Operations Research Systems Analyst - GTRI-ACL-Onsite

Submit Resume ID: 499516
Type: Researchers
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Algorithm Development, Artificial Intelligence, Embedded Systems, Electronic Warfare, Image Processing, Machine Learning, Military Vehicles, Modeling/Simulation, Robotics/Automated Systems, Sensors Integration, System Engineering, Testing, Aerospace, Sensors/Optics, Autonomous Systems, Data Analytics/Science, ISR & Tactical Systems, Threat Systems


The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is the nonprofit, applied research division of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). Founded in 1934 as the Engineering Experiment Station, GTRI has grown to more than 2,900 employees, supporting eight laboratories in over 20 locations around the country and performing more than $940 million of problem-solving research annually for government and industry. GTRI's renowned researchers combine science, engineering, economics, policy, and technical expertise to solve complex problems for the U.S. federal government, state, and industry.   

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Project/Unit Description

GTRI’s Advanced Warfighting Technologies Division in the Advanced Concepts Laboratory seeks qualified candidates for the position of Operational Research Systems Analyst. This position involves supporting wargaming and decision-making optimization for future ground maneuver warfare preparation through operational expertise, doctrine, and analytic processes. Qualified candidates will have experience in advanced analytical and systems engineering methods to support critical decision making as well as inform future research and development. The Advanced Warfighting Technologies Division engages in research related to counter-proliferation technologies, special operations enablers, and advanced ground maneuver concepts. AWTD provides technology development and tactical analysis for countering weapons of mass destruction, threat assessment and wargaming of ground maneuver and asymmetric warfare, and rapid technology integration and prototyping for rapid reaction warfighting capabilities for the U.S. Government and other sponsors.

The Advanced Concepts Laboratory develops tailored solutions for a broad range of national security challenges through disciplined application of physics- and effects-based modeling to realizable systems, augmented with prototype development and testing. ACL’s research thrusts extend across domains, and include bio-, chemical-, RF-,  and optical-sensor physics; materials science and engineering; electromagnetic theory, computation, structures, and measurements; electronic warfare techniques and applications; operational scenario modeling and simulation; traditional and asymmetric threat analysis; and ground maneuver warfare.

Job Purpose

The Operations Research / Systems Analyst (OR/SA) applies advanced analytical and systems engineering methods to support critical decision making. The OR/SA researches, develops, and integrates new and existing system simulation frameworks, prediction models, logical models, and analysis techniques. The OR/SA also models operational environments, performs trade studies via computer simulation and provides decision support for alternative architectures. In addition, the OR/SE designs and develops decision support tools that integrate modeling and simulation into intuitive and interactive graphical user interfaces. The OR/SE also elicits information from Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and stakeholders, and iterates with them to develop qualitative models of their expertise and/or needs and utilizes applied statistical analysis, machine learning, optimization, and visualization to support defensible decisions and decision processes. In addition, the OR/SA conceptualizes, designs, and develops software solutions to implement system simulations, models and analyses and develops, integrates, and tests software and conceptual ideas to implement decision making methods and processes. Lastly, the OR/SA develops methods, processes and software tools to help design, integrate and manage complex systems and system engineering processes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implement conceptual models or decision support Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) as a software product, or modify existing ones
  • Design, document and conduct software tests for products being developed
  • Work with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to develop and/or refine models
  • Extend conceptual models to address project needs
  • Contribute to technical reports detailing models used and processes followed for developing or arriving to a decision support solution

Additional Responsibilities

  • Develop software applications using C++, Java, MATLAB, Python, and other industry-standard languages
  • Develop tools, technologies, and processes to support the analysis of national defense-related systems and scenarios
  • Implement software development and configuration management best practices and coding standards
  • Participate in technical meetings with GTRI and sponsor personnel
  • Collaborate with sponsors, engineering teams, and project directors to ensure project deliverables and requirements are met
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field of study
  • Knowledge of at least one (2) of the following: C++, Java, Python, MATLAB
  • Experience in writing technical papers and presenting technical material
  • At least two (2) years of professional experience in one of the following: software development, network and data management, hardware/software integration, artificial intelligence/machine learning

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active TS/SCI Clearance
  • A Master’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science or related field
  • At least five (5) years of professional experience in one of the following: software development, network and data management, hardware/software integration, artificial intelligence/machine learning
  • Experience or expertise in Wargaming and/or Military Ground Maneuver Concepts/Operations
  • Previous Military experience

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

  • 2 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computational Science and Engineering, Computer Science, Modeling and Simulation, or related field of study
  • 0 years of related experience with a Masters’ degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computational Science and Engineering, Computer Science, Modeling and Simulation, or related field of study

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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