The MITRE Corporation Lead Wireless Network Research Engineer 30107BR in McLean, Virginia

Lead Wireless Network Research Engineer 30107BR


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MITRE’s Communications Network Engineering and Analysis Department, T861, which is part of MITRE’s Infrastructure and Networking Technical Center, seeks a Senior Wireless Networking Engineer to perform systems engineering, design, analysis, R&D, and experimentation of wireless networks supporting various U.S. government initiatives.

This is an excellent opportunity to leverage your technical expertise, thought leadership and insights to solve our customers’ most complex problems. You will work with a team of highly skilled engineers on wireless networking projects.

Key Functions:

Specific dutiesgenerally include a combination of research, design, analysis, testing,experimentation, prototyping, and/or modeling and simulation to address complexquestions regarding design, security, and performance of wireless networkingthat are faced by MITRE’s customers. As the government’s not-for-profit,trusted, unbiased advisor, MITRE performs advanced wireless networking researchthat is very different from the operational networking support that istypically provided by DoD contractors. Our work does not involve administering,operating, troubleshooting, or otherwise maintaining a productioncommunications network. Our efforts focus on layer 2 and above of the OSIstack, not on the physical layer.Example projects include:

  • Perform systems engineering, design, analysis,and experimentation of wireless networks.

  • Serve as a thought leader in one or morewireless networking domains through publication in technical journals,conferences, external exhibitions, standards bodies, panels, patentapplications, etc.

  • Develop technical research ideas and craft proposalsfor research initiatives

  • Engage with customers to analyze operationalrequirements, address communications challenges, apply sound technologysolutions, and advance the state of wireless networking for benefit of thesponsor mission

  • Design and analyze tactical wireless networks toalign with requirements

  • Evaluate, validate, integrate, and design new wirelessprotocols and technologies to meet sponsors missions

  • Lead red-team efforts to uncover the root causeof performance issues in complex operational environments

  • Rapid lab prototyping, field testing, technicalbenchmarking, and modeling and simulation

  • Develop additional project opportunities toexpand the wireless portfolio of the organization.


Required Qualifications:
  • BS and 10 years or MS and 8 years ofexperience in wireless network research and engineering.

  • Deep understanding of tactical and/or commercialwireless protocols, networks, systems, and standards with the ability to deriveoperational implications (implementation, interoperability, performance,security).

  • Background in MAC and upper layer considerations.

  • Extensive knowledge of wireless securitystandards and technologies.

  • Demonstrated hands-on skills in a wireless labenvironment for rapid prototyping and testing.

  • Demonstrated thought leadership and customerengagement skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication andpresentation skills.

  • Desire to grow and foster relationships andcollaborative opportunities with academia and industry.

  • Passionate about staying up-to-date withemerging technologies through continued learning, active engagement withacademia and industry, and a desire to remain hands-on.

  • Willingness to mentor early career staff,contributing to their development technically and professionally.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering and 15 years of experience in wireless network research and engineering.

  • Active TS/SCI Clearance.

  • Familiarity with testing and measurementtechniques, as well as commercial and open-source testing tools.

  • Modeling and simulation experience usingcommercial tools (eg Riverbed/OPNET, MATLAB, QualNet, STK).

  • Experience with one or more programminglanguages such as Java or Python.

Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location United States-Virginia-McLean

This requisition requires a clearance of Top Secret

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Job Posting Jan 10, 2018, 12:00:00 AM

Req ID: 30107BR