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AI Security and Perception Artificial Intelligence Engineer

MITRE- Electrical and Computer Engineering Intern and New Grad




Mc Lean

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MITRE’s mission-driven teams are dedicated to solving problems for a safer world. Through our public-private partnerships and federally funded R&D centers, we work across government and in partnership with industry to tackle challenges to the safety, stability, and well-being of our nation.

Our inclusive and diverse workforce takes advantage of this collaborative environment to approach the toughest challenges with creativity and technical rigor. While MITRE hires interns and graduates from a variety of STEM backgrounds, we are also interested in hiring skilled critical and alternative thinkers with majors and experiences outside of STEM, in particular the behavioral sciences, business strategy and data-driven health fields.  

MITRE is seeking to hire highly-motivated undergraduate and graduate interns and new grads with skills that span the gamut of EE/ECE topics, from antenna and sensor design to developing and securing hardware, firmware and embedded software, to modeling and simulation, applied signal processing and commercial and military communications systems.

Job Description:

What do early career Electrical Engineering / Computer Engineering’s do?

MITRE’s Electrical Engineering / Computer Engineering interns help to design, analyze,  and implement state-of-the-art communications and electronic systems across a diverse set of environments. Interns are typically given specific task assignments that help support broader ongoing research and development projects. Activities range from research and literature review to modeling and simulation, engineering analysis and prototype development, antenna design and fabrication, photonics, and data collection and analysis, including field test exercises.

What are some examples of tasks?

·Designed and verified real-time signal processing modules for a FPGA implementation of next generation military GPS receivers

·Used software defined radios to implement communication protocols and perform signal analysis using statistics and machine learning

·Investigated optimal quantization strategies for GPS receivers in the presence of adversarial jamming

·Implemented custom test and analytical tools to evaluate impacts of spectrum co-use between DoD assets and commercial LTE signals

·Researched and recommended error correction coding techniques for physically unclonable functions (PUFs) in the presence of attackers with physical access

·Worked in the remote sensing department to create masks to block out clouds (unwanted information)

·Developed C++ code to interact with custom hardware peripherals to provide status and control interfaces to higher-level software on a complex SoC prototype

·Developed simulation tools to predict the navigation performance of satellites or other space vehicles

What does MITRE look for in their early career Electrical Engineering / Computer Engineering intern?

·Currently pursuing a Bachelors, Masters or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or similar field, with an interest and/or a strong foundation in at least one technical EE/ECE sub-discipline

·Interest and breadth in several sub-disciplines within EE/ECE, including information and coding theory, digital signal processing, wireless communications, computer architecture, embedded software, embedded security, cryptography, analog design, RF/EM, sensors and antennas, photonics, power systems, and software architecture and design

Additional Information

We are seeking Software Engineering candidates at our main campuses in Bedford, MA and McLean, VA, and also at a variety of site locations including, but not limited to Colorado Springs, CO; San Diego, CA; Aberdeen, MD; Eatontown, NJ; Hampton Roads, VA; and Tampa, FL.  

Due to the nature of our work, MITRE can only hire those authorized to work permanently in the U.S. and who do not require employer sponsorship either now or in the future.