JTRS Program Senior Communications Systems Engineer Opening at MITRE



By Dean ~ September 12th, 2011. Filed under: Opportunities.

I came across an interesting looking opportunity for a Senior Communications Systems Engineer at MITRE.  The position is based in beautiful San Diego (my favorite city in the world).  They’re looking for someone to:

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“… provide engineering support to Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) programs. JTRS is a program developing a family of next generation tactical radios.”

They use BrassRing, which seems to make discovering a permalink to the job description nearly impossible.  The closest that I could get was this, which takes you to a page where you can get to the full position listing with a couple more clicks.  I’ve reproduced the job posting below to make up for my failure to figure out how to link directly to the job details page.

Best of luck if you pursue this opportunity.  We’re almost certain to cross paths with you as you perform your duties, especially if you’re wise enough to take advantage of RAMS, our Model Driven Systems Engineering methodology, to keep your unruly program partners on track!


Req ID: 16923BR
Job Title: Senior Communications Systems Engineer
Location: CA: San Diego
Profession: Communications
Department Code: E53A
 
Purpose: MITRE, A Fortune 100 Best Company to Work For, is seeking a Senior Communications Systems Engineer to provide engineering support to Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) programs. JTRS is a program developing a family of next generation tactical radios. This important work will be conducted in San Diego, CA.
 
Security Clearance: Secret
 
Key Functions: Provide communications systems engineering support across all phases of the system engineering process on programs such as the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS). Interact with users to develop and analyze operational mission requirements, allocate to system technical requirements, and specify satellite communications terminal performance and interfaces. Conduct system level and component level trade studies to determine sensitivity to parameters and advise on technology investments. Detailed modeling or simulation of the physical communications channel, modulation and demodulation techniques, and error correction coding and interleaving may be required. Contribute to the development of system architectures, terminal conceptual designs, and communication infrastructure roadmaps that will guide the development and acquisition of satellite, terminal, control, and network segments of future communications systems. Facilitate interaction and translate between requirements developers and the technical acquisition communities.
 
Required Education/Experience: BS and 1 year experience or MS
 
Desired Education/Experience: MS in electrical engineering, mathematics, or physics with 5+ years experience in analysis, design, or development of digital communications systems or satellite communications systems. Experience in digital communications theory, detection and estimation theory, RF modulation techniques, error correction coding, and multiple access techniques is required.
 
Required Skills: Requires experience in digital communications theory, detection and estimation theory, RF modulation techniques, error correction coding, spread spectrum techniques, multiple access techniques, and signal processing.
 
Desired Skills: Excellent interpersonal skills required for interaction with customers, project leaders, team members, and other government agencies. Proficiency in written communications skills also required. Must work collaboratively within a team, provide task leadership, and also work independently, as the situation requires. Proficiency in computer analysis and simulation tools preferred.
 
Travel Statement: *This position will require overnight travel up to xx % [sic] must be a typo! of the time.
 
Clearance Statement: *Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Only US citizens are eligible for a security clearance. For this position, MITRE will consider only applicants with security clearances or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.

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