Electrical Engineer - Smyrna, GA - SEAL

Submit Resume ID: 497543
Type: Researchers
Location: Smyrna, GA
Categories: Aeronautics, Embedded Systems, Modeling/Simulation, RF, Sensors Integration, Testing, Aerospace, Autonomous Systems

Project/Unit Description

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is looking for Electrical Engineers to support the Airborne Test and Integration (ATI) Branch within the Sensor and Electromagnetic Application Laboratory (SEAL) in Smyrna, Georgia.
The Electrical Engineer will work with a team to perform electrical design and testing tasks. These tasks include circuit design, test automation, and interface design. This role would leverage digital and analog design background to produce hardware for airborne and
ground-based communications systems including the development and test of robust wired and wireless communication buses (Ethernet, MILSTD- 1553B, serial, RF). This role would also involve rapid prototyping efforts, development of proof-of-concept test-beds, and use of modeling, simulation, and test software.

Job Purpose

This position designs, develops and tests electronic circuits fabricated to support a wide range of programs. It utilizes electrical circuit design and analysis tools to layout and model circuit performance.  It guides assembly, test and integration of electronic circuits.  It tests, analyzes and diagnoses malfunctions in existing hardware.  It researches component and material specifications and assembly and manufacturing methods for electronic circuits.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop electronic circuits and assemblies under the supervision of senior engineering staff to meet task requirements
  • Test and troubleshoot circuits for operational readiness
  • Generate documentation of hardware design and theory of operation

Additional Responsibilities

  • Electrical circuit modeling and design
  • Electrical and RF system integration and related testing
  • Performing test and evaluation of prototype systems
  • Test automation algorithm development in MATLAB, LabVIEW, Python, etc.
  • Simple PCB layout
  • Embedded systems test and evaluation

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Relevant experience with electrical design
  • Relevant experience with electrical test & evaluation
  • Test automation experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active Secret Clearance
  • Familiarity with MIL-STD qualification testing
  • Familiarity with control systems
  • Familiarity with communications bus design (Ethernet, MIL-STD-1553B, serial, etc.) and computer networking
  • Knowledge of RF design and test
  • Thorough knowledge of LabVIEW and PXI test equipment

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

  • 0 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering and Systems Engineering

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:

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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