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Principal Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Engineer

Company: The MITRE Corporation
Location: New Bedford
Posted on: November 22, 2021

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.As a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), MITRE staff are tasked with applying their skills to impact programmatic and technical decisions of highest importance to the nation. The MITRE Corporation's Resilient Communications Department (N152) supports communication capabilities used by the United States military and International partners across all domains from underwater, to aerial-layer, and space-based. The Resilient Communications Department's focus is on creating and fielding adaptive communications and networking infrastructure needed for successful execution of different mission areas for Operations in Contested Environments (OCE). This involves modernizing fielded communications capabilities in the near/mid-terms and developing/fielding the next generation communications in all phases of systems evolution from concept exploration, through experimentation and development. DoD communications needs pose unique challenges to operate globally in dynamic or denied environments including the effects of electronic warfare. MITRE works hand-in-hand with Government sponsors to serve as technical advisors bringing domain experience and state-of-the-art solutions to solve unique communications challenges. The department's primary areas of concentration are in RF communications, networking, modeling and simulation, system integrations, systems engineering, and software programming.Key Responsibilities:

  • You will work to broaden and focus MITRE's involvement and develop a technology roadmap in military satellite communication solutions. You will lead collaboration efforts across MITRE internal organizations and interface with Government sponsors.
    • You will leverage an understanding of satellite communications to shape the architecture, specification, development, integration, and test strategies of next generation military satellite communications systems across the Air Force Portfolio and other Government sponsors
      • This work will involve understanding commercial satellite market trends and operating concepts, and advising Government on how these can be applied to next generation communications architectures
        • You will lead working groups or studies covering multiple engineering domains with a diverse team, creating timely and actionable recommendations to shape DoD strategy, and interfacing and collaborating across multiple stakeholders to create optimized solutions to national problemsMinimum Qualifications:
          • BS in engineering discipline and 10 years of relevant experience
          • 2 years of leadership experienceRequired Qualifications
            • BS with 15+ years relevant experience
            • You are familiar with satellite communication (SATCOM) system architecture and design
            • You have an understanding of the current state of technology in areas such as: small-satellites, commercial satellite services, RF design, antenna design, networking, terminals, gateways, etc.
            • You have strong interpersonal and leadership skills to effectively lead collaboration efforts across multiple organizations and engineering disciplines
            • You have experience working with open standards, architectures, and protocols.
            • Candidate must possess an active secret clearance with an ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI clearancePreferred Qualifications:
              • MS, or PhD in engineering disciple with 15+ years relevant experience
              • Familiarity with one or more SATCOM systems to include: emerging commercial SATCOM, military SATCOM, and/or wideband SATCOM
              • Experience with modeling and simulation of satellite communications and networking, utilizing tools such as: MATLAB, AFSIM, STK, etc.This 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):Top Secret/SCIMITRE 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 those with a medical condition, disability or a sincerely held religious belief that prevents them from receiving a vaccine 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, EEO is the Law Poster-Supplement and Pay Transparency.
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