Aircraft Protection Systems Software Co-Op - Fall 2022- ELSYS

Submit Resume ID: 497632
Type: Students: Co-op
Location: Smyrna, GA
Categories: Other

Job Description

GTRI’s Cooperative Education (“co-op”) program offers you extensive opportunities to participate in diverse scientific and technological endeavors, use state-of-the-art equipment and rapidly improve your technical and leadership skills. The program allows you to alternate three semesters of full-time work at GTRI with semesters of full-time school.  The Electronic Systems Laboratory (ELSYS) is currently seeking a Co-op Student in the Test Engineering Division (TEN) for Fall 2022.

TEN researches next-generation Aircraft Protection systems used to shield US and coalition aircraft from adversary radar and missile systems. These complex systems provide advanced detection of adversary systems which enable aircraft to avoid or counter these systems and return home safely.

This broad range of research will provide a solid foundation for the student as a future software engineer. The student will work under the guidance of GTRI researchers performing research in one of the following areas -

  • Sensing and processing broad bands of the electromagnetic spectrum
  • Creating a complex electromagnetic environment used to test Aircraft Protection systems
  • Control and configuration of Hardware in the Loop Test Stations to test Aircraft Protection systems
  • Using Machine Learning for data analysis applications

The student researcher will perform one or more of the following activities -

  • Design, code, and debug Windows Software or Embedded Software for aircraft protection systems and aircraft protection systems test applications
  • Conduct testing of Windows and Embedded Systems Software
  • Develop software test tools
  • Assisting with conducting trade studies, writing technical reports, and writing and conducting tests

Required Minimum Qualifications


  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering
  • 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA
  • Must be eligible to be approved by your college/university to participate in a co-op program and register for co-op credit with your university during work terms
  • Must be able to complete at least three full-time co-op terms (alternating three terms of full-time work at GTRI with semesters of full-time school) prior to graduation

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to perform research independently
  • Ability to prioritize tasks while working on multiple projects
  • Strong math skills and ability to learn complex engineering concepts
  • Experience in 1 or more programming languages (Example - C#, Python)
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical ideas to a non-technical audience

Hours per Week

40 hours per week

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.

Housing and Relocation

Housing and relocation assistance are not available for this position.

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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