Software Engineer - Tucson, AZ - ELSYS

Submit Resume ID: 497626
Type: Researchers
Location: Tucson, AZ
Categories: Aeronautics, Electronic Warfare, Modeling/Simulation, Radar, RF, Sensors Integration, Signal Processing, System Engineering, Aerospace, Countermeasures, Missile Warning Systems, Aircraft, Avionics, Threat Systems

Project/Unit Description

The Air National Guard Programs Division (ANDPD) is predominantly focused on delivering combat capability to the Air National Guard through sponsor-focused systems upgrades, testing, and training programs. ANGPD provides sponsors with programmatic and technological solutions in a variety of areas including program management, system engineering, operations, acquisitions, test & evaluation (T&E), tactics, training, and research.

Job Purpose

This Software Engineer will design, develop, and test software; additionally, this engineer will manage software development teams, provide technical leadership, and establish software development lifecycle practices and processes. The Software Engineer is proficient in programming languages such as Java, C, C++, Ruby, Python, Scala, and Groovy.  This position requires extensive knowledge of programming languages, software development, computer operating systems, continuous integration, continuous delivery, DevOps, API development, container development, and distributed systems. This position will also apply engineering principles to software creation, manage production releases of software, perform code reviews, merge feature development branches, and analyze and triage issues. The necessary skill areas for this position are: programming and coding, fundamentals of computer science, design and architecture, algorithms and data structures, information analysis, debugging software, testing software, and working in development teams. The Software Engineer will also work with sponsors to curate requirements, define sprint work items, set priorities for work backlogs, and organize development teams.

Key Responsibilities

  • Apply expertise in computing systems and software structure, planning, requirements, and development.
  • Base software structure and design considerations on the recognized limitations of the hardware platform.
  • Develop and maintain kernel and user-level software and scripts.
  • Create and analyze network protocols.

Additional Responsibilities

This is an experienced position requiring extensive airborne and surface-to-air threat knowledge along with mission data programming, test planning, test execution, data analysis, test and evaluation engineering, and systems engineering experience. This is a Tucson, AZ position.


  • Serve as a subject matter expert on legacy, current and emerging threat capabilities, Electronic Warfare (EW) system architecture, and mission data file parameters and programming of Electronic Support and Electronic Attack systems
  • Plan, support execution, analyze and report on a variety of test programs, from bench level to on-aircraft open-air range testing as a threat Subject Matter Expert (SME)
  • Support flight test engineers in the development of flight scenarios in order to efficiently and effectively collect data necessary to determine system performance under test and operation
  • Maintain, program, validate and operate a modern RF threat simulator
  • Liaise with various Air Force mission data programming entities to lead developmental EW program mission data stand-up and programming

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Previous EW system mission data programming and threat simulator operation experience
  • Proficiency related to the development and publication of technical reports
  • Experience or expertise in three or more of the following: (1) EW mission data (2) airborne and surface-to-air threat knowledge (3) EW systems architecture (4) EW flight test (5) flight test data analysis
  • Strong analytical and briefing skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active TS/SCI Clearance
  • Experience or expertise in one or more of the following: (1) test and evaluation of aerospace systems, (2) fighter aircraft sensor integration, (3) signal processing
  • US Military EW flight test range experience
  • Experience programming and operating A2PATS or CEESIM threat simulator
  • Familiarity with EWIR, SPECTRE and various EW databases

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 Aerospace, Computer, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, or related field
  • 3 years of related experience with a Bachelor's and Masters’ degree in Aerospace, Computer, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, or related field
    • Electrical engineer preferred but extensive experience in the field is most important
    • Technical masters can be waived if offset with extensive EW test expertise.

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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