Draper Senior Wireless Communications Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Draper Laboratory is seeking talented and motivated individuals to tackle challenging engineering problems in wireless communications. As a Wireless Communications engineer, you will be responsible to apply your expertise developing and evaluating novel wireless communication technologies. You will develop proof-of-concept prototypes of communication systems to enable new capabilities, enhancing their performance and robustness. You will work in a fast paced environment, collaborating in multi-disciplinary teams with opportunities to learn, grow, and contribute to a variety of projects in this area.
Applicants will assist in the design, development, modeling & simulation, implementation, and evaluation, of communication signals for transmission, as well as their optimal receiver. They should have experience implementing communication systems using software defined radio (SDR) platforms to support various sensor applications for different environments.
Developing and implementing digital signal processing algorithms for comms systems
Designing and implementing Software Defined Radio (SDR) based solutions
Modeling and simulating components of a communication system
Creating secure communication and signal intelligence solutions
Performing laboratory experiments and evaluating fieldable prototypes of comms systems
BS +5yr, MS +3yr, or PhD in Electrical Engineering or similar
Proven experience with programming and prototyping Software Defined Radios (SDRs)
Knowledge of signal processing concepts for communications, detection & estimation theory
Background in RF Communications, like modulation schemes, coding, channel modeling
Familiarity with modeling and simulation tools like MATLAB and experience with Python
Lab testing experience and ability to work on fast paced projects, doing quick-turn experiments and rapid prototyping
Experience implementing fieldable prototypes and doing their testing and validation
Background in wireless technologies, like 5G, LTE-M, or mmWave
Knowledge of low probability of intercept/detection (LPI/LPD) techniques
Familiarity with Machine Learning techniques in communications
- Eligible for Secret level clearance, with ability to acquire Top Secret
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External Company Name: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc