Technical Project Assistant
Mitre Corporation
Bedford, MA
Technical Project Assistant - (00054084)

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Key Functions:
  • Work in collaboration with other technicians and engineers in a team environment with the development and execution of test procedures in support of existing and developmental terminal programs.
  • Analyze and resolve integrated network hardware and software problems in a timely and accurate fashion.
  • Accurately document procedures and results during test and operations and the ability to effectively communicate status to the engineering team is required.
  • Operations and maintenance (up to tier 2) of Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Terminals.

Required Skills:
  • Experience in military communications or a systems integration laboratory environment focusing on operations and test of Beyond the Line of Sight (BLOS) Satellite Communications systems.
  • Strong familiarity with laboratory test equipment including oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, logic analyzers, and signal sources as well as experience with electronic test methods.
  • Experience coordinating equipment repair and calibration with external service providers and providing shipping and other logistics support to field tests of prototype electronic systems.
  • Experience with soldering and cable building as well as ability to read, generate, and communicate technical drawings and diagrams.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and communicate technical topics with technicians and engineers.
  • Communications equipment experience should include SATCOM through Milstar, AEHF, MMP, FOT, SCAMP, AF CPT, DMU SMART-T and/or commercial SATCOM systems.
  • Candidate should also possess a familiarity with DoD and NISPOM network security requirements.
Desired Skills:
  • Experience with Milsatcom electronic and communications systems. Knowledge and skills required to perform operations and two-level, organizational level maintenance on the Comm Systems in support of the Air Force Nuclear C2 mission to include Milstar Command Post Terminals.
  • Identify and locate, terminal operations, dry running test procedures, functional block diagram analysis, use of technical orders, and organizational level performance testing, and fault analysis.
  • Familiarity with standard networking interface and protocols including serial, TCP/IP, and Ethernet is desired. Experience in any of the following is desirable: coding language such as Python or C Experience, Cisco router and Circuit-to-Packet systems familiarity, and Wireshark.
  • Experience with basic data plotting and formatting in Excel, LabView, MATLAB, or Satellite Tool Kit (STK) is desirable.
  • Experience with cryptographic equipment, key material, and associated devices. Strong troubleshooting skills and the ability to adapt to situations when things do not go exactly to the procedure.
Level 1


Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Bedford
Work Locations: Bedford 01730
Job: Technical Project Assistance
This requisition requires a clearance of: Secret
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Job Posting: Aug 27, 2019, 2:14:50 PM