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General Electric 5G Wireless Research Engineer in Niskayuna, New York

Job Description Summary

As a 5G Wireless Research Engineer, you will have the opportunity to design, architect and implement novel networking and wireless connectivity solutions. You will lead and contribute to R&D programs aligned with GE’s businesses such as Aviation, Power, Renewables, and Healthcare as well as with U.S. government agencies such as DOD and DOE to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges. The technologies developed under these programs will be matured and transitioned into GE business products.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Work in an interdisciplinary team of researchers to help transition wireless communication and networking concepts from early stage lab demonstrations to fieldable prototypes.

  • Work with U.S. government agencies to shape winning proposals and lead projects that will create innovative solutions in wireless communication and networking.

  • Collaborate with universities, industrial consortiums, commercial partners, and others to advance the state of the art in 5G, wireless communication and networking.

  • Participate in IEEE, ISA, 3GPP, or other relevant standards bodies to help drive connectivity solutions to support GE business needs.

  • Publish technical papers, file patents, and contribute to open source communities.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or related disciplines OR Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related disciplines with a minimum of 4 years of industry related experience OR Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related disciplines with a minimum of 7 years of industry related experience.

  • Experience in the design, implementation, and testing of wireless connectivity solutions including but not limited to: 5G, 4G/LTE Cellular, WiFi, millimeter wave, massive MIMO, software defined radio, or cognitive radio.

  • Hands-on experience in the design and implementation of at least one OSI layer (1 through 4).

  • Understanding of radio system design, simulation, and characterization.

  • Experience with digital embedded systems such as microcontroller, FPGA, or ARM processors.

  • Experience in programming languages such as: C, C++, Python, etc.

  • Working knowledge with simulation tools such as: MATLAB/Simulink, Genesys, Wireless Insite, HFSS, FEKO, NS3, QualNet, or OPNET.

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals at the Masters level or Bachelors level for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

  • Because of the specific categories of data handled by GE Research and the structure of our work environment, we are unable to accommodate employment of persons while they are considered nationals of embargoed countries subject to restriction under the US Export Administration Regulations (EAR), 15 CFR Section 746 et seq. (currently North Korea, Syria, Iran, Cuba, and Sudan). Please note that citizens of embargoed countries who have either “U.S. person” status under U.S. export control laws or subsequent citizenship from a non-embargoed country can be considered

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY.

  • Must be 18 years or older.

  • You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at to be considered.

Desired Characteristics

  • Hands on experience with the design, simulation, prototyping, and testing of radios and wireless systems and subsystems.

  • Working knowledge of using RF and wireless test equipment including oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, vector network analyzer, and function generators.

  • Deep knowledge of wireless standards and protocols.

  • Strong publication and intellectual property records.

  • Experience with writing proposals in response to government solicitations.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer ( . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).

Relocation Assistance Provided: Yes