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The MITRE Corporation Communications Engineer in Bedford, Massachusetts

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The MITRE Corporation’s Resilient Communications Department (N152) focuses on creating and fielding adaptive communications and networking infrastructure to successfully execute different mission areas for Operations in Contested Environments (OCE). Our work involves modernizing currently fielded communications systems while developing/fielding the next generation communications capabilities used by the United States military and international partners across all domains from underwater to aerial to space based. Our primary areas of concentration include RF communications, networking, modeling and simulation, systems integration, systems engineering, and software development.

Job Responsibilities:

  • You will leverage an understanding of wireless communications, RF/analog hardware, antenna systems, RF propagation, or other similar technical disciplines to support a variety of projects depending on your development goals and sponsor needs

  • You will use laboratory instrumentation (e.g. spectrum analyzer, network analyzer, signal & waveform generators) to characterize the performance of commercial and military communications systems

  • You will analyze RF system performance (range, data throughout, coverage, co-location performance) using various modeling and/or testing techniques

Required Qualifications:

  • Typically requires less than 1 year of related experience with a related Bachelor’s degree

  • Ability to possess/maintain a DoD Secret or Top-Secret clearance

  • You have an interest in wireless communications, RF/analog hardware, antenna design, digital signal processing (DSP), networking or other related technical disciplines

  • Experience using laboratory instrumentation (e.g. spectrum analyzer, network analyzer, signal & waveform generators) in an academic or commercial environment

  • You are familiar with software language(s) such as MATLAB, Python, C/C++

  • You have interpersonal skills to effectively work in multi-disciplinary teams across organizations

  • Currently pursuing (or recently received) a degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or similar field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with software defined radios (SDR) and DSP

  • Experience with designing, testing, and/or prototyping RF and communications equipment

    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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