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The MITRE Corporation Senior/Lead Wireless Communications & Signal Processing 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 communications systems. Our work focuses on Satellite Communications, HF and VLF communications in a benign and Nuclear environment.

We are seeking a Senior/Lead Wireless Communications & Digital Signal Processing Engineer whose skills and expertise span the gamut of Communication Engineering topics; from RF design to developing and securing hardware, firmware, and embedded software, to modeling and simulation, digital signal processing and communications. Become a member of our team and apply technical expertise by developing, prototyping and evaluating state-of-the-art digital communications technologies, such as:

  • Digital signal processing algorithms for communication systems

  • Development of Ground and Airborne Satellite communications terminals

  • Development of Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) communications terminals in HF and VLF frequencies

    Responsibilities may include:

  • Support communications systems development and analysis by designing and analyzing innovative waveform components such as synchronization, forward error correction, spread spectrum technologies, medium access control, channel equalization, interference cancellation, etc.

  • Document and provide recommendations for improvements to communication systems including areas such as system resilience, networking, electronic warfare, capacity, etc.

  • Perform modeling and simulation activities of communication systems.

  • Design and verify real-time signal processing modules for FPGA implementation of next generation military communication receivers

  • Use software defined radios to implement communication protocols and perform signal analysis

  • Investigate optimal quantization strategies for digital receivers in the presence of adverse channel conditions

  • Develop code to interact with custom hardware peripherals to provide status and control interfaces to higher-level software on a complex SoC prototype

Basic Qualifications (please note that per OFCCP guidance, if the candidate does not meet requirements listed on requisition, they cannot be hired):

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related discipline and 5 years of 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. (HR will insert)

Required Qualifications

  • BS and three years of relevant experience, Masters and two years of relevant experience or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related discipline, with an interest and/or a strong foundation in at least one or more technical EE/ECE sub-discipline such as:

  • Communications and Digital signal processing such as detection and estimation, information theory, spread spectrum communications, waveform design, modulation theory, error control coding, channel equalization, interference cancellation, algorithm development, receiver design, embedded software, advanced wireless protocols.

  • C/C++, Python, MATLAB, or other modeling tools, data analysis, field and lab testing equipment

  • Software development, debugging, and support

  • Experience writing VHDL or Verilog for FPGAs

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills

  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance which will require US citizenship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Masters or PhD

  • 8 years of relevant experience o

  • Possess an active Top Secret clearance

This requisition requires the following clearance(s):

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