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Sensor Engineer


Bedford, MA
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Antennas and Propagation
  • Signal Processing
  • Electromagnetics
  • Computer Engineering
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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 challengesand 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 dayworking 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 MITREand make a difference with us.


The candidate will provide technical support to a variety of government and internal projects in the area of radar/sensor engineering. The candidates responsibilities will include conducting field experiments, analyzing data, modeling radar behavior, and prototyping new software algorithms and/or hardware for insertion into both fielded and developmental systems. The successful candidate will have a background in electrical engineering, physics or math, as well as strong written and oral communication skills.

Key Functions:

  • Model, test, and analyze radar/sensor systems at the system, module, and component levels in order to support hardware and software fielding decisions. 

  • Prototype new software algorithms and hardware designs for insertion into existing and developmental radar

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong math skills and familiarity with at least one subject area typically employed in radars such as antennas, signal processing, tracker design, RF hardware, or electromagnetic propagation. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with at least two subject areas typically employed in radars such as antennas, signal processing, tracker design, RF hardware, or electromagnetic propagation. 

  • Familiarity with MATLAB, or a similar programming language 

Minimum Qualifications:
BS (or higher) in Computer Science, Electrical or Computer Engineering. The candidate will possess demonstrated ability to provide deliverables or parts of deliverables to customers