Lead Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Engineer

MITRE Corporation   •  

Aberdeen, MD

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 33 days ago

You can have it all at MITRE. Professionally, you get to work with the best and brightest to come up with the big ideas that impact public, not commercial, interest. You get to work with government, industry, and academia to tackle our nation’s most complex challenges. Personally, you have the flexibility to enjoy your life beyond the office. From the job you do every day to solving problems for a safer world, to the results that motivate you, to who you are outside of work, MITRE gives you what you need to be happy and successful.

This position is an exciting opportunity for a lead Position, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) engineer to shape the future of Army and DoD-wide PNT solutions. This person would serve as a trusted advisor to senior Army sponsors as well as senior sponsors within the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Technology and Logistics (USD AT&L). The candidate must be capable of understanding gaps, formulating technical solutions, and also providing acquisition oversight for enterprise modernization of Army and Joint PNT systems. This role will be responsible for identifying and addressing new customer priorities in these areas, as well as engaging MITRE resources to ensure that appropriate subject matter experts are engaged.

Key topics of interest include:

  • Assured PNT
  • M-code modernization (space/ground/user segments)
  • Leveraging of multiple global navigation satellite systems (GNSS)
  • Countermeasures against Navigation Warfare (NAVWAR), Cyber, or Electronic Warfare (EW)
  • Integration issues with platforms, weapons, and/or other systems such as communications or EW


  • Candidate must have:
    • 5+ years of experience in PNT systems of systems engineering, design, technical evaluation, or acquisition oversight
    • Familiarity with anti-jam antennas and signal processing
    • Knowledge of hardware including radio frequency (RF) through digital and embedded processing
    • Broad technical familiarity in PNT systems (spanning space / ground / user segment technologies), military and commercial
    • Good familiarity with DoD processes for acquisition (DAS/DoD 5000) / requirements (JCIDS) / resourcing (PPBE)
  • Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a DoD secret clearance


  • It is preferable for the candidate to have one or more of the following:
    • Knowledge of threats to PNT systems and their effective countermeasures
    • Familiarity with DoDAF or other architecture frameworks
    • Understanding of Modular Open System Architecture (MOSA) principles as they relate to PNT systems or platform integration
    • Understanding of PNT dependencies with other capabilities such as tactical communications, command and control, or targeting
    • Understanding of DoD weapon systems that rely on or incorporate PNT systems
    • Familiarity with emerging PNT technologies from industry or academia


  • BS and 8 years of related experience.