Senior Underwater Sensors Engineer with Security Clearance

Employer
MITRE Corporation
Location
Fairfax, Virginia
Posted
May 01, 2024
Closes
May 22, 2024
Ref
2751057312
Discipline
Engineering
Position Type
Engineer
Specialty
Autonomy
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate
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 challenges-and 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 day-working 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 MITRE-and make a difference with us. Department Summary: The Underwater and Acoustic Systems Department (L156) in MITRE Labs supports a wide range of BlueTech projects, driving transformative solutions and delivering cutting-edge technologies that address some of the most challenging issues our nation is facing, from national security and defense to climate change. Job Description: We are seeking a Senior Underwater Sensors Engineer to aid in research and development, modeling and simulation, rapid prototyping, testing and evaluation, and workforce development. Desired fields include acoustic sensing, acoustic communications, unmanned underwater vehicles, maritime autonomy, oceanography, and climate science to support missions ranging from maritime defense to sustainable development of the Blue Economy. The ideal candidate will possess exceptional technical leadership abilities in their established areas of expertise, while also being confident leading and contributing to projects outside those areas. Roles and Responsibilities: Conduct acoustic and climate modeling for predicting and assessing performance
Develop state-of-the-art signal processing algorithms for underwater sensing and communication systems
Design next-generation transducer and acoustic sensors
Rapidly prototype sensors and communication platforms
Work on uncrewed and remotely operated underwater vehicles Basic Qualifications: Ability to obtain and maintain at least a Secret security clearance which requires US citizenship.
BS, MS, or PhD in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or related field.
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.
Proactive self-starter with strong analytical, problem solving, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Candidates must have a strong technical background with experience in one or more of the following: acoustic, radar, and/or sonar signal processing, algorithm development, detection and estimation theory, wave propagation, numerical methods, experimental data analysis, prototype development, and/or communication theory.
Experience using analytical software tools such as MATLAB or Python for modeling, simulation, and analysis of physical systems.
This position requires a minimum of 4 days a week on-site. Preferred Qualifications: Ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance.
Expertise in acoustic, radar, and sonar signal processing, and prototype development.
Experience with field testing of maritime devices.
Ability to foster effective working relationships with internal and external parties.
Experience with US government systems and US government research ecosystem.
Possess an external network of government sponsors and contacts. This requisition requires the candidate to have a minimum of the following clearance(s):
None This requisition requires the hired candidate to have or obtain, within one year from the date of hire, the following clearance(s):
Secret Salary compensation range and midpoint:
$120,000 - $150,000 - $180,000 Annual Work Location Type:
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