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The MITRE Corporation Senior Communications Engineer (Air and Space Force Center) in Bedford, Massachusetts

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Department Summary:

We are seeking a Senior Communications Systems Engineer with knowledge of Military Satellite Communication to lead the specification development, integration, and test strategies of next generation Military Satellite Communications systems. This is an opportunity for a Communications Systems Engineer who is highly motivated, innovative and proactive. This position provides challenging opportunities to apply and expand one’s systems architecture, modeling and trade space analysis skills.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performing systems engineering analysis for requirement trades, design and integration trades, end-to-end performance analysis, and identifying risk mitigation approaches

  • Articulating major uncertainties associated with systems architectures, defining risks and opportunities associated with the uncertainties.

  • Communicating work program uncertainties, risks and opportunities with department leadership and Sponsors

  • Supporting the development, decomposition, and review system requirements

  • Supporting requirements management, interface management and architecture change management processes

  • Translating analysis results into actionable recommendations for the US Government agencies

  • Tasks may include leading working groups or studies covering multiple engineering domains while interfacing and collaborating across multiple stakeholders to create timely and actionable recommendations.

  • Tasks may also include hands-on prototyping, integration, and testing activities.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 3 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with relevant experience who can immediately contribute at this job step; or equivalent combination of related education and work experience.

  • Requires Secret Clearence

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD TS/SCI clearance.

  • Proficient communicating complex technical material in presentations and in writing

  • Experience planning, executing, and presenting complex trade studies.

  • Experience in systems engineering with expertise across the development lifecycle from concept development, through requirements definition, system development and integration, and into verification.

  • Experience working with multiple engineering disciplines to provide solutions to complex problems that require unified software, hardware, mechanical and reliability approaches while balancing cost and schedule constraints.

  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate across multiple organizations and engineering disciplines.

  • This position has an on-site requirement of 5 days a week on-site

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leading the evaluation and testing of complex systems

  • Experience with capabilities trade analysis, mission analysis, information assurance, systems integration, and understanding of the relationships between operational, technical, and system’s architecture

  • Familiarity with Military Satellite Communications, especially familiarity with EHF and AEHF SATCOM and associated Satellite Communications terminals (MILSTAR, FAB-T, FET, SMART-T, SCAMP)

  • Familiarity with evaluation of RF communications (VLF, UHF, and/or HF)

  • Candidates that possess a current/active DoD Top Secret/SCI clearance are preferred

  • Familiarity with acquisition strategy including DODD 5000.01 and Middle Tier Acquisition (Section 804)

  • Experience with multi-disciplinary modeling and simulation (physics-level, engineering-level and/or operational-level)Documented success applying modern systems engineering methods including MBSE

  • Experience with system integration and testing (HW/SW) of COTS components for prototyping

  • Familiarity with Nuclear Command, Control and Communications (NC3) and the nuclear environment.

  • Possess an active Top Secret level security clearance

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