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The MITRE Corporation Lead/Principal Satellite Communications Engineer in Bedford, Massachusetts

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MITRE’s Nuclear Enterprise Programs Division has an excellent opportunity to be part of a dynamic technical team having substantial impact on the design and development of next generation DoD systems. Our work focuses on Nuclear domain systems.

We are seeking a Principle Communications Systems Engineer with knowledge of Military Satellite Communication to lead the specification development, integration, and test strategies of next generation Military Satellite Communications systems. This is an opportunity for a Communications Systems Engineer who is highly motivated, innovative and proactive. This position provides challenging opportunities to apply and expand one’s systems architecture, modeling and trade space analysis skills.

Responsibilities include:

  • Performing systems engineering analysis for requirement trades, design and integration trades, end-to-end performance analysis, and identifying risk mitigation approaches

  • Articulating major uncertainties associated with systems architectures, defining risks and opportunities associated with the uncertainties

  • Communicating work program uncertainties, risks and opportunities with department leadership and Sponsors

  • Supporting requirements management, interface management and architecture change management processes

  • Translating analysis results into actionable recommendations for the US Government agencies

  • Tasks may include leading working groups or studies covering multiple engineering domains while interfacing and collaborating across multiple stakeholders to create timely and actionable recommendations

  • Tasks may also include hands-on prototyping, integration, and testing activities

Minimum Qualifications

  • Typically requires a minimum of 8 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 6 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 3 years’ experience; or equivalent combination of related education and work experience.

  • 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, Computer Engineering or other relevant discipline

  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD TS/SCI clearance

  • Demonstrated proficiency and strength in verbal and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated proficiency in virtual and live presentation of complex technical issues

  • Experience with planning, executing and presenting complex trade studies

  • Experience in systems engineering with expertise across the development lifecycle from concept development, through requirements definition, system development and integration, and into verification

  • Experience in leading multiple engineering disciplines to provide solutions to complex problems that require unified software, hardware, mechanical and reliability approaches while balancing cost and schedule constraints

  • Experience in leading the evaluation and testing of complex systems

  • Strong social skills to effectively collaborate across multiple organizations and engineering disciplines

    Preferred Qualifications :

  • Advanced degree in technical field of study with 10 years of experience and 2 years of leadership experi

  • Candidates that possess a current/active DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance are preferred

  • Familiarity with Military Satellite Communications, especially familiarity with EHF and AEHF SATCOM and associated Satellite Communications terminals (MILSTAR, FAB-T, FET, SMART-T, SCAMP)

  • Familiarity with acquisition strategy including DODD 5000.01 and Middle Tier Acquisition (Section 804)

  • Experience with multi-disciplinary modeling and simulation (physics-level, engineering-level and/or operational-level)

  • Documented success applying modern system engineering methods including MBSE

  • Experience with capabilities trade analysis, mission analysis, information assurance, systems integration, and understanding of the relationships between operational, technical, and system’s architecture

  • Understanding of the nuclear environment

  • Familiarity with Nuclear Command, Control and Communications (NC3)

This requisition requires the following clearance(s):

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