentation and development and security projects in LTE & 5G. Our diverse work program includes a variety of opportunities that leverage our well-equipped laboratories:

  • Evaluate spectrum co-location of commercial and military wireless systems

  • Develop cutting edge communication and sensor systems using software defined radio (SDR) platforms

  • Develop and evaluate mobile edge applications on MITRE’s private cellular networks

  • Perform hands-on security assessments of wireless protocol and radio implementations

  • Extend capabilities of MITRE's LTE/5G experimentation radio access networks

Consistent with MITRE's role as a not-for-profit operator of federally-funded R&D centers, our electronics work is concentrated on the exciting research, development, and evaluation phases of the engineering design cycle. If you are looking for an opportunity to be a part of a diverse electronics prototyping and security work program with people who are passionate about their work, curious about technology, and appreciate the value of collaboration and teamwork, we would encourage you to apply to this position.

Responsibilities include:

This position provides an exciting opportunity to experiment with modern wireless communications networking protocols including 5G and LTE cellular equipment, to design and prototype solutions that adopt or augment these technologies, and to evaluate the security of protocol implementations. Opportunities include:

  • Exploration, evaluation, and development of prototype solutions to augment commercial wireless communication protocols to provide secure and resilient communications for government applications

  • Contribute to the creation of wireless test networks, test scenarios, and tools for generating, collecting, and analyzing signals

  • Participation in field test and evaluation exercises: preparation, execution, and post-event data analysis

  • A supportive culture of learning, professional growth, and development

  • Opportunities to build on skills and work on a diverse range of projects

  • Outstanding continuing education programs

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in the fields listed below, or equivalent knowledge and skills.

  • Electrical Engineering

  • Electronics Engineering

  • Communications Engineering

  • Signal Processing

  • Mathematics

  • Physics

  • Device Physics

  • Solid State Physics

  • Integrated Optics

  • 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • B.S. (or higher) in Electrical or Computer Engineering

  • Experience with programming in languages such as Python, Java, C++, or C

  • Experience with foundational communications or signal processing concepts

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to obtain and maintain DoD Secret clearance which will require US citizenship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.S. or PhD in Electrical or Computer Engineering

  • Experience in one or more of the following:

  • RF communications, cellular waveforms, and signal processing concepts

  • Scientific/numeric computing experience with MATLAB, Python, or C

  • Experience with embedded systems and the implementation of wireless protocol stacks

  • Cryptography and security concepts, including key-agreement protocols, authentication, encryption, and related concepts

  • Embedded security topics such as firmware/software reverse engineering and vulnerability discovery

  • Possess an active DoD secret clearance

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