The MITRE Corporation Lead Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Engineer in Aberdeen, Maryland

Lead Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Engineer


You can have it all at MITRE. Professionally, you get to work with the best and brightest to come up with the big ideas that impact public, not commercial, interest. You get to work in government, industry, and academia to tackling our nation’s most complex challenges. Personally, you have the flexibility to enjoy your life beyond the office. From the job you do every day to solving problems for a safer world, to the results that motivate you, to who you are outside of work, MITRE gives you what you need to be happy and successful.

This position is an exciting opportunity for a communications engineer to assume a technical leadership role in the modernization and development of satellite communications (SATCOM) systems. Candidates will work on a wide range of engineering challenges, including:

  • Increasing resiliency of SATCOM in contested and congested electromagnetic environments.

  • Developing and demonstrating technologies to allow uninterrupted communications.

  • Researching and developing SATCOM technologies to provide diverse communications pathways.

  • Modern techniques for advancement and innovation in SATCOM systems



  • The candidate should have a working knowledge of the following areas:

  • Wideband SATCOM (X, Ku, Commercial and Military Ka) Radio Frequency (RF) expertise.

  • Phased array, small form factor, and modular/scalable Antenna expertise. Knowledge of current low/medium/geosynchronous Earth orbit (LEO/MEO/GEO) satellite systems.

  • Communications signal processing, link design and analysis

  • Candidate must possess an active DoD secret clearance.


  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS and 8 years of relevant experience.

Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location United States-Maryland-Aberdeen

This requisition requires a clearance of Secret

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Job Posting May 23, 2018, 8:24:20 AM

Req ID: 00050313