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The MITRE Corporation Signal Analysis Engineer (McLean or Boston) in Bedford, Massachusetts

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MITRE seeks motivated and innovative engineers interested machine learning research applied to signal processing applications towards the development of enhancing our nation’s systems for navigation, timing, wireless communications, and surveillance and reconnaissance sensors.

Developing, applying, and evaluating state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms to challenging signal processing problems for RF spectrum operations that includes secure wireless communications systems, navigation systems, or sensor systems. The successful candidate should have a strong interest and some relevant background with machine learning, pattern recognition, and/or statistical signal processing applied to at least one of the following signal processing applications:

  • Support wireless communications systems development and analysis, including modulation, coding, channel equalization, interference cancellation, and geolocation for cognitive radio applications.

  • Support projects developing, applying, and evaluating state-of-the-art signal processing algorithms for satellite navigation systems. Tasks focus on development of advanced navigation signals and receiver signal-time system-level demonstration.

  • Support projects developing, applying, and evaluating state-of-the-art signal processing algorithms for sensor systems. Tasks focus on the use of sensing technologies, such as radar and video, to support defense and intelligence applications.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical or computer engineering, computer science, or a related field

  • 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 or computer engineering, computer science, or a related field

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance which will require US citizenship

  • The candidate is expected to:

  • Design and analyze representation learning and deep/machine learning architectures in combination with traditional signal processing algorithms.

  • Apply signal processing, electrical engineering, systems engineering, computer science, and machine learning to a diverse set of challenges.

  • Learn quickly on the job.

  • Interface directly with defense and intelligence community sponsors and other contractors.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates will have a background in electrical engineering, physics, computer science or mathematics and a strong foundation in both signal processing and machine learning. We are also looking for experience in information and communication system engineering, estimation and classification, radar systems, and image and video processing.

The candidate should have academic and/or professional experience with as many of the following topics as possible:

  • Supervised/Unsupervised learning processes

  • Variety of machine learning structures: support vector machine, probabilistic graphical models, neural networks, etc.

  • Digital signal processing and stochastic processes

  • Engineering mathematics: calculus, differential equations, linear algebra

  • Wireless communications

  • Detection and estimation

  • Proficient with Python, C/C++, and/or MATLAB

  • Software development, debugging, and support

  • Data parsing, reduction, analysis, and visualization

This requisition requires the following clearance(s):

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