The Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory's (SEAL) Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Division (ISRD) is looking for a researcher with interest and experience in signal processing and algorithm development for radar applications. The ISR Division’s projects focus on advanced signal processing, adaptive sensor technologies, advanced algorithms, machine learning, and modeling and simulation for applications that include airborne radar, electronic warfare, and undersea systems. The division supports work across the Intelligence Community (IC) and the Department of Defense (DoD), including the Air Force, Navy, and Office of the Secretary of Defense. Key products include physics-based modeling and simulation tools, system analyses, sensor signal processing algorithms, and real-time prototypes. The ideal candidate will be an experienced researcher with desire to apply engineering, physics, and mathematics to radar ISR problems of interest to the DoD & IC.
The Algorithm & Analysis Engineer is responsible for the development and support of state-of-the-art algorithms involving data fusion, sensor fusion, machine learning, manned/unmanned avionics improvement programs, and genetic programming. The Algorithm & Analysis Engineer 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. Additionally, the Algorithm & Analysis Engineer conducts statistical analysis of multi-modal and time-varying data to characterize and quantify system qualities and deficiencies, resulting in recommendations and development of improvements.
- Perform data cleaning and fundamental data analysis, with guidance only as needed, generating new tools with significant reusability.
- Design and execute algorithm tests with limited oversight.
- Serve in a leading role in algorithm design discussions for defined portions of programs.
- Design larger portions of algorithms and testing with minimal oversight.
- Lead sections of technical report execution.
- Lead discussions with sponsors for large portions of research.
- Work with independence at sponsor sites under guidance of technical leads.
- Materially contribute to discussions for technical journal articles and conference presentations.
- Conduct literature searches related to research focus areas.
- Mentor student researchers and facilitate their technical development and tasking.
- The ideal candidate will be interested in working in technical areas that include detection theory, estimation theory, RF systems analysis, adaptive array processing, and digital beamforming
- The ideal candidate will be expected to participate in the execution of multiple simultaneous projects, including attending technical meetings, completing assigned technical tasks, collaborating with colleagues, and presenting their research to the technical team and technical sponsors.
- Tasking will be assigned to leverage the existing skills of the candidate, to include physics-based modeling, application of advanced mathematical techniques for data processing, digital signal processing, image processing, signals analysis, radar system modeling, and radar performance prediction.
- The ideal candidate will be expected to develop relationships with current and potential customers, and contribute to whitepapers and proposals.
- As their career develops, candidates would be expected to lead proposals for new business, mentor junior staff, and lead projects.
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 2024.
- Experience with radar applications, signal processing, or sensor algorithm development.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as evidenced by conference presentations or papers.
- Experience working classified DoD or DoE projects.
- Active TS/SCI security clearance.
- Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or a similar related field.
- 3+ years of experience programming in Matlab.
- 5+ years research experience.
- Experience leading research and development teams.
- Demonstrated success at securing research funding.
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 Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, or other related field.
- 3 years of related experience with a Masters’ degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, or other related field.
- 0 years of related experience with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, or other related field.
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: https://hr.gatech.edu/benefits
Diversity & Inclusion
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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.