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Aviation Test Engineer - Huntsville, AL - ASL

Submit Resume ID: 495911
Type: Researchers
Location: Huntsville, AL
Categories: Aerospace, Aircraft, Algorithm Development, Avionics, Hardware Development/Design, Instrumentation, Sensors Integration, Sensors/Optics, System Architecture, System Engineering, Testing

Job Description

The Applied Systems Laboratory (ASL) of the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is seeking an enthusiastic technical candidate interested in supporting ASL's Aviation Systems Division (ASD). The Aviation Test Engineer will support system design, development, integration, and test of avionics systems and software for Army Aviation platforms. This work will include special attention to multi-core processing and steps needed to achieve flight worthiness certification for multi-core solutions.

The Aviation Test Engineer will assist in leading and managing the development of solutions that advance the mission of Army Program Executive Office Aviation. Candidates should have a strong background in avionic systems implemented in rotary-wing AH-64, UH-60, and CH-47, and Unmanned Aerial Systems such as Gray Eagle. The successful candidate will be a member of the Test and Evaluations Branch and report to Branch Chief, assisting with technical efforts of ongoing programs.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Interact with technical sponsors
  • Develop whitepapers focused on test approaches, techniques, and results
  • Collaborate with development teams within GTRI for program-specific testing concerns
  • Participate as needed in analysis, design, and integration for systems under development
  • Perform testing of developed solutions
  • Performs testing and evaluation of avionics system engineering, decomposition of requirements further into hardware and software requirements to assist with verification of the hardware and software implementation against the requirements
  • Document evaluated system configurations and prepared test results and analysis
  • Use system specifications and interface descriptions for integration and testing of aircraft systems
  • Ensure technical work is performed to appropriate professional standards and technical requirements are met.
  • Other duties as assigned

Travel Requirements

10% - 25% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist/Associate II

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

Senior Research Engineer/Scientist/Associate

  • A Master's degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Engineering or related technical field and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Master's degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Engineering or related technical field and nine (9) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor's degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Engineering or related technical field and four (4) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor's degree.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Aviation or defense-related work experience
  • Experience in the domain of interfaces such as MIL-STD-1553, ARINC-429, AFDX
  • Experience in hardware, software, and firmware development methodologies and structured approaches to system development
  • Working knowledge of software development processes for Flight-Critical and Safety-Critical Software
  • Working knowledge of open system architecture
  • Good written and spoken communication skills in English
  • Ability to multi-task among several active projects
  • Strong coordination, organization, teaming, and communication abilities
  • Works well individually or in a group setting
  • Ability to work under pressure and time constraints
  • Ability to multi-task among multiple active projects
  • Ability to present technical information to sponsors and potential customers

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with System Safety and Software Safety requirements IAW DO-178C, MIL-STD-882E, ISO-26262
  • Experience with military avionics and sensor networks including 1553 data bus, ARINC-429, Ethernet, and serial interfaces
  • Knowledge of or experience with open system architecture such as FACE, HOST, MOSA, and SOSA
  • Experience with configuration management and requirements management systems such as DOORS, JIRA, MKS or ClearCase
  • Experience using scripting languages for data analysis (Perl or Ruby or VBA)
  • Working knowledge of Agile S.W. development methodologies
  • Working knowledge of RTOS's including Green Hills, QNX, VxWorks, or LynxOS

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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