The Advanced SATCOM Systems and Operations Group is developing technologies for the most advanced communication satellites in the world. The Group is involved in a synergistic combination of research, hardware prototyping, and experimentation efforts focused on the goals of enhancing the capacity, the robustness to interference, and the flexibility of future generations of communications satellites. The AI and Machine Learning Communications Research Engineer will explore the application of AI and ML to satellite communications problems. Promising research results are verified in hardware and software prototypes that provide quantitative performance data in relevant environments. Expertise in satellite communications is not required to apply as long as the candidate is willing to learn and work in this space. In addition to AI and ML techniques, the candidate will learn about traditional signal processing techniques from experts in our Group. Exceptional candidates seeking to become experts in these fields and advance the state of technology are encouraged to apply.
The Communications Systems Engineer will actively participate in the design, analysis, and implementation of novel waveforms, digital signal processing algorithms, dynamic resource allocation schemes, and/or advanced networking protocols. The individual will typically work in multi-disciplinary teams in which team members possess expertise in communications theory, networking, information assurance, systems engineering, RF, digital HW, and SW. The individual will have opportunities to work with the government, academia, and industry as well as make contributions towards DoD policy, requirements, acquisition, systems engineering, and operations.
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or related field with a strong background in wireless communications and signal processing. In lieu of a Ph.D., an M.S. with 5+ years of directly relevant experience is acceptable. Desired experience and/or coursework includes communication theory, error-control coding, digital signal processing, radio frequency (RF) propagation modeling, optical communications, medium access control protocols, and networking. Familiarity with MATLAB or equivalent analysis/modeling and simulation tools is required.
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Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.
Requisition ID: 31862