The MITRE Corporation Technical Project Assistant in Bedford, Massachusetts

Technical Project Assistant


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Key Functions :

  • Operations and maintenance (up to tier 2) of Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Terminals in support of the Strategic Communications Lab.

  • Assist the engineering team with the development and execution of test procedures in support of existing and developmental terminal programs.

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

  • Accurately document procedures and results during test and operations and the ability to effectively communicate status to the engineering team is required.


Required Education/Experience: Associates Degree or equivalent with 1-3 years related industry or Military experience in Electrical Engineering Technology with an emphasis on communication systems.

Required Skills:

  • Experience in military communications or a systems integration laboratory environment focusing on operations and test of Beyond the Line of Sight (BLOS) Satellite Communications systems.

  • Strong familiarity with laboratory test equipment including oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, logic analyzers, and signal sources as well as experience with electronic test methods.

  • Experience coordinating equipment repair and calibration with external service providers and providing shipping and other logistics support to field tests of prototype electronic systems is beneficial.

  • Experience with soldering and cable building as well as ability to read, generate, and communicate technical drawings and diagrams.

  • Ability to work in a team environment and communicate technical topics with technicians and engineers.

  • Communications equipment experience should include SATCOM through Milstar, AEHF, MMP, FOT, SCAMP, AF CPT, DMU and/or SMART-T systems.

  • Candidate should also possess a familiarity with DoD and NISPOM network security requirements.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with Milsatcom electronic and communications systems. Knowledge and skills required to perform operations and two-level, organizational level maintenance on the Comm Systems in support of the Air Force Nuclear C2 mission to include Milstar Command Post Terminals.

  • Identify and locate, terminal operations, dry running test procedures, functional block diagram analysis, use of technical orders, and organizational level performance testing, and fault analysis.

  • Familiarity with standard networking interface and protocols including serial, TCP/IP, and Ethernet is desired. Experience in any of the following is desirable: coding language such as Python or C Experience, Cisco router and Circuit-to-Packet systems familiarity, and Wireshark.

  • Experience with basic data plotting and formatting in Excel, LabView, MATLAB, or Satellite Tool Kit (STK) is desirable.

  • Experience with cryptographic equipment, key material, and associated devices. Strong troubleshooting skills and the ability to adapt to situations when things do not go exactly to the procedure.



Job Technical Project Assistance

Primary Location United States-Massachusetts-Bedford

This requisition requires a clearance of Secret

Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time

Job Posting Apr 2, 2018, 2:16:46 PM

Req ID: 00049885