1+ months

Navigation Systems Engineer

Bedford, MA

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 challengesand 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 dayworking 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 MITREand make a difference with us.

Early career position working as part of a team of experts and multi-disciplinary engineers in developing, applying, and evaluating state-of-the-art Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) techniques and technologies with a focus on Navigation Warfare (Navwar). Navwar includes Counter-PNT, PNT resilience, and PNT situational awareness.

Example technical focus areas include radio frequency signal processing, satnav receiver hardening and exploitation, inertial navigation system design and implementation, end-to-end prototype development, and field test data collection, processing, and analysis.

Key Functions:
  • Postulate, develop, and test threats to PNT systems, methods for countering threats, and methods for detecting and characterizing threats

  • Advance work from the concept to real-time system-level demonstration phase (i.e. DoD technology readiness level (TRL) 1 to TRL6) 

  • Influence the short, mid, and long-term Navwar and PNT work programs within MITRE and sponsors 

  • Influence sponsors on key PNT R&D and acquisition decisions via demonstration and documentation 

To do this, the successful candidate will:
  • Apply electrical engineering, systems engineering, computer science, and aerospace engineering disciplines to a diverse set of challenges 

  • Learn quickly on the job 

  • Interface directly with defense and intelligence community sponsors and other contractors

Required Qualifications:
Candidates must exhibit:
  • An exceptionally clear and structured thought process and coherent decision making skills 

  • The ability to adapt and expand ones skillset to solve the problem at hand

  • A desire to focus on technical and high impact work above all other factors 

  • A desire and ability to work in classified environments 

  • The candidate shall have academic and/or professional experience with: 

    • digital signal processing and stochastic processes 

    • state-space modeling and linear systems theory 

    • wireless communications 

    • basic antenna and radio propagation theory 

    • writing technical and non-technical briefings, memos, and formal reports 

    • Matlab or equivalent mathematical computation, modeling, and simulation tool 

    • real-time and non-real-time embedded systems design and programming 

    • basic software development, debugging, and support 

    • mastery of spectrum analyzers, network analyzers, oscilloscopes, frequency counters, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have academic and/or professional experience with:
  • Satellite navigation (Satnav) (Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Galileo, GLONASS, etc.) systems 

  • Satnav receiver design and algorithm implementation 

  • Applied electronic warfare, e.g. RF jamming and more sophisticated threats 

  • Kalman filter implementation, tuning, and augmentation 

  • Non-linear system theory, detection, and estimation 

  • Orbital mechanics 

  • Computer science, including theory, algorithms, and cryptography

  • Electromagnetics 

  • Image and video processing 

  • Inertial measurement unit design, error modeling, and integration 

  • Formal large-scale systems engineering 

  • Field testing (in any engineering discipline) 

  • Hardware, software, firmware, and integrated system prototyping 

  • BS and 2 years of related experience, or MS

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS or equivalent





Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Share this job:

Navigation Systems Engineer

Bedford, MA

Share this job

Navigation Systems Engineer

Bedford, MA

Separate email addresses with commas

Enter valid email address for sender.

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account
Powered ByCareerCast