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Junior Radar Software Researcher - ATAS

Submit Resume ID: 495704
Type: Researchers
Location: Smyrna, GA
Categories: Hardware Development/Design, Radar, Software Development/Design, System Engineering, Testing, Threat Systems

Job Description

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) in Atlanta, GA is looking for radar software engineers and scientists with interest in developing embedded computing and control systems for unique RF radar hardware prototyping across multiple frequency bands from VHF to Ka-band. The software development requires system-level knowledge of radar operation and understanding of RF hardware subsystems. We are interested in working with bright and intellectually curious professionals. GTRI strives to provide a work environment that allows work/life balance and opportunities for career growth. We invite you to look for opportunities at GTRI.

This opportunity is with the Aerospace, Transportation, and Advanced Systems Laboratory (ATAS) with the Systems Development Division (SDD). ATAS/SDD projects focus on developing RF hardware systems for a wide range of Department of Defense applications which primarily include radar; threat system simulations; test and evaluation related to threat radars, missiles, air, and ground vehicles; power systems; and embedded computing and control systems but often span into electronic warfare, high power microwave (HPM) systems, and weapon systems. To learn more about ATAS, please visit http://www.gtri.gatech.edu/ATAS

Job Duties

  • Determining software requirements for control of RF systems to meet defined and potential future performance needs
  • Developing embedded computing and control systems for unique radar hardware with a focus on RF hardware control
  • Performing software/embedded computing and control systems system test and integration, and
  • Analyzing and troubleshooting RF systems software operational performance

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist I

  • A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field of study.

Research Engineer/Scientist II

  • A Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field of study and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field of study and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor’s degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field of study.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates currently enrolled in an accredited Bachelor’s degree program relevant to this position will be considered
  • 0-5 years of programming experience with (preferred) C#, C++, and Python.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have relevant experience in some combination of:

  • C#, C++, and/or Python programming language knowldge
  • Embedded computing and control systems for RF hardware (FPGA programming a plus)
  • Software requirements for control of RF hardware systems
  • Testing and integration of software/embedded computing and control systems, and
  • Troubleshooting embedded computing and control systems for RF systems.
  • Experience/interest in managing research projects, willingness to take on technical leadership roles, giving technical presentations of research project results, and writing reports

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

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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