Electrical/Mechanical Engineer or Scientist for GPS, Navigation, and Timing
The MITRE Corporation
 Bedford, MA

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MITRE is a not-for-profit company dedicated to solving problems for a safer world. Among our many work programs is a large program in GPS, navigation, and timing. MITRE has made many significant contributions to this field, including the design of new GPS signals, the development of software radio GPS receivers, and the development of novel satellite navigation receivers. Some highlights of our work in Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) can be found here.

We are looking for talented engineers and scientists who are interested in joining our team and applying their technical expertise towards furthering the public good by developing, applying, and evaluating state-of-the-art navigation technologies, such as:

  • State-of-the-art signal processing algorithms for navigation systems (radio navigation, inertial sensors, atomic clocks, vision navigation, etc.)
  • Next generation signals for satellite and radio navigation
  • Navigation equipment in high-interference and stressed environments
  • Advanced GPS receiver technology

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, systems engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, mathematics, physics, or a related discipline
  • 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:

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD secret security clearance which will require US citizenship
  • A background in one of the following (or related) areas:
  • Electrical or Systems Engineering: signal processing, wireless communications, sensor fusion, machine vision
  • Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering: Kalman filtering, estimation theory, linear systems theory, state-space modeling
  • Physics: Electromagnetics, antennas, inertial sensors, atomic sensors
  • Mathematics: Stochastic processes, cryptography

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS in electrical engineering, systems engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, mathematics, physics, or related discipline
  • Experience with MATLAB, Python, C++, or other modeling and data analysis software tools
  • Experience with satellite navigation technologies
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills
  • The ability to build collaborative and mutually beneficial working relationships with people of different backgrounds

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