RF Engineering Co-op Spring 2020 - ICL

Submit Resume ID: 494923
Type: Students: Co-op
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Electronic Warfare, Embedded Systems, RF

Job Description

GTRI’s Co-operative Education (“co-op”) program offers you extensive opportunities to participate in diverse scientific and technological endeavors, use state-of-the-art equipment and rapidly improve your technical and leadership skills. The program allows you to alternate three semesters of full-time work at GTRI with semesters of full-time school. 

The Information and Communications Lab (ICL) Communications Systems and Spectrum Division (CSSD) researches and develops next-generation wireless systems and communications techniques. Within electronic warfare, ICL CSSD generates solutions for complex radio test and measurement scenarios, test events, and in-field systems. Our engineers fuse multiple complex technologies including software-defined radio, FPGAs, LTE, circuit board design, 3D printing, and UAVs to solve our customer’s most challenging problems.

Help us research, design, build, and test the next-generation software-defined radios for electronic warfare scenarios. The student will work under the guidance of GTRI researchers performing one or more of the following activities:

  • Write control programs for RF lab equipment
  • Assemble RF test and measurement chassis
  • Assistance with RF lab and field tests and measurements

Required Minimum Qualifications


  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or related fields
  • Experience with RF components and lab equipment: spectrum analyzers, attenuators, amplifiers, antennas
  • Must be eligible to be approved by your college/university to participate in a co-op program and register for co-op credit with your university during work terms (First work term begins January 2020)
  • Must be able to complete at least three full-time co-op terms (alternating three terms of full-time work at GTRI with semesters of full-time school) prior to graduation
  • Must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in 1 or more programming language: C++ C, Python, or Java
  • Strong math skills and ability to learn complex engineering concepts
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical ideas 

Hours per Week

40 hours per week

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Ability to obtain Secret Clearance upon hire

Housing and Relocation

Housing and relocation assistance are not available for this position.

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institute’s mission of solving the world’s most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.


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