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The MITRE Corporation Communications/Electromagnetics/Radar Engineer in Bedford, Massachusetts

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Department Summary:

MITRE’s Sensors, Electromagnetics and EW Department—within MITRE Labs’ Electronic Systems and Technologies Innovation Center is a broad and experienced team focused on designing, prototyping, evaluating, testing and fielding disruptive solutions in the following technology areas:

  • Satellite communications

  • Radar/Sensors

  • Antennas

  • HF sensing and communications

  • Signal Processing and Algorithm Development

  • Electronic Warfare (EW)

We are looking to grow our team and are seeking highly talented and motivated candidates with strong technical skills in radar, satellite communications, radar, or EW with experience in code development related to physical layer modeling. This position is in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, working to enhance and use software tools to perform electromagnetics simulations.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and utilize MATLAB code for satellite communications (SATCOM), EW, and electromagnetics modeling

  • Engage in personal career and technical growth as well as the growth of others through mentoring, training, and collaboration

  • Perform code testing and validation, including unit test development and maintenance

  • Develop technical solutions to complex technical challenges in the areas of electromagnetics and satellite communications

  • Utilize commercial electromagnetic simulation software packages to model antennas, RF circuits, propagation, and scattering

  • Foster and develop innovative, transformational solutions to sensing, SATCOM, and antenna related challenges and capability gaps

  • Evaluate technologies, identify risks, and develop alternate solutions

  • Conduct experiments and data collections

  • Identify technology gaps and their solutions for insertion into both fielded and developmental systems

  • Participate in MITRE Labs’ presence in peer-reviewed publications, patent submissions, and external conferences/workshops

  • Support proposal development efforts to expand our work program into new areas

  • Lead small teams in designing innovative electromagnetics solutions to complex challenges

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS with at least 5 years of related experience in communications, electromagnetics, radar, or EW

  • Strong MATLAB skills

  • Experience in code development related to physical layer modeling (e.g., propagation, radar, communications, EW) and data analysis

  • Experience performing design engineering and testing for engineering or physics applications

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical concepts simply and concisely, making needed connections, and bridging across domains as appropriate

  • Proven experience fostering collaboration

  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate clearly in technical terms with both engineering staff and senior sponsor leadership

  • Strong writing and briefing skills

  • Capable of obtaining and maintaining a Top Secret security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD in electrical engineering, math, or physics

  • Experience with FEKO, CST, HFSS or a similar electromagnetic simulation code

  • Familiarity with one or more SATCOM systems to include: emerging commercial SATCOM, military SATCOM, and wideband SATCOM

  • Familiarity with communications system architecture and design

  • Demonstrated experience in defining, building, and enhancing a strong technical work program

  • Technical depth in radar EW

  • Holds a Top Secret/SCI Clearance

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