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The MITRE Corporation Research Scientist/Engineer for Wireless Communications & 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 Communications, Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), and Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) department is seeking 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 Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (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

  • Performing device testing in labs and at field tests

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in 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

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a US Secret security clearance

  • Technical background in one of the following areas:

  • Digital Signal Processing

  • Statistical Signal Processing

  • Detection & Estimation Theory

  • Digital Communications (Physical and MAC layers)

  • Wireless Communications

  • MIMO and array signal processing

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 0 to 6 years of related professional experience.

  • MS or PhD in electrical engineering, systems engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, mathematics, physics, or related discipline preferred

  • Professional experience applying the following:

  • RF communications theory, including modulations, link budgets, error correction coding, propagation, channel effects, communications protocols, etc.

  • Digital signal processing, detection and estimation theory, information theory, array processing, and spectral analysis methods

  • Experience with military or commercial communications systems

  • Knowledge of anti-jam (AJ) and low probability of intercept/detection (LPI/LPD) communication techniques

  • 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 backgrounds

  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance

  • Knowledge of stochastic processes and probabilistic modeling techniques

    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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