The MITRE Corporation Wireless Communications Engineer in McLean, Virginia

Wireless Communications Engineer


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MITRE's SIGINT, Communications, and PNT department is seeking a motivated communications and digital signal processing(DSP) engineer to support wireless communications programs in McLean, Va. This is an excellent opportunity to become part of a strong team of technically strong engineers to analyze and solve complex communications problems for our government sponsors.

Key Functions:

  • Perform detailed modeling and simulation of communications and/or sensor systems.

  • Design and apply digital signal processing algorithms to communications problems.

  • Provide data processing and theoretical analysis for performance assessments.

  • Provide insight into novel technologies or implementation of existing technologies in novel ways.

  • Explore, develop, and assess waveform capabilities.

  • Assess communications device limitations and provide recommendations for potential improvements.

  • Work effectively with program team members to achieve program objectives.

  • Help lead analysis efforts with small teams.


Required Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of basic DSP concepts and communications technologies and principles, including waveforms and modulation design, signal propagation, signal detection and algorithm design.

  • Experience and understanding of system performance analysis.

  • Ability to develop novel approaches for technical problems.

  • Good writing and presentation skills.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as providing individual contributions.

  • Matlab programming

Bachelor’s Degree in one of the following disciplines, Electrical, Computer or Systems Engineering and 3 years related experience. The candidate will demonstrate advanced principles, theories, concepts comparable to those obtained with a master's degree in the fields listed below. The candidate demonstrates sponsors'/customers' missions, domains, challenges. Fully responsible for deliverables—including definition, completion, and technical quality, as well as assuring consistency across the responsibility span.

Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location United States-Virginia-McLean

This requisition requires a clearance of Secret

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Job Posting Dec 1, 2017, 12:00:00 AM

Req ID: 00047516