Test Engineer - ASL - Open Rank

Submit Resume ID: 499199
Type: Researchers
Location: Huntsville, AL
Categories: System Engineering, Testing

Project/Unit Description

The Applied Systems Laboratory (ASL) Project Management, Quality and Test Division (PMQTD) conducts research on military aircraft and systems, specializing in avionics, electronic warfare, autonomy, missile systems and tactical communications/datalink systems. The team's engineering roles include Applied Systems Engineering, Datalink Engineering, Embedded Software, Enterprise Software and Test Engineering. This position would support these efforts as a test engineer. This is a full-time research position which reports to the Quality Control and Test Branch Head.

Job Purpose

Test Engineers do the research, planning, development, and documentation of System Test activities including development of test cases, procedures, plans, and reports for sponsor research and development programs. This person should have experience working with complex systems and be strong in documentation as well.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop test cases from system requirements.
  • Execute tests based on documented test procedures.
  • Record results and perform basic checks.
  • Develop root cause analyses for test failures or questionable test results.
  • Contribute to technical reports and presentations.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Developing and updating test plans, procedures and report documentation.
  • Execute developed test procedures and document results in a formal setting.
  • Technically coordinate a cross-functional team to develop test solutions for our DOD sponsors ensuring all products meet allocated requirements and design through formal testing.
  • Create and maintain test scripts, files and data that support formal testing.
  • Work in an integrated product team and understand system and unit level requirements in order to create test plans and procedures.
  • Utilize existing system specifications, interface definitions, and aircraft avionics in the development of test procedures.
  • Ensure that all technical work is performed and documented to appropriate professional standards.
  • Develop test estimates for proposed work and status current tasking.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience in test engineering processes and methodologies applicable to complex, software-intensive military or avionics systems.
  • Experience in developing and executing manual, ad-hoc, black and white box tests.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active Secret Clearance.
  • Experience in agile software development environment.

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, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or 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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