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Senior Research Engineer

Apply now Job no: 503133
Position Type: Staff
Location: Burlington, MA Campus
Categories: College of Engineering

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.


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Colosseum is the world’s most powerful wireless network emulator hosted at the Northeastern University Innovation Campus in Burlington, MA. It can emulate up to 65,536 100 MHz-RF channels, support repeatable research and dynamic spectrum sharing, create custom scenarios and terrains, be accessed through open APIs, and help to advance artificial intelligence and machine learning. We are in search of a Senior Research Engineer with deep expertise in RF signal processing, 3GPP and IEEE 802.X wireless and cellular standards, OSI Layer 0-4 and software development lifecycle management. The candidate must have proficiency in multiple programming languages such as C, C++, Python, JAVA and comfort to operate within a LINUX environment. The candidate must be willing to work in a multidisciplinary environment across domains of RF, computer engineering and networking systems. This position will also participate in external activities, i.e. conducting tutorials, demonstrations, publication of research and attendance/participation in professional conferences, etc.


Applicant must have a BS (preferably MS) in Electrical and/or Computer Engineering or equivalent; (3) three years or more of industry experience with progressively more responsible, independent engineering work. Development Experience with C, C++, and Python programming languages. Experience with tools such as MATLAB, Xilinx VIVADO, JavaScript, and JIRA. Experience with Continuous Integration frameworks such as Jenkins, code repository and versioning tools such as GitHub/GitLab. Extensive experience with wireless networks and next generation communication protocols/3GPP standards such as 4G/5G, WiFi, DSRC, LP-WAN and C-V2X. A demonstrated ability to leading a team of researchers.

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Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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