Software Engineer - ELSYS - On Site - (Open Rank)

Submit Resume ID: 499563
Type: Researchers
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Software Development/Design, System Engineering


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

This position is for a Software Engineer in the ELSYS Information Technology (IT) department. This department provides critical IT infrastructure for both operations and sponsored research. The ELSYS IT department designs, builds, and maintains applications to automate tasks, manage critical processes, and track equipment.

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
  • Develop and maintain kernel and user-level software and scripts
  • Contribute to technical reports and presentations

Additional Responsibilities

  • Implement, maintain, and create client and server software used to support project management and software development
  • Implement Infrastructure as Code for configuration management solutions
  • Collaborate with customers and external teams, derives tasks from detailed requirements
  • Perform software development, software debugging, software modification / enhancement, and software documentation
  • Ensure compliance with Department of Defense (DoD) Risk Management Framework (RMF) standards
  • Provide tasking to other team members, based off of derived tasks
  • Provide software and merge request code reviews

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Knowledgeable in setting up or using VMware/virtualization products such as ESXi, vCenter, etc.
  • Knowledgeable with troubleshooting/debugging client, workstation, server, or application issues
  • Knowledgeable with products used in continuous integration such as Jenkins, Ansible, GitLab, Docker, Kubernetes etc.
  • Experience with merge requests and code reviews
  • Experience with database management and configuration
  • Knowledgeable in software engineering and development
  • Knowledgeable in version control software such as GIT
  • Experience working in small to mid-sized teams of research engineers and technical staff
  • Knowledgeable with API tooling, or Object-oriented programming (OOP) and integration software development with cross platform development

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active Secret Clearance
  • Knowledgeable with Microsoft Active Directory (AD), Microsoft Group Policy Objects (GPOs), DNS, and DHCP
  • Knowledgeable with infrastructure as code
  • Relevant experience in one or more of the following areas:
    Software architecture/open architecture
    Communication protocols/machine-to-machine communication
    Software/performance optimization and testing
    AGILE process

Travel Requirements

<10% 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 Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, 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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