22 days old

Lead Wireless Network Research Engineer 30107BR

McLean, VA
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MITREs Communications Network Engineering and Analysis Department, T861,  which is part of MITREs Infrastructure and Networking Technical Center, seeks a Senior Wireless Networking Engineer to perform systems engineering, design, analysis, R&D, and experimentation of wireless networks supporting various U.S. government initiatives.

This is an excellent opportunity to leverage your technical expertise, thought leadership and insights to solve our customers most complex problems. You will work with a team of highly skilled engineers on wireless networking projects.

Key Functions:

Specific duties generally include a combination of research, design, analysis, testing, experimentation, prototyping, and/or modeling and simulation to address complex questions regarding design, security, and performance of wireless networking that are faced by MITREs customers. As the governments not-for-profit, trusted, unbiased advisor, MITRE performs advanced wireless networking research that is very different from the operational networking support that is typically provided by DoD contractors. Our work does not involve administering, operating, troubleshooting, or otherwise maintaining a production communications network. Our efforts focus on layer 2 and above of the OSI stack, not on the physical layer.  Example projects include:

    Perform systems engineering, design, analysis, and experimentation of wireless networks.

    Serve as a thought leader in one or more wireless networking domains through publication in technical journals, conferences, external exhibitions, standards bodies, panels, patent applications, etc.

    Develop technical research ideas and craft proposals for research initiatives

    Engage with customers to analyze operational requirements, address communications challenges, apply sound technology solutions, and advance the state of wireless networking for benefit of the sponsor mission

    Design and analyze tactical wireless networks to align with requirements

    Evaluate, validate, integrate, and design new wireless protocols and technologies to meet sponsors missions

    Lead red-team efforts to uncover the root cause of performance issues in complex operational environments

    Rapid lab prototyping, field testing, technical benchmarking, and modeling and simulation

    Develop additional project opportunities to expand the wireless portfolio of the organization.

Required Qualifications:

    BS and 10+ years or MS and 8+ years of experience in wireless network research and engineering.

    Deep understanding of tactical and/or commercial wireless protocols, networks, systems, and standards with the ability to derive operational implications (implementation, interoperability, performance, security).

    Background in MAC and upper layer considerations.

    Extensive knowledge of wireless security standards and technologies.

    Demonstrated hands-on skills in a wireless lab environment for rapid prototyping and testing.

    Demonstrated thought leadership and customer engagement skills.

    Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.

    Desire to grow and foster relationships and collaborative opportunities with academia and industry.

    Passionate about staying up-to-date with emerging technologies through continued learning, active engagement with academia and industry, and a desire to remain hands-on. 

    Willingness to mentor early career staff, contributing to their development technically and professionally.



     Preferred Qualifications:

    MS or PhD in Electrical Engineering and 15+ years of experience in wireless network research and engineering.

    Active TS/SCI Clearance.

    Familiarity with testing and measurement techniques, as well as commercial and open-source testing tools.

    Modeling and simulation experience using commercial tools (eg Riverbed/OPNET, MATLAB, QualNet, STK).

    Experience with one or more programming languages such as Java or Python.


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