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The MITRE Corporation Senior Communications & Digital 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 Senior Communications & Digital Signal Processing Engineer whose skills and expertise that 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 applying their technical expertise by developing, applying, 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 a 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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS and five years of relevant experience

  • Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation andmust meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or applicants who areeligible for security clearances.

Required Qualifications:

  • Five or more years of experience in 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

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or related discipline

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

  • Experience writing VHDL or Verilog for FPGAs

  • Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills

  • Sustained excellence in academic performance

  • Possess an active top secret clearance

This requisition requires the following clearance(s):

Top Secret

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