Systems Engineer - ELSYS - Hybrid - (Open Rank)

Submit Resume ID: 499229
Type: Researchers
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: System Architecture, Embedded Systems, Electronic Warfare, Modeling/Simulation, Project/Program Management, Radar, RF, Software Development/Design, System Engineering, Countermeasures, Avionics, Space Systems

Project/Unit Description

This position is in the Applied Embedded Systems (AES) division of the Electronic Systems Laboratory (ELSYS) at GTRI. AES is predominantly focused on the research, development, testing, and deployment of embedded electronic and electromechanical systems. These systems provide our sponsors with technological solutions in the fields of Electronic Warfare (EW), command and control, communications, avionics, entertainment, and other applications.

Job Purpose

The Systems Engineer oversees and coordinates the work of technical teams on systems projects, ensuring the successful design, implementation, operation, and technical management of those projects. Taking a holistic approach to systems engineering, the Systems Engineer ensures that all aspects of a system project are considered and addressed. The Systems Engineer works closely with stakeholders to understand their needs and then develops and documents technical requirements that meet those needs. The Systems Engineer leads the design team in developing a system architecture that meets all of the requirements. After the system is designed, the Systems Engineer oversees the implementation of the system, working with the implementation team to ensure that it meets all of the requirements. Once the system is deployed, the Systems Engineer manages the technical aspects of the system, including monitoring performance, troubleshooting problems, and making improvements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage all technical aspects of product or system design including directing multiple lab resources for large scale product or system deployments
  • Manage sub-contractor resources supporting all system engineering areas (definition, requirements analysis, synthesis, systems analysis and implementation)
  • Conduct product or system design synthesis translating requirements into physical architectures for systems of high complexity to include defining and refining internal and external interfaces
  • Develop technical reports and diagrams detailing product or system attributes
  • Validate security control configurations on systems and ensure all systems are configured with proper controls, such as STIGS, CMMC, and other similar requirements
  • Collaborate with sponsors and external teams to derive tasks from detailed requirements, and provide tasking to other team members based off of the derived tasks

Additional Responsibilities

  • Execute systems engineering processes including functional decomposition, requirements development, architectural development, and test program development
  • Support industry and DoD sponsors in the use and application of systems engineering to tradespace analysis, design, and acquisition
  • Present technical and program management presentations to government sponsors
  • Supporting system integration activities within a multidisciplinary engineering team
  • Lead a multidisciplinary team of engineers in a Task lead or Project lead role

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience in the Electronic Warfare system development
  • Experience implementing the Systems Engineering process including requirements development, documentation, and testing
  • Knowledge of Model Based Systems Engineering and/or Systems Modeling Language (SysML) principles and practices

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active Secret Clearance
  • Experience building and maintaining SysML models
  • Experience implementing Model Based Systems Engineering principles and practices
  • Experience with the design, development, and execution of systems engineering solutions for Electronic Warfare and/or avionics systems
  • Experience with architectures, functions, and interfaces for EW and avionics systems
  • Experience with creating and performing test cases for hardware and/or software systems in laboratory and fielded environments

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education and Length of Experience

Levels 4, 5

This position vacancy is an open-rank announcement. The final job offer will be dependent on candidate qualifications in alignment with Research Faculty Extension Professional ranks as outlined in section 3.2.1 of the Georgia Tech Faculty Handbook

  • 9 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering or related field
  • 7 years of related experience with a Masters’ degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering, or related field 
  • 4 years of related experience with a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering, or related field

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the U.S. federal government, candidates for this position must be U.S. 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:

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