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Wireless Network Research Engineer - Early Career

Mitre Corporation
Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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 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. We are looking for an entry-level engineer who is passionate about wireless networking. As a wireless network research engineer at MITRE, you will work closely with others in a culture that encourages and values innovation, collaboration, mentoring, and continuous learning. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the solution of a variety of real, challenging, and critical problems that face our nation. While responding to these challenges, you will work with a team of highly skilled engineers in MITRE's Communications Network Engineering and Analysis Department, T861. You will have the opportunity to leverage and grow your wireless network research engineering knowledge and hands-on skills through exposure to aspects of wireless networking and communications that are unfamiliar to you, as well as by taking advantage of the many formal learning opportunities that MITRE provides, such as MITRE Institute classes, continuing education, tech talks and innovation exchanges, and more.Your specific duties will vary by project but will generally include performing research, design, analysis, hands-on prototyping, testing, experimentation and modelling and simulation to address complex questions regarding design, security, and performance of wireless networks that are faced by a variety of MITRE's customers. As the government's not-for-profit, trusted, unbiased advisor, MITRE performs advance wireless networking research that is very different from the type of standard, operational wireless networking support that is typically provided by DoD contractors. Examples of advanced wireless networking projects at MITRE include:Perform wireless engineering, analysis, modeling & simulation, and experimentationEvaluate the performance of MAC and higher layers of wireless networksPropose and contribute to R initiativesParticipate in commercial and government wireless working groups to standardize secure approaches to implementing wireless solutionsThis position will require you to make use of your fundamental understanding of and interest in wireless networking protocols and principles. Specific duties may include one or more of the following:Develop and program prototypes in C/C++, Java, or PythonBuild lab-based testbeds and conduct proof-of-concept experimentsEvaluate the performance of operational wireless networks using various measurement tools and testing equipmentWork with Linux and Windows development toolsDesign and test apps on Apple and Android smartphonesTo be clear, this is not the type of wireless networking engineering position that involves administering, configuring, managing, updating, operating, troubleshooting, or otherwise maintaining a production network to support the work of other analysts.Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor of Science degree in the fields listed below, or equivalent knowledge and skills. Computer Science Software Engineering Electrical Engineering Mathematics Information Systems, Information Technology, SW Engineering Operations Research Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.Required Qualifications :Coursework or experience in one or more of the following: TDMA, CDMA, CSMA, OFDM or OFDMA Wireless networks, protocols, and standards (e.g. WLAN, MANET, 4G LTE, 5G) Networking protocols (e.g. TCP, IP, BGP, OSPF, MPLS, MANET) R or analysis interest and experience Willingness to expand into additional areas in which you may not yet have experienceExcellent written and verbal communication and presentation skillsEnjoy working in a collaborative team environment Self-motivation and curiosity to explore new technologies Obtain and maintain a DoD Secret level security clearancePreferredQualifications:MS or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering or related fieldProficiency in one or more scripting or programming languages such as C, C++, Java, or Python Modeling and simulation experience using commercial tools (e.g. Modeler, MATLAB, QualNet, STK) Hands-on test and evaluation experienceThis requisition requires the following clearance(s):MITRE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. 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