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The MITRE Corporation Electrical Engineer / Scientist for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing in Bedford, Massachusetts

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Do you want to join a technical team performing cutting edge engineering work and developing novel approaches to solve the next generation’s wireless communications and signal processing challenges? MITRE's SIGINT, Communications, and PNT department is seeking electrical engineers and scientists who are interested in developing, applying, and evaluating state-of-the-art communications systems.

In this position, you will apply and build your technical expertise towards furthering the public good by developing, applying, and evaluating state-of-the-art communication technologies. Typical projects include:

  • Performing detailed modeling and simulation of communications and/or sensor systems

  • Understanding of LTE/ 5G protocols and Massive MIMO

  • Providing data processing and theoretical analysis for performance assessments

  • Developing techniques to detect, locate, and identify signals

  • Developing secure communications and signal intelligence capabilities

  • Exploring, developing, and assessing waveform capabilities

  • Prototyping waveforms or algorithms in Software Defined Radios or other hardware capabilities

  • Assessing communications device limitations and providing recommendations for potential improvements

Minimum Qualifications:​

  • BS electrical engineering, systems engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, mathematics, physics, or a related discipline

  • 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:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, systems engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, mathematics, physics, or a related discipline

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance which will require US citizenship.

  • A background in one of the following areas:

  • Digital Signal Processing

  • Statistical Signal Processing

  • Detection & Estimation Theory

  • Digital Communications (Physical and MAC layers)

  • Wireless Communications

  • Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) and array signal processing

  • Engineering mathematics: calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, and stochastic processes

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS and 2 years of related experience. MS in electrical engineering, systems engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, mathematics, physics, or related discipline preferred

  • Experience with MATLAB, Python, C++, or other modeling and data analysis software tools

  • Technical leadership and innovation in developing technical solutions

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills

  • The ability to build collaborative and mutually beneficial working relationships with people of different background

  • Possess active DoD secret clearance

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