Algorithm & Analysis Engineer - Open Rank-EOSL

Submit Resume ID: 499391
Type: Researchers
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Algorithm Development, Image Processing, Lidar, Machine Learning, Modeling/Simulation, Signal Processing, Software Development/Design, IR, Sensors/Optics, Data Analytics/Science, ISR & Tactical Systems

Project/Unit Description

The Electro-Optical Systems Innovation Division’s (EOSID’s) research is performed in all areas of the imaging chain. From basic geometric/radiometric modeling and analysis, through design and fabrication, to test and evaluation in the field, our team provides subject matter expertise to our customers in order to solve their most challenging problems in undersea, ground, airborne, and space domains. EOSID is a collection of multi-discipline engineers and scientists encompassing optical, physics, mechanical, electrical, computer, and software domains, among others. Our portfolio consists of research programs in and related to: Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR); Undersea Warfare; Atmospheric Optics; Tactical Imaging, e.g. Degraded Visual Environments (DVE); Automatic Target Recognition; Intelligence Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED); Free-space Optical Communications; Space Situational Awareness (SSA); Tagging, Tracking, and Locating (TTL); LIDAR; Remote Sensing; etc.

Job Purpose

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.

Key Responsibilities

  • 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

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 May 2024.
  • Experience implementing algorithms using one or more of the following: C, C++, C#, VHDL, Verilog
  • Experience developing algorithms using one or more of the following: Python, Java, MatLab
  • Experience in Modeling and Simulation (M&S) and analysis and processing of data from optical systems, radar systems, communications systems, or electronic warfare systems
  • Experience with Active/Passive Electro-optical (EO)/Infrared (IR) sensors - lidar, radar, Hyperspectral Imagers, SWIR/MWIR/LWIR cameras

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active Secret Clearance
  • Experience leading teams executing on complex research and development programs, especially for Department of Defense or Intelligence Community customers
  • Experience in writing competitive proposals and white papers
  • Experience briefing government or industry sponsors
  • Strong history of technical writing as evident by publications or technical reports

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

  • 5 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Imaging Science, Optical Engineering, or other related discipline.
  • 3 years of related experience with a Masters’ degree in Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Imaging Science, Optical Engineering, or other related discipline.
  • 0 years of related experience with a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Imaging Science, Optical Engineering, or other related discipline.

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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