Electrical Engineer (MITRE National Security Accelerator Program)

The MITRE Corporation
Mclean, VA
Dec 05, 2021
Dec 10, 2021
Full Time
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If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE"A cents € and make a difference with us.MITRE's National Security Accelerator Program (is seeking highly motivated, early career candidates passionate about solving problems for a safer world.Currently Hiring for January 2022!This program will provide unique work opportunities, onboarding, and mentoring to build your skills as a future leader. You will accelerate your career while preparing for impactful, rewarding work at MITRE. Successful candidates will gain exposure and experience in topics of common interest to the entire national security community. Our goal is to prepare you to thrive in a technically rooted, mission-focused career at MITRE - one where the unique background, skill set, and experience you bring inspires creative and innovative solutions.You will interact with a diverse group of program peers, MITRE national security leaders, and staff solving real-world problems. Over the course of this structured six-month program, you will hone your skills and develop strong professional networks in the national security sector and across our Innovation Centers, helping solve critical national challenges. Before transitioning to MITRE's permanent national security or technical staff, you will benefit from the following program pillars:An intensive, experiential onboarding programFocused mentoring with MITRE national security leaders and experts in your fieldAn in-depth rotational work programJob Responsibilities:Working alongside MITRE mission specialists and engineers, you will be supporting national security sponsors while helping to design, develop, and implement solutions and technologies to address the electrical engineering challenges of our government sponsors. You will learn about MITRE sponsor missions and apply your technical knowledge and skills to problem-solving and innovation. At the culmination of the Accelerator Program , you will become part of MITRE's National Security team focused on sponsor missions with a strong technical background enabling you to be a future leader in the company.From wireless communications to satellite navigation, you will learn to apply electrical engineering expertise, innovative concepts, and technology solutions to address every facet of our sponsor's electrical engineering challenges to include:Antennas/Electromagnetics/Nuclear EffectsASIC DesignCommunications Network EngineeringComputational ImagingElectrical EngineeringElectronic WarfareElectronics EngineeringEmbedded SecurityEmbedded Software EngineeringEnergy SystemsFPGA EngineeringPhotonicsPosition Navigation and TimingReliabilityRF Systems EngineeringSensorsSignal ProcessingWhat are some examples of the projects that I might work on?Software defined radios to implement wireless communication protocols and perform signal analysis using statistics and machine learningDesign and verification of real-time signal processing modules for a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) implementation of next generation military GPS receiversEvaluating impacts of spectrum co-use between government assets and commercial LTE signalsError correction coding techniques for physically unclonable functions (PUFs) in the presence of attackers with physical accessC++ code to interact with custom hardware peripherals and provide status and control interfaces to higher-level software on a complex prototypeSimulation tools to predict the navigation performance of satellites or other space vehiclesWhat does an ideal MITRE Accelerator Electrical Engineering / Computer Engineering candidate look like?Hands-on experience gained from previous work experience or relevant intern/co-op workInterest and breadth in several sub-disciplines within EE/ECE, including information and coding theory, digital signal processing, wireless communications, computer architecture, embedded software, embedded security, cryptography, analog design, RF/EM, sensors and antennas, photonics, power systems, and software architecture and designEvidence of being a life-long learner, with a passion for the fieldHigh-level desire to help our nation solve critical challengesRequired Qualifications:Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering, software engineering, computer science, computer engineering, or related field and 2 years of relevant experienceExperience with RF equipmentKnowledge of one or more of the following: basic RF circuit design and troubleshooting, software defined radios, digital signal processing, electromagnetic propagation, or types of RF and Microwave antennasDemonstrated ability and desire to quickly learn and apply new technologiesAbility to work both independently and collaboratively with colleaguesStrong written and verbal communication skillsPreferred Qualifications:1-3 years of experience in electrical engineering principles, tools, and devicesExperience working projects related to national security for one or more government agenciesInterdisciplinary background, with evidence of continual learningElectrical Engineering: DSP, wireless communications, sensor fusion, machine visionKnowledge of RF theory and conceptsExperience with modeling/simulation design in MATLAB or a similar toolAdvanced coursework or job experience with digital signal processingExperience with GNU RadioExperience with Python, C, C++, C# or CUDAKnowledge of machine learningTop Secret/SCI with polygraph clearanceThis requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s):This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s):MITRE requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 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