The MITRE Corporation Software Research Engineer in Fort Meade, Maryland
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Our Communications Department is looking for an entry-level computer scientist or software engineer who is passionate about networking and communications. As an engineer at MITRE, you will work closely with others in a culture that encourages and values innovation, collaboration, mentoring, and continuous learning. You will have the opportunity to contribute to the solution of a variety of real, challenging, and critical problems that face our nation. You will have the opportunity to leverage and grow your network research engineering knowledge and hands-on skills through exposure to aspects of networking and communications that are unfamiliar to you, as well as by taking advantage of the many formal learning opportunities that MITRE provides, such as MITRE Institute classes, continuing education, tech talks and innovation exchanges, and more.
This position will require you to make use of your fundamental understanding of and interest in networking protocols and principles. Your specific duties will vary by project but will generally include performing research, design, analysis, hands-on prototyping, testing, experimentation, and modeling and simulation to address complex questions regarding design, security, and performance of networks that are faced by a variety of MITRE’s customers. Examples of activities you may perform include:
Perform systems engineering, design, analysis, and experimentation of networks
Build lab-based testbeds and conduct proof-of-concept experiments
Model the performance and behavior of networks in enterprise and tactical environments
Work with cyber and infrastructure automation technologies
Research emerging technologies and assess applicability to sponsor missions
Rapid lab prototyping, field testing, technical benchmarking, and modeling and simulation
Evaluate, validate, integrate, and design new protocols and technologies to meet sponsors missions
Propose and contribute to R&D initiatives
B.S. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Information Systems, or a related field.
Coursework, experience, or skills in one or more of the areas below:
Cloud networking fundamentals
Infrastructure automation and virtualization technologies
TCP/IP networking fundamentals and related standard networking protocols
IP routing and layer 2 switching protocols
Proficiency in one or more scripting or programming languages such as C, C++, Java, or Python
R&D or analysis interest and experience.
Ability to acquire and maintain a DoD Top Secret Clearance (U.S. Citizenship required).
Active Top Secret/SCI Clearance with Polygraph preferred.
Software engineering coursework and experience.
Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.
Self-motivated to learn emerging technologies and explore new versions of existing solutions.
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