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Connected Vehicles Simulation Research Engineer Summer Graduate Internship


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InternsDo you want to join over 300 other interns for a summer of learning, networking and fun?


We're making a difference every dayworking for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world.


Come and create the foundation for your career.  At MITRE, you will do this by working on a variety of projects that support our Government sponsors and by taking advantage of the many learning opportunitiesclasses at the MITRE Institute, continuing education through our Educational Assistance program, attending tech talks and innovation exchanges, publishing and presenting at technical forms and more.


Our workplace reflects our values. We want you to start and grow your career at MITRE so that you can experience the gratifying work, our competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth.


Job Highlights:

Do you want to learn more about networking -- a lot more?

Spend the summer working with a group of engineers who specialize in providing networking expertise on a wide variety of projects. MITRE's Communications Network Engineering and Analysis Department in the Infrastructure and Networking Technical Center seeks a bright, curious, and energetic student who is passionate about communications networks to intern with us this summer. Your activities may include performing design, analysis, prototyping, experimentation, and/or modeling and simulation of various networks. Your specific duties will depend on your skills and experience as well as the project efforts that are underway in May and June.  Your activities will be guided by a mentor and designed to take advantage of your existing networking knowledge and experience while also enabling you to gain new skills through exposure to aspects of networking that are still unfamiliar to you. Internships generally last 8-12 weeks during May-August, with specific start and stop dates depending on your schools calendar. Interns will participate in a program of technical and social activities designed to build camaraderie and expose them to what MITRE does across the corporation. Interns will discover why MITRE is such a great place to work and explore possibilities for full-time employment in the future.

Key Functions:

All work will require the intern to make use of his or her fundamental understanding of and interest in networking protocols and principles. To be clear, this is not the type of network engineering position that involves administering, configuring, managing, updating, troubleshooting, or otherwise maintaining a production network to support the work of other analysts. On the contrary, the work may include performing research, analysis, hands-on prototyping, testing, and/or modelling and simulation to address key questions regarding network design and performance that are faced by MITREs customers.

Specifically, this position will perform software development using Java to help our team build out its modeling and simulation capabilities in the area of vehicle-to-vehicle communications and connected vehicles. The internship will also allow you to learn a lot about connected vehicles, modeling and simulation, integration of various tools, and research methodology.

Required Qualifications:  

Qualified students should be working towards their undergraduate or graduate (for Graduate Internship) degree majoring in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, or a related field and have Java development experience and interest in modeling and simulation and vehicle to vehicle (V2V) communications and connected vehicles.


In addition, coursework, experience, skills and interest in some of the following areas are desirable:


Knowledge of TCP/IP, and related standard networking protocols

Familiarity with emerging networking protocols and concepts such as Software Defined Networking or Network Function Virtualization Knowledge of cryptographic protocols and OpenSSL programming

Knowledge of wireless networks and Layer 2 protocols (e.g., 4G LTE, W-CDMA)

Familiarity with Firewalls, VPNs, IDSs and other network security technologies
Familiarity with the configuration of commercial IP routers and Ethernet switches.

Experience evaluating the performance of communications networks

Experience developing prototypes or models of communications networks

Experience with network security analysis
Familiarity with various commercial and open-source network testing tools.

Use of Wireshark to analyze traffic flows and troubleshoot network applications

Familiarity with network performance testing measurement tools and techniques

Experience with modeling and simulation tools e.g., OPNET/Riverbed, MATLAB, NS-3

Proficiency with C, C++, Java, Python, and/or Perl

Linux kernel/module development experience


The intern should also possess the following:


Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills

  Ability to work well in a collaborative team environment

  Be self-motivated to learn new technologies and be flexible to support tasking in a variety of areas

  Ability to obtain/maintain a DoD Top Secret Clearance (U.S. citizenship required)


Additional Information: 


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