Aircraft Protection Systems Hardware/Systems Engineering Co-Op Fall 2020- ELSYS

Submit Resume ID: 495465
Type: Students: Co-op
Location: Smyrna, 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.

TEN researches next generation Aircraft Protection systems used to shield US and coalition aircraft from adversary radar and missile systems. These complex systems provide advance detection of adversary systems which enable aircraft to avoid or counter these systems and return home safely.

The Electronic Systems Laboratory (ELSYS) seeks Co-ops in the Test Engineering Division (TEN) for the Fall of 2020.

This broad range of research will provide a solid foundation for the student as a future hardware engineer. The students will work under the guidance of GTRI researchers performing research in one of the following areas:

• Sensing and processing broad bands of the electromagnetic spectrum
• Creating a complex electromagnetic environment used to test Aircraft Protection systems
• Using Machine Learning for data analysis applications

Student Researchers will perform one or more of the following activities:

• Digital, analog, and embedded hardware design
• System engineering
• Hardware fabrication, test and debug for Hardware in the Loop (HITL) systems

Required Minimum Qualifications


• Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related field
• Must have a 3.0 or higher GPA
• Must be registered for co-op credit with your university 
• 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. The first work term will begin in August 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

• Ability to perform research independently
• Ability to prioritize tasks while working on multiple projects
• Strong math skills and ability to learn complex engineering concepts
• Experience in 1 or more programming languages (Example – C#, Python)
• Ability to clearly communicate technical ideas to a non-technical audience

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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