Software Analyst - Smyrna, GA - SEAL

Submit Resume ID: 497642
Type: Researchers
Location: Smyrna, GA
Categories: Algorithm Development, Artificial Intelligence, Embedded Systems, High Performance Computing, Information Technology, Machine Learning, Modeling/Simulation, RF, Software Development/Design, Testing, Other, Data Analytics/Science

Project/Unit Description

The Georgia Tech Research Institute is seeking research engineers or scientists with experience in the areas of software development and machine learning. Candidates will support the Command, Control, and Communication Division's (C3D) Intelligent Systems Designs (ISD) Branch within the Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory (SEAL) in the analysis, technology assessment, and new capability prototyping for C2 nodes and platforms. Candidates will support teams designing analysis and implementation of alternative hardware and software technologies to update these nodes and in the prototyping of next-generation technologies. Candidates should have strong problem-solving skills and the ability to develop creative solutions to complex technical and managerial problems.

Job Purpose

Technical personnel to be part of an established team of experts in the assessment of battlefield electronic systems. A highly motivated individual to support assessment of software and/or firmware of embedded communications systems. The candidate will perform analysis of software/firmware from embedded and PC-based systems for identification of system technical capabilities and potential vulnerabilities. The following skills/experience are highly desired: experience with a variety of microprocessor architectures and programmable logic devices, software reverse engineering, knowledge of typical encryption and authentication schemes used in wireless communications, digital communication theory, networking protocols, embedded operating systems, and embedded system programming.

Key Responsibilities

  • Static and dynamic analysis of software/firmware components of communication systems
  • Development of software analysis tools to assist in the reverse engineering process
  • Research communication theory concepts (such as modulation, spread spectrum, error correction coding, synchronization, etc.) and implementation methods to help in determining software functionality
  • Development and use of virtual and emulation environments for executing software under test
  • Primary author for sections of technical reports/presentations

Additional Responsibilities

  • Software architectures
  • Communication protocols/machine-to-machine communications
  • Software/performance optimization and testing
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates currently enrolled in an accredited degree program relevant to this position will be considered. The candidate must have a graduation date of no later than August 2022.
  • 2-4 years of experience working in small to mid-sized teams of research engineers and technical staff
  • Experience with C, C++, Java
  • Experience with Linux, UNIX and Windows
  • Experience with CI/CD tools such as Jenkins
  • Knowledgeable in version control software such as GIT
  • Linux OS

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active Top-Secret Clearance
  • Ideal candidate 5-8 years of relevant experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Advanced Framework for Simulation (AFSIM)
    • Modeling and Simulation
    • DevOps
    • Software architecture/open architecture
    • Communication protocols/machine-to-machine communication
    • Software/performance optimization and testing
    • AGILE process
    • XML
    • Python
    • Ada
    • Kotlin
    • Cybersecurity

Travel Requirements

<10% 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

  • 2 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or Cybersecurity.
  • 0 years of related experience with a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or Cybersecurity.

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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