RF Test Engineer - SEAL
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Antenna, Countermeasures, Electromagnetics, Electronic Warfare, Hardware Development/Design, High Performance Computing, Threat Systems, Radar, RF, Space Systems, System Architecture, System Engineering, Testing
The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) in Smyrna, GA is seeking an RF Test Engineer who has an interest in intellectually challenging and rewarding work. We value bright, intellectually curious, growth-oriented professionals, and provide a work environment that is rich with professional opportunities yet still values the importance of work/life balance. GTRI employs about 2500 employees working in 8 Labs across 22 locations, with the main campus in Atlanta, GA, and a large satellite campus in Smyrna, GA.
This opportunity is with our Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory (SEAL). SEAL projects focus on developing research and development (R&D) hardware for a wide range of Department of Defense applications which primarily include radar, electronic warfare, and embedded signal processing but often span into communication systems, surveillance systems, and other remote sensing applications. To learn more about SEAL, please visit http://www.gtri.gatech.edu/SEAL.
SEAL is seeking a highly-motivated RF test engineer whose responsibilities will include RF and DC component testing, detailed test plan development, data processing, and analysis, report generation, laboratory and field testing, and system integration. The ideal candidate loves RF hardware, is interested in the integration of RF hardware into larger systems, and has excellent communication and leadership skills.
- Perform tests against RF equipment (including network analyzer, spectrum analyzer, power meter, signal generator, AWG, etc.)
- Perform analysis of RF test data (including S-parameters, power measurements, spectrum/harmonics/spurs, amplifier efficiency, and saturated drive curves, etc)
- Perform Electromagnetic Interference/Electromagnetic Compatability (EMI/EMC) testing including MIL-STD-461 (a US Military Standard describing how to test equipment for EMC)
- Perform environmental compliance testing including MIL-STD-810 (a US Military Standard describing how to test equipment against drops/shocks)
- Perform DC and digital testing of interfaces
10% - 25% travel
Education & Length of Experience
Research Engineer/Scientist I
- A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or related field of study.
Research Engineer/Scientist II
- A Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or 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, Physics, Mathematics, or 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, Physics, Mathematics, or related field of study.
Required Minimum Qualifications
- Candidates currently enrolled in an accredited Bachelor's degree program relevant to this position will be considered
- At least 2 years of relevant full-time work experience (this can include or be exclusively internships) related to RF testing and data analysis, RF modeling and simulation, or similar RF-centric subject
- The successful candidate will take an interest in how the RF subsystem fits into the larger system as a whole. Therefore, the successful candidate will be comfortable interfacing with engineers in other disciplines and have an interest in related fields such as firmware/software development, embedded systems, mechanical and thermal engineering, signal processing, antenna design, and/or system engineering.
- MS degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or related field of study
- At least 4 years of full-time work experience (this can include internships) related to RF testing and data analysis, RF modeling and simulation, or similar RF-centric subject
- Strong interpersonal and communications skills
- Experience and proficiency with leading small teams
- Hobbies or extracurricular activities that contribute to the applicant's technical ability
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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