The MITRE Corporation Wireless Communications Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Wireless Communications Engineer


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Be part of a high-impact wireless communications engineering FFRDC team. Career opportunities exist at all levels to define the future wireless communications architectures needed to support future resilient space enterprise. Come build this critical infrastructure – a future satellite and ground communications enterprise that is integrated, comprehensive, forward looking. We need your innovation to solve the most challenging problems in satellite communications.

Work as part of a team of experts and multi-disciplinary engineers in developing, applying, and evaluating state-of-the-art communications techniques and technologies. Candidates would make the following contributions:

  • postulate, develop, implement, and evaluate state-of-the-art communications techniques for both RF and optical systems

  • conduct system level and component technical trades

  • conduct detailed modeling & simulation of communications channels, detection processes, modulation and demodulation techniques, error correction coding

  • develop and analyze requirements, specify RF and optical communications performance and interfaces

  • develop anti-jam, robust, resilient techniques and applications

  • develop technical white papers and briefings on communications system design and development issues

  • mature advanced concepts to high technology readiness

  • lead small technical teams.


The candidate shall have core skills in:

  • wireless communications & digital communications theory

  • error correction coding

  • spread spectrum & multiple access techniques

  • digital signal processing

  • computer analysis and simulation tools such as Matlab and STK

  • excellent written communication and presentation skills

  • interpersonal skills to effectively interact with customers, project leaders, team members, and contractors

The favored candidate shall have skills in:

  • estimation and detection theory

  • probability theory & stochastic processes

  • antenna design & propagation theory

  • some knowledge of orbital mechanics

  • software development, debugging, and support

  • BS in electrical engineering, physics, or mathematics and 1-5 years of related experience

  • Preferred MS or PhD in same disciplines

TS/SCI required

Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location United States-Colorado-Colorado Springs

This requisition requires a clearance of Top Secret/SCI

Job Posting Oct 19, 2018, 8:43:16 AM

Req ID: 00050523

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