The MITRE Corporation Signal Processing Engineer Associate in Bedford, Massachusetts

Signal Processing Engineer Associate


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MITRE seeks motivated and innovative engineers interested machinelearning research applied to signal processing applications towards thedevelopment of enhancing our nation’s systems for navigation, timing, wirelesscommunications, and surveillance and reconnaissance sensors.

Developing, applying and evaluating state-of-the-art machinelearning algorithms to challenging signal processing problems for RF spectrumoperations that includes secure wireless communications systems, navigationsystems, or sensor systems. The successful candidate should have a stronginterest and some relevant background with machine learning, patternrecognition, and/or statistical signal processing applied to at least one ofthe following signal processing applications:

Key Functions:

  • 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 andevaluating state-of-the-art signal processing algorithms for sensor systems.Tasks focus on the use of sensing technologies, such as radar and video, tosupport defense and intelligence applications


The candidate is expected to

  • Design and analyze representation learning and deep/machine learning architectures compared to tradition signal processing.

  • Learn quickly on the job.

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

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

Candidates must exhibit:

  • An exceptionally clear and structured thought process and coherent decision-making skills.

  • The ability to adapt and expand one’s skillset to solve the problem at hand.

  • A desire to focus on technical and high impact work above all other factors.

  • Ability and desire to document results through technical and non-technical briefings, memos, and formal reports.

  • Ability to work in classified environments.

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.

Enrolled in BS degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering,Computer Science, or a similar field.

Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location United States-Massachusetts-Bedford

This requisition requires a clearance of Secret

Travel No

Job Posting May 30, 2018, 12:18:59 PM

Req ID: 00050249