Systems Engineer - ACL

Submit Resume ID: 497424
Type: Researchers
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Aeronautics, Antenna, Electromagnetics, Instrumentation, Military Vehicles, Modeling/Simulation, Networking, Radar, RF, Robotics/Automated Systems, System Engineering, Testing, Aerospace, Aircraft, Sensors/Optics, Autonomous Systems, Data Analytics/Science, ISR & Tactical Systems, Threat Systems

Project/Unit Description

GTRI’s Advanced Warfighting Technologies Division (AWTD) in the Advanced Concepts Laboratory (ACL) seeks qualified candidates for the position of Systems Engineer. This position will be in AWTD’s Threat and Assessment Branch, which focuses on the assessment of threats and technical enablers critical to ground maneuver operations. The position involves applying technical skills to support the development and assessment of advanced warfighting technologies and concepts. The position involves characterizing unmanned systems and associated enablers through laboratory testing and operational field testing as well as multi-modal signature collection and analysis. Qualified candidates will be enthusiastic about learning about new technologies and assessing ways for them to be used in operational environments for the warfighter. AWTD engages in research that is related to counter-proliferation technologies, special operations enablers and advanced ground maneuver concepts. Altogether, AWTD provides technology development and tactical analysis for countering weapons of mass destruction, threat assessment and wargaming of ground-maneuver and asymmetric warfare, and rapid technology integration and prototyping for rapid reaction warfighting capabilities for U.S. Government and other sponsors.

The Advanced Concepts Laboratory develops tailored solutions for a broad range of national security challenges through disciplined application of physics- and effects-based modeling to realizable systems, augmented with prototype development and testing. ACL’s research thrusts extend across domains, and include bio-, chemical-, RF-, and optical-sensor physics; materials science and engineering; electromagnetic theory, computation, structures, and measurements; electronic warfare techniques and applications; operational scenario modeling and simulation; traditional and asymmetric threat analysis; and ground maneuver warfare.

Job Purpose

Systems Engineers lead technical teams through systems definition and requirements engineering, design synthesis, and systems analysis and the design, implementation, operation and technical management of systems projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create product or system definitions and conduct initial requirements analysis.
  • Develop technical reports and diagrams detailing product or system attributes.
  • Analyze product or system functionality as defined by requirements.
  • Interface with and learn how to work with disparate engineering teams for technical tasking.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Research, planning, development, and documentation of system test activities including development of test cases, procedures, plans, and reports for sponsor research and development programs.
  • Testing includes both laboratory and operational work, to include field testing.
  • Analyze data using a variety of different programming codes in order to perform data analysis.
  • Work with complex systems and be strong in documentation and report writing.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Excellent written and communication skills, example writing samples may be requested during the interview process.
  • Must be able and willing to travel in support of field test events.
  • Willingness to work in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Must be eligible to obtain a DoD Clearance.
  • Analyze data using a variety of different programming codes in order to perform data analysis.
  • Experience working with complex systems and be strong in documentation and report writing.
  • Knowledge of Electromagnetics and RF systems.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active TS/SCI Clearance.
  • 3-5+ years of relevant experience.
  • Candidates should have experience working with department of defense (either as military, civilian, or contractor).
  • Knowledge of Matlab or Python for data analysis.
  • Experience in the development of unmanned systems.
  • Ability to write and execute test plans.
  • Ability to rapidly develop scripts and process data.
  • Knowledge of radar cross section.

Travel Requirements

10%-25% travel

Education and Length of Experience

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

  • 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) related major
  • 3 years of related experience with a Masters’ degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) related major
  • 0 years of related experience with a Ph.D. in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) related major

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 TS/SCI 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:

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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