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Senior RF Systems Engineer (Intelligence Center) with Security Clearance at MITRE Corporation

Senior RF Systems Engineer (Intelligence Center) with Security Clearance

MITRE Corporation Annapolis Junction, MD (Onsite) Full-Time
Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges-and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day-working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE-and make a difference with us. The Enabling Technology Department (N411), part of the Collection and Tasking Division within the MITRE Intelligence Center, applies broad Defense, Intelligence, and Federal Law Enforcement expertise, and a deep understanding of operational tradecraft as well as our sponsors' intelligence collection challenges, to develop and advance innovative human and technical solutions which enable present and future multi-int collection management from tactical to enterprise levels, and to shape and grow the future MITRE intelligence workforce through intentional talent development. Whether enabling technology for customer- or discipline-specific systems, better integration of National and theater collection, fully orchestrated all-discipline, all-domain collection, or enabling career excellence for intelligence professionals, we are ready to engage with the complex intelligence collection challenges facing our nation. Roles and Responsibilities: * Plan, conduct and/or contribute to the design, manufacture, installation, test and evaluation, and/or maintenance of a wide range of RF systems (e.g. antennas, receivers, signal processing systems) and related electrical and control systems and devices.
* Plan, conduct and/or contribute to related RF research and development efforts supporting a classified sponsor across multiple associated tasks.
* Work closely and collaboratively with government, other government contractors, and MITRE staff to develop effective technical solutions to advanced and challenging problems in the RF domain.
* Deliver technical advice and guidance on Sponsor RF communications systems to deliver high-impact research and development solutions in support of classified DoD and IC missions. Minimum Qualifications: * Active TS/SCI with Polygraph clearance and willingness to work full-time onsite in secure government workspaces
* Bachelor's Degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or related engineering discipline with minimum of 5 years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
* Recent experience applying RF engineering principles to conduct system performance analysis focused on communication components operating in multiple segments of the electromagnetic spectrum.
* Recent experience analyzing signal processing and communications signal constraints.
* Recent experience performing link budget analyses, trade space analysis, and related technical analytic techniques to support communications systems development and integration. Preferred Qualifications: * Master's degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or related engineering discipline with minimum of 3 years of related experience, or equivalent combination of related education and work experience. Candidates with a Doctoral degree who can immediately contribute will be considered regardless of work experience.
* 8 or more years of RF engineering experience, including any of the following:
* Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology, to include design and implementation;
* SNR, interference, and/or error budget analysis;
* intersystem and/or intrasystem signal processing analysis;
* RF spectrum engineering;
* RF systems planning, engineering, testing and measurement;
* RF systems prototyping.
* Familiarity with geolocation algorithms and/or geolocation/direction finding systems.
* Familiarity with scripting languages (e.g. Python, C, Java, Perl) supporting technical analysis and control.
* Broad knowledge of DoD and intelligence community organizations, missions, operations, and processes.
* Recent experience/domain expertise working and collaborating closely with DoD and IC customers.
* Skills and commitment to building, contributing to, and sustaining high-performance teams, achieving team goals, growing trust, and collaboration.
* Must be a self-starter with creative thinking and problem-solving capabilities, able to function within an ambiguous and dynamic environment with minimal supervision.
* Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
* Effective in interacting with technical staff, analysts, and operators ranging from junior-level contributors to the most senior leaders in the government. This requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s): Top Secret/SCI/Polygraph This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s): Top Secret/SCI/Polygraph Work Location Type:
Onsite Subject to all federal and state laws, rules and regulations, MITRE requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated prior to their employment start date. MITRE will provide reasonable accommodation to individuals who are legally entitled to an exemption under applicable laws so long as it does not create an undue hardship for MITRE and/or does not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of the employee or others in the workplace. MITRE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. MITRE recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of age; ancestry; color; family medical or genetic information; gender identity and expression; marital, military, or veteran status; national and ethnic origin; physical or mental disability; political affiliation; pregnancy; race; religion; sex; sexual orientation; and any other protected characteristics. For further information please visit the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission website EEO is the Law Poster and Pay Transparency . MITRE intends to maintain a website that is fully accessible to all individuals. If you are unable to search or apply for jobs and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of MITRE's employment process, please contact MITRE's Recruiting Help Line at
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