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MITRE: Lead Embedded Software Engineer


This is a Contract position in Bedford, MA posted October 17, 2020.

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 forthe 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.Would you like to join a team of world class researchers and engineers collectively focused on developing systems critical to national security?

Are you seeking an opportunity to work in an environment where big ideas, sound technical arguments and sponsor impacts are valued?

Then MITRE might be the place for youAt MITRE, we believe that good ideas lead to great solutions through testing, exploration, development, and demonstration.

In MITRE’s Electronic System Development and Embedded Security department, we apply this principle as we dig deep into hard problems to find innovative, practical ways to solve tough challenges for a variety of government sponsors across a range of technical applications.We are currently seeking experienced candidates to grow our team, specifically those with experience implementing embedded software on SoC or other embedded platforms.

Candidates will have experience leading teams and architecting complex embedded systems for signal processing applications.As part of our team, you will have the opportunity to design and implement technical solutions for a wide range of challenges currently faced by our government sponsors.

We specialize in rapid prototyping of advanced sensor, communication, and navigation systems on real-time embedded platforms.

As an applied research organization, we focus on capability development and demonstration.

Our world class labs provide a canvas for our team to conduct hands-on research and develop tangible solutions to support our military leaders and reinforce our nation’s defense.

If this sounds interesting to you, then we would love to speak with you.

Apply for this positionResponsibilities include:This position provides an exciting opportunity to design and prototype state of the art embedded systems using commercial and custom platforms.

Key opportunities include:Working on cross-disciplinary teams of similarly bright and motivated engineers on projects of national importanceReal-time communication, navigation, and sensor systems leveraging state of the art FPGA & SoC technology and cutting-edge SDR platformsAdvanced architectures for high throughput signal processingLow size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C), highly integrated custom platformsA supportive culture of learning, professional growth, and developmentOpportunities to build on skills and work on a diverse range of projectsBasic Qualifications (please note that per OFCCP guidance, if the candidate does not meet requirements listed on requisition, they cannot be hired):BS (or higher) in Electrical or Computer Engineering and 8 years of related experience Applicants selected for this position will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or applicants who are eligible for security clearances.Holds a Secret clearanceRequired Qualifications (please note that per OFCCP guidance, if the candidate does not meet requirements listed on requisition, they cannot be hired):BS (or higher) in Electrical or Computer Engineering and 8 years of related experience Technical, task leadership experience Demonstrated ability to architect complex embedded systems Experience defining and encouraging best practices and design methods Demonstrated engagement across multidisciplinary teams to define requirements and set technical direction of software development efforts Willingness/passion for mentoring and developing junior engineers Strong understanding of embedded systems, hardware design, and signal processing concepts Expertise in object-oriented programming and experience with common languages such as Python, C++, C, etc.

Complete software development skillset including design, implementation, testing, documentation, and debugging Understanding and experience with low level processor architectures, operating system design, and hardware interfacing Experience with real time operating systemsExperience with POSIX interfacesExperience with Linux/BSD user and kernel environmentsExperience with custom hardware architectures, board bring-up, low-level system debuggingExperience with commercial wired and wireless networking protocolsStrong development practices including design and code reviews, testing and regression, revision control, and user documentationPreferred Qualifications:M.S.

or PhD in Electrical Engineering or Computer EngineeringThe candidate should have a blend of technical and leadership skills Experience with signal processing implementationsExperience with communication, RADAR, positioning/navigation systemsStrong oral and written communication skillsMITRE is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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