Microelectronics Systems Hardware/Software Security Research Co-op Summer 2020 - CIPHER

Submit Resume ID: 495345
Type: Students: Co-op
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Other

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. 

GTRI’s Trusted Microelectronics Program Office (TMPO) is looking for co-op students for the summer 2020 semester with an interest in the development of novel cutting-edge software tools and/or hardware design to support research in microelectronic and embedded systems hardware security. Work under this co-op may include:

  • Investigating the forefront of various technologies (software development, programming languages, hardware security controls, FPGAs, etc.) as they apply to the security and trust of microelectronic devices and the systems in which they are used
  • Writing, translating, and coding software programs, applications, tools, and prototypes according to research goals
  • Researching and implementing applications of hardware-assisted technologies for a variety of cybersecurity-related efforts
  • Designing and implementing meaningful visualizations of experimental test results and intermediary analysis data structures
  • Review, analyze, and/or validate software and hardware functional designs;
  • Additional novel research objectives as instructed

Required Minimum Qualifications


  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related field from an accredited university
  • 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA
  • 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 in May 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in computer programming using at least one of the following: C, C++, C#, Java, Python.  Proficiency with languages not listed will also be taken into consideration 
  • Experience working with digital hardware and embedded systems in some capacity (e.g. digital design, FPGAs, microcontrollers, circuit design, schematic capture, etc.)
  • Comfortable working in a Linux environment and with standard laboratory test equipment
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills, accountability, strategic thinking and planning, software development, debugging, working in teams, attention to detail, customer service focused
  • Strong technical 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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