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Principal Communications Engineer

Company: Draper Laboratory
Location: Somerville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

OverviewDraper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit .Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now .Equal Employment OpportunityDraper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact hr@.ResponsibilitiesPrincipal Communications Engineer (PMTS)Draper Laboratory is seeking talented and motivated individuals to tackle challenging engineering problems. As a Principal Engineer, you will be responsible for conceiving solutions for new communication signals with applications to complex systems for various environments. You will architect special communications capabilities for a wide diversity of applications and support strategic business development. You will work in a fast paced environment, collaborating in multi-disciplinary teams with opportunities to learn, grow and contribute to a variety of projects in this area.Applicants should possess solid skills designing novel communication signals with experience on rapid prototyping. They should also have deep understanding of wireless communications fundamentals and RF theory, and be able to formulate new waveforms to meet the needs of special communications systems.SpecificResponsibilitiesArchitect communication signals to be used in different applications and environmentsUnderstand RF channels for different applications and environmentsSpecify architecture and requirements of special communication systems based on applicationSupport business development, write proposals, white papers, and technical documentsDeliver technical presentations to internal and external customersMentor junior colleagues and support technology roadmap developmentQualificationsRequiredQualifications:PhD+2, MS+6, or BS+10 in Electrical Engineering or similarExpert knowledge architecting communication signals and protocols at the PHY and MAC layersProven track record designing waveforms for various applications and environmentsStrong background in wireless communications and deep understanding of RF theoryAbility to work on fast paced projects, guiding quick-turn experiments and rapid prototypingProven successful proposal writingDesiredQualifications:Experience leading special communications systems designExperience implementing fieldable prototypes and doing field testingAuthor of Intellectual Property, whitepapers, conference or journal publicationsSecurityRequirements:Ability to obtain a US Secret security clearance which requires proof of US citizenship.JobSummaryRequisition ID: 2020-4983SDL2017

Keywords: Draper Laboratory, Somerville , Principal Communications Engineer, Other , Somerville, Massachusetts

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