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RF Communications Engineer (Joint and Services Center)

Company: The MITRE Corporation
Location: Shrewsbury
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

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 Army Platforms Department mission is to provide world class engineering to rapidly migrate the U.S. Army from operational concepts through technology exploration and innovation to the fielding of integrated solutions that provide an asymmetric advantage. Key sponsors of the Department work program include PEO Missiles and Space and PEO Aviation (Huntsville, AL), PEO Ground Combat Systems and the Ground Vehicle Support Center (Ann Arbor, MI), JPEO Ammunition and Armament (Picatinny Arsenal, NJ), Army Test and Evaluation Command (Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD) and JPEO Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defense (Edgewood, MD). The work programs leverage a diverse set of technical disciplines from within the Department and across the corporation to maximize our impact in solving some of the Army's toughest modernization challenges in the areas of Agile software development, Cyber resiliency, directed energy, digital engineering, autonomous systems, and command and control.Roles and Responsibilities:Do you have a background in RF communications systems and technologies? Do you have a passion for learning and developing new technologies?The Army Platform Department (N217) is seeking an RF Communications engineer to assist in the development of technical approaches focused on the design, development, integration and testing of emerging RF comms systems. The key sponsor is JPEO Ammunition and Armament (Picatinny Arsenal, NJ). The job is an intermediate step with Shrewsbury, NJ being the preferred location for this position to foster sponsor relationships and shape the direct work program.This is an exciting opportunity for an RF communications engineer to assume a technical leadership role in the modernization and development of tactical communications systems. Candidates will work on a wide range of engineering challenges, including:Define RF system architectures and develop technical specifications.Conduct systems level analysis, including link budget analysis, systems performance analysis and simulations to optimize system design.Develop and maintain system-level documentation, to include technical reports, design documentation, and test plans.Support system integration and testing, troubleshoot issues, and propose solutions to improve system performance.Conduct research and stay current with industry developments and emerging technologies.Collaborate with customer and stakeholders to define system requirements and ensure customer satisfaction.Basic Qualifications:Typically a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or a related field and 2 years of experience or a Masters degree with relevant experience who can immediately contribute at this job step.2 + years of experience in RF system design and architecture.Strong knowledge of RF theory, RF system modeling and simulation, communications system theory and design, and RF test methodologiesExperience with MATLAB for analysis/simulationStrong problem-solving skill and ability to optimize RF communications systems.Conduct system-level analysis and simulation to ensure that RF systems meet performance requirements.Strong understanding of RF propagation, modulation, demodulation and other communications waveform characteristics.Excellent written and verbal communications skills.Ability to work independently and in a team environment.Active Secret ClearanceThis position requires a minimum of 50% hybrid on-site presence.Preferred Qualifications:Masters degree or BS and 5 years of experiencePhased array, small form factor, and modular/scalable Antenna expertiseExperience evaluating and testing communications systems.Experience in software defined radio (SDR) technologyThis requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s):SecretThis requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s):SecretWork Location Type:HybridMITRE 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 email .Copyright 2024, The MITRE Corporation. All rights reserved. MITRE is a registered trademark of The MITRE Corporation. Material on this site may be copied and distributed with permission only.Benefits information may be found here

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