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The MITRE Corporation 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 communications systems. Our work focuses on Satellite Communications, HF and VLF communications in a benign and Nuclear environment.

We are seeking to hire highly motivated undergraduate and graduate entry-level new grads with skills that span the gamut of Systems Engineering topics, from requirements development, system modeling, complex trade studies and multidisciplinary communications.

Join our team and apply your technical expertise by developing, applying, prototyping and testing state-of-the-art digital communications technologies, such as:

  • 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:

  • Generate, decompose, and review system requirements

  • Model system requirements, behaviors and interfaces through Digital Engineering processes and tools

  • Support communications systems development, analysis, and testing.

  • Develop and evaluate system designs and architectures.

  • Work in collaboration with other engineers and technicians in a team environment with the development and execution of test plans and procedures in support of existing and developmental communication systems.

  • Analyze and resolve integrated communications hardware and software problems in a timely and accurate fashion.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years of related experience in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related discipline; or 3 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with relevant experience who can immediately contribute at this job step

  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain Top Secret clearance.

  • Understanding of communications theory, link budgets, communications protocols, networking, etc.

  • Experienced with C++, Python, MATLAB, or other modeling tools,

  • Experience with data analysis, field and lab equipment

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills

  • Interest in solving problems across multiple engineering disciplines to provide solutions to complex problems

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 10 years of related experience in Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related discipline; or 8 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 5 years’ experience

  • Possess an active Top-Secret clearance

  • INCOSE Certification

  • Experience with digital engineering and model-based systems engineering tools (e.g., DOORS, Cameo Enterprise Architecture)

    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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