Algorithm & Analysis Engineer - Colorado Springs, CO - SEAL

Submit Resume ID: 497776
Type: Researchers
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Categories: Algorithm Development, Electronic Warfare, Machine Learning, Radar, Signal Processing

Project/Unit Description

The Georgia Tech Research Institute in Colorado Springs, CO, is seeking junior engineers and scientists with experience in algorithms and analysis, sensors, command and control systems, missile defense systems, and space situational awareness. Candidates will work from and report to the GTRI field office in Colorado Springs, CO, with offices located within the Catalyst Campus. The types of work that will be performed is the following:

  • Develop artificial intelligence/machine learning algorithms for optimization of missile defense and space surveillance resources.
  • Develop tracking, fusion, sensor management, and command and control algorithms for application in missile defense and space surveillance systems.
  • Analyze modeling and simulation and live test data to quantify performance of missile defense and space surveillance systems.

Job Purpose

Responsible for the development and support of state-of-the-art algorithms involving to data fusion, sensor fusion, machine learning, manned/unmanned avionics improvement programs, and genetic programming. Algorithm engineering focuses on the design, analysis, software/hardware implementation, optimization, profiling and experimental evaluation of computer algorithms, bridging the gap between algorithm theory and practical applications of algorithms in software engineering. Statistical analysis of multi-modal and time-varying data to characterize and quantify system qualities and deficiencies, resulting in recommendations and development of improvements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design data cleaning and analysis strategies, proposing new tools and modifications to existing paradigms.
  • Design and execute algorithm tests, providing oversight to others.
  • Lead algorithm design discussions for entire studies.
  • Architect overall algorithms with detailed system and integration considerations.
  • Lead technical report execution and provide oversight to others.
  • Lead discussions with sponsors for studies.
  • Serve as technical lead for small projects at customer sites, providing guidance to others.
  • Lead technical execution and writing for sections of journal articles and conference presentations, and literature searches for finding new avenues of thought and bodies of work to explore.
  • Serve as mentor or leader to students, including co-ops, GRAs and others through Institute programs.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Contribute to and lead research efforts addressing key problems in missile defense, and space surveillance.
  • Provide thought leadership as part of regular interactions with existing MDA and USSF customers and potential sponsors.
  • Contribute to the capture of new MDA and USSF business opportunities.
  • Manage projects and resources to include personnel, budgets, and deliverables.
  • Serve in an independent advisory role to the Government providing subject matter expertise.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong technical and analytical skills demonstrated during academic degree programs.
  • At least a year of experience using Matlab as a tool for modeling and simulation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active TS/SCI Clearance
  • 4 years of experience supporting research & development efforts in the areas of radar systems, missile defense, or space surveillance.
  • 1 year of experience supporting business development activities in terms of writing white papers or proposals or briefing potential customers.
  • 1 year of experience project management experience dealing with budgets, technical deliverables, and personnel.

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 Physics, Mathematics, Aerospace, Electrical Engineering or a related field of study.
  • 0 years of related experience with a Master’s degree in Physics, Mathematics, Aerospace, Electrical Engineering or a related field of study.

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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