Software Engineer - ELSYS - On Site - Tucson, AZ - (Open Rank)

Submit Resume ID: 499381
Type: Researchers
Location: Tucson, AZ
Categories: Aeronautics, Algorithm Development, Electronic Warfare, Sensors Integration, Software Development/Design, System Engineering, Testing, Countermeasures, Missile Warning Systems, Avionics, Threat Systems

Project/Unit Description

The Air National Guard Programs Division (ANDPD) is predominantly focused on delivering combat capability to the Air National Guard through sponsor-focused systems upgrades, testing, and training programs. ANGPD provides sponsors with programmatic and technological solutions in a variety of areas including program management, system engineering, operations, acquisitions, test & evaluation (T&E), tactics, training, and research.

Job Purpose

The Software Engineer designs, develops, and tests software applications and products. Additionally, the Software Engineer manages software development teams, provides technical leadership, and establishes software development lifecycle practices and processes. The Software Engineer is proficient in programming languages such as Java, JavaScript, C, C++, C#, Ruby, Python, Scala, and Groovy. In this role, the Software Engineer requires extensive knowledge of programming languages, software development, computer operating systems, Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD), DevOps, Application Programming Interface (API) development, container development, and distributed systems. The Software Engineer also applies engineering principles to software creation, manages production releases of software, performs code reviews, merges feature development branches, and analyzes and triages issues. The necessary skill areas for the Software Engineer include programming and coding, fundamentals of computer science, software design and architecture development, algorithms and data structures, information analysis, software debugging and testing, and working on development teams. The Software Engineer also works with sponsors to curate requirements, define sprint work items, set priorities for work backlogs, and organize development teams.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform software development, debugging, modification, enhancement, and documentation
  • Design, test, and develop computer software in order to meet program requirements
  • Develop and maintain kernel and user-level software and scripts
  • Contribute to research reports, presentations, white papers, and competitive proposals
  • Create and analyze network protocols

Additional Responsibilities

  • Plan, provision, execute, analyze, and report on a variety of test programs from bench level to on-aircraft open-air range testing
  • Develop and use software tools to support formatting and visualizing flight test data to answer system performance and operational measures
  • Provide subject matter expertise on Electronic Warfare (EW) data analysis, and reporting in support of flight test planning and execution
  • Support flight test engineers in the development of flight scenarios in order to efficiently and effectively collect data necessary to determine system performance under test and operation
  • Interpret flight test plans as well as user requirements, and translate testing requirements into a comprehensive data analysis plan
  • Integrate software capability into Open Systems Architectures in Air Reserve Component (ARC) Aircraft
  • Support data efforts with expertise to crowd sourced flight test and other data modernization efforts

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience in the development of Python scripts, MATLAB, or other related mathematical based programming platforms
  • Experience in the development and publication of technical reports, data packages, and test plans
  • Familiarity with telemetry, flight test data, and post-test data analysis
  • Experience in one or more of the following: flight test data analysis, software development, flight test planning, design of experiments, radar, avionics systems

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active Secret Clearance ( within last 2 years)
  • Experience in one or more of the following: test and evaluation of aerospace systems, sensor integration, signal processing, EO/IR sensors, RF threat systems
  • Experience with 4th and 5th generation fighter mission systems and tactical employment considerations
  • Aircraft flight test control and conduct experience
  • Electronic Warfare (EW) experience to include a working knowledge of Western Test Ranges,
    numerical modeling, statistical computing, and scripting skills/experience

Travel Requirements

10% - 25% travel

Education and Length of Experience

Levels 2, 3

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, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, or related field 
  • 0 years of related experience with a Masters’ degree in Computer Science, Mechanical, Electrical 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:

Equal Employment Opportunity
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