Applied Mathematician to Support Communications, Navigation, and Timing Engineering (Northern VA or Boston)

Electrical Engineering
00053448 Requisition #
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Do you enjoy applying mathematics to real world problems? Are you interested in identifying and solving challenging mathematical problems that form the basis for solutions in communications, navigation, and timing?


MITRE is a not-for-profit company dedicated to solving problems for a safer world. Among our many work programs are large programs in GPS, navigation, timing, and communications. MITRE has a long and distinguished history in these fields including our contributions to the design of new GPS signals, the development of software radio GPS receivers, the development of novel satellite navigation receivers, the development of tools and techniques to support low probability of intercept communications, and algorithms and techniques used to reduce interference for receivers. Some highlights of our work in Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) can be found here. (


MITRE’s Communications, SIGINT, and PNT department is looking for talented mathematicians and applied mathematicians who are interested in joining our team and leveraging their strong mathematics background to important problems in electrical engineering. In this position, you will apply your technical expertise towards furthering the public good by developing, applying and evaluating state-of-the-art navigation and communication technologies, such as:

- State of the art signal processing algorithms for navigation and communication systems (radio navigation, wireless communications, vision navigation, etc.)

- Next generation signals for communications, satellite, and radio navigation

- Techniques for detecting, locating, and identifying signals

We are interested in candidates with a strong mathematical background interested in real-world applications and developing skills in communications, navigation, and timing.


Attractive skills include experience with MATLAB, Python, or other modeling tools; data analysis; and experience with applying theory to real world applications. Excellent communication, presentation, and writing skills, as well as the ability to build collaborative and mutually beneficial working relationships with people of different backgrounds, are essential.


- MS or PhD in mathematics, applied mathematics or related discipline

-  Minimum requirement: BS or BA in mathematics, applied mathematics, or related discipline.

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