Model-Based Systems Engineer - ELSYS- Hybrid- (Open Rank) Multiple Locations

Submit Resume ID: 499380
Type: Researchers
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: System Architecture, Military Vehicles, System Engineering, Aerospace

Project/Unit Description

The Electronic Systems Laboratory (ELSYS) Systems Engineering Research Division (SERD) is currently seeking a Model-Based Systems Engineer for a full time research faculty position in the Enterprise and Open Systems Architecture (EOSA) Branch. The EOSA Branch authors, analyzes, and integrates enterprise and open system architectures to support our research sponsors across systems engineering activities.

This position supports the Department of Defense (DoD) in its digital transformation to realize, manage, and improve enterprise and open systems. Candidates will be responsible for using Object Management Group (OMG) Systems Modeling Language (SysML) tools (MagicDraw, Cameo Systems Modeler, Enterprise Architect, Rational Rhapsody, etc.) to author SysML models.

SERD's primary location is in Smyrna, GA (15 miles northwest of Atlanta) but has researchers located at various GTRI field offices across the country. GTRI field offices provide the opportunity for a physical presence close to our sponsors, maintaining the ability to leverage the researcher base primarily located in the Atlanta metropolitan area. SERD offers a hybrid work environment where employees are in the office 3 days a week with an option to work remotely up to 2 days a week, with coordination and approval from their supervisor and depending on project requirements. For this position, the primary location is Smyrna, GA but candidates interested in being stationed at any of the following GTRI field office locations will also be considered.

Aberdeen, MD
Boston, MA (GTRI New England)
Colorado Springs, CO
Dayton, OH
Huntsville, AL
Orlando, FL
Panama City, FL
Patuxent River, MD
Phoenix, AZ
Quantico, VA
San Diego, CA
Shalimar, FL
Tucson, AZ
Warner Robins, GA
Washington, DC

Additionally, this position will consider researchers being positioned at the following cities with growing sponsor bases:

Detroit, MI
San Antonio, TX

Job Purpose

The Model-Based Systems Engineer (MBSE) develops and executes novel system model-based approaches to define, design, analyze, and document system development. The MBSE Researcher applies MBSE tool suites to enable the use of model-based best practices in DoD acquisition and system life cycle support. This position supports stakeholders and sponsors in the application of MBSE to trade space analysis, design, acquisition, and sustainment. The MBSE executes System Engineering and MBSE processes including system definition, functional decomposition, requirements development, architectural development and analysis, design synthesis, system analysis, data modeling and architecture development, test program development, and sustainment activities. The MBSE researcher also presents technical and program management presentations to government sponsors.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create product or system definitions and conduct initial requirements analysis
  • Develop technical reports and diagrams detailing product or system attributes
  • Author UAF models capturing stakeholder needs and resulting enterprise architectures
  • Author SysML models capturing system requirements and design
  • Author data models capturing system data requirements and design
  • Analyze product or system functionality as defined by requirements
  • Interface with and learn how to work with disparate engineering teams for technical tasking

Additional Responsibilities

  • Apply Model-Based Systems Engineering methods to support the DoD's digital transformation of enterprise and open systems
  • Support Team and Task Leads in advising customer's on how MBSE interfaces with their architectural efforts
  • Support MBSE Business Development
  • Lead small to mid-sized technical tasks and/or teams

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Exposure to an Object Management Group (OMG) Systems Modeling Language (SysML) authoring tool (MagicDraw, Cameo Systems Modeler, Enterprise Architect, Rational Rhapsody, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active Secret Clearance
  • Familiarity with the DoD Acquisition Process (DoD 5000) and Modular Open Systems Approach
  • Experience with requirements development and management
  • Knowledge of Systems, Aerospace, Automotive, and/or Industrial Engineering
  • Familiarity with the DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) or Unified Architecture Framework (UAF)
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical ideas to non-technical audiences
  • Experience with Object Oriented Programming and/or modeling and simulation.

Travel Requirements

10% - 25% travel

Education and Length of Experience

Levels 1, 2

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 Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, or 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:

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