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The MITRE Corporation Modeling and Simulation Engineer in Bedford, Massachusetts

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As a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), MITRE staff are tasked with applying their skills to impact programmatic and technical decisions of highest importance to the nation. The MITRE Corporation’s Resilient Communications Department (N152) supports communication capabilities used by the United States military and International partners across all domains from underwater, to aerial-layer, and space-based. The Resilient Communications Department’s focus is on creating and fielding adaptive communications and networking infrastructure needed for successful execution of different mission areas for Operations in Contested Environments (OCE). This involves modernizing fielded communications capabilities in the near/mid-terms and developing/fielding the next generation communications in all phases of systems evolution from concept exploration, through experimentation and development. DoD communications needs pose unique challenges to operate globally in dynamic or denied environments including the effects of electronic warfare. MITRE works hand-in-hand with Government sponsors to serve as technical advisors bringing domain experience and state-of-the-art solutions to solve unique communications challenges. The department’s primary areas of concentration are in RF communications, networking, modeling and simulation, system integrations, systems engineering, and software programming.

Key Responsibilities:

You will work in a collaborative team environment to development models and simulations for analyzing communications and networking systems at many different levels of abstraction to include:

  • Scenario-based modeling with multiple users and platforms participating in missions conducted in difficult (contested) environments

  • Performance modeling of communication waveforms given limited technical specifications

  • Network and protocol modeling of wireless multi-domain (aerial/ground) networks

  • You will develop new models and leverage existing models to conduct analyses, derive results, and form actionable data-driven recommendations for both technical and non-technical audiences

  • You will adhere to and provide recommendations for modeling tools, approaches, and best practices to be adopted across the department

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years of related experience; or an a 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.

  • 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:

  • BS or MS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, or similar field with 3+ years relevant experience

  • Experience with software development and modeling & simulation tools (MATLAB, AFSIM, STK, or others)

  • Possess strong interpersonal skills to effectively lead multi-disciplinary teams across organizations, as well an ability to frame and articulate technical problems in a systems engineering context

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance\

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with DoD command, control, and communication protocols

  • Experience with communications systems performance modeling, detection and jamming analysis, RF interface modeling, link budgeting, network modeling, or system-level trade space evaluation

  • Experience with software development using Python, C/C++/C#, Git, etc.

This requisition requires the following clearance(s):


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