Intermediate Aviation Systems Engineer- ASL
Location: Huntsville, AL
Categories: Avionics, System Architecture, System Engineering, Aircraft
The Applied Systems Laboratory (ASL) of the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is seeking experienced Aviation System Engineers who have an interest in intellectually challenging and rewarding work. Located in Huntsville, Alabama, ASL conducts world-class applied research in avionics modeling, simulation, analysis, testing, evaluation, and software development in support of the government sponsors.
The Intermediate Aviation Systems Engineer is a research faculty position in the Aviation Systems Division (ASD) of Applied Systems Laboratory (ASL) supporting the Program Executive Office (PEO) Aviation sponsored research in Huntsville, AL. This position will support the development of safety-critical avionics and aircraft architectures that meet DO-178C airworthiness and security requirements in a variety of Army efforts, including Air-Ground Networking Radio, Blue Force Tracking, Degraded Visual Environment, and the Improved Data Modem.
- Support system integration and software development projects for the Department of Defense aircraft system improvement programs.
- Coordinate system development tasks to include design, integration, and formal testing.
- Use system specifications and interface descriptions for integration into an aircraft system of systems.
- Serve as a subject matter expert for system architectural framework, methods, and tools.
- Ensure that technical work is performed to appropriate professional standards and that technical requirements are met.
- Manage and document system configurations and critical interfaces.
- Manage reports of system deficiencies, develop verification plans, and define test vectors for verification and validation.
- Utilize model-based systems engineering and modular open systems approach to develop and refine system architectures, requirements, and designs.
10% - 25% travel
Education & Length of Experience
Research Engineer/Scientist I
- A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or any related avionics or aviation field.
Research Engineer/Scientist II
- A Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or any related avionics or aviation field 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, Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or any related avionics or aviation field 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, Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or any related avionics or aviation field.
Required Minimum Qualifications
- 2+ years of experience in hardware, software, and firmware development methodologies and structured approaches to system development.
- Experience with aircraft, missile systems, and/or spacecraft
- Experience with avionics systems and safety-critical computer hardware and software
- Strong coordination, organization, teaming, and communication skills
- Works well individually or in a group setting
- Ability to work under pressure and time constraints
- Successfully presents technical information
- Experience with military avionics and sensor networks including 1553 data bus, ARINC-429, Ethernet, and serial interfaces
- Experience with aviation airworthiness standards including MIL-STD-882, AR385-10, and DO-178
- Knowledge of or experience with open system architecture such as FACE, HOST, MOSA, and SOSA
- Experience with system engineering tools (such as SysML, Magic Draw, E.A., etc.) and configuration/requirements management systems (such as DOORS, JIRA, MKS, or ClearCase)
- Familiarity using scripting languages for data analysis (Perl or Ruby or VBS)
- Effectively work in small teams of GTRI and government members.
- An active security clearance is preferred.
- Experience with defense acquisition programs including DoD Instruction 5000.2 acquisition programs
U.S. Citizenship Requirements
Due to our research contracts with the U.S. federal government, candidates for this position are required to be U.S. 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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