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Senior Aviation Systems Engineer

Submit Resume ID: 496728
Type: Researchers
Location: Huntsville, AL
Categories: Aeronautics, System Architecture, Sensors Integration, System Engineering, Aerospace, Aircraft, Avionics, Autonomous Systems

Job Description

The Senior 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. 

Job Duties

  • 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.
  • Develop innovative solutions to meet system requirements.
  • Manage and document system configurations.
  • Manage reports of system deficiencies.
  • Create and investigate software change requests.

Travel Requirements

10% - 25% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Senior Research Engineer/Scientist

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

Principal Research Engineer/Scientist

  • A Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or any related field and eleven (11) years of relevant full-time experience, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or any related field and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • 11+ years prior experience
  • Experience in hardware, software, and firmware development methodologies and structured approaches to system development
  • Strong coordination, organization, teaming, and communication abilities
  • Experience with aircraft, missile systems, and/or spacecraft
  • Experience with airworthiness requirements development, review, and compliance
  • Experience with electrical and mechanical hardware qualification tests
  • Works well individually and in a group setting
  • Ability to work under pressure and time constraints
  • Strong technical presentation skills
  • Ability to obtain Secret Clearance upon hire

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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, EA, etc) and configuration/requirements management systems (such as DOORS, JIRA, MKS or ClearCase)
  • Experience with NoMagic Cameo and Teamwork Cloud software tools.
  • Familiarity using scripting languages for data analysis (Perl or Ruby or VBS)
  • Effectively work in small teams of GTRI and government members.
  • Ph.D. in science or engineering is preferred.
  • An active security clearance is preferred.

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

Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.

Benefits at GTRI

Comprehensive information on currently offered GTRI benefits including Health & Welfare, Retirement Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Time Off, and Professional Development, can be found through this link: https://hr.gatech.edu/benefits

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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