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The MITRE Corporation Engineer or Physicist in Positioning, Navigation and Timing in Bedford, Massachusetts

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Department Summary:

MITRE is at the leading edge in solving problems in wireless communications, signal processing, and PNT [position, navigation, and timing]. PNT systems, such as GPS, atomic clocks, and inertial guidance, provide vital services to humanity in a wide array of fields, including emergency services, power grids, trade, and more. This entry-level position for an engineer or physicist with a desire to learn at a world respected PNT leader can be the first step on your PNT journey. Come join us at MITRE, a not-for-profit company dedicated to solving problems for a safer world.

Typical projects include :

  • Performing detailed modeling and simulation of communications and sensor systems

  • Developing techniques to detect, locate, and identify signals

  • Prototyping waveforms or algorithms in software defined radios and other systems

  • Testing and evaluating leading edge hardware in PNT, both in the lab and in the field

  • This position requires a minimum of 50% hybrid on-site

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Testing of PNT technologies and data analysis of experimental results.

  • Modeling, simulation, and analysis of PNT technologies.

  • Play a key technical role on one or more projects within MITRE’s existing PNT work program.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ability to obtain a Secret Clearance.

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

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

  • Strong technical background with experience in technologies related to PNT.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to obtain a Top Secret or higher clearance.

  • Willingness to learn new tools to work on emerging concepts and technologies.

    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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