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Data Link Systems Engineer - ELSYS - 1354

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)

Atlanta, GA
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Title: Data Link Systems Engineer - ELSYS - 1354
JobID: 1354
Location: Atlanta, GA


This position supports system integration and software development projects for Department of Defense aircraft improvement programs.  As a Data Link Systems Engineer you will need to:

  • Serve as the technical expert on military tactical data links, associated radios, and systems' uses of those data links for sponsors and associated projects.
  • Manage the team's tactical data link strategy, roadmap, and assets.
  • Develop tactical data link relevant system level requirements, decompose and allocate requirements into system design.
  • Technically coordinate development of data link technical solutions for our DoD sponsors.
  • Utilize existing system specifications, interface definitions, and aircraft drawings in the development of solutions.
  • Ensure that all technical work is performed and documented to appropriate professional standards.
  • Design and manage the laboratory configuration for tactical data links and assigned projects.
  • Integrate system products in laboratory and fielded settings. Analyze flight and laboratory data to determine if system requirements and project objectives are met; and isolate anomalies to hardware and software components.
  • Develop quantitative feasibility analyses on possible solutions toward increasing system effectiveness and ability to integrate new technologies.

Required Skills:

  1. Experience with Link-16 usage for military aviation.
  2. Experience in system engineering processes and methodologies applicable to complex military systems development.
  3. Strong  collaboration, organization, teaming and communication abilities
  4. Ability to work well individually or in a group setting
  5. Ability to work under pressure and time constraints
  6. Ability to create and deliver technical presentations effectively.
  7. Minimum 10 years of applicable experience in a technical field

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with SADL, Link-16, IBS, TTNT, MADL, VMF, SRW, ISR, Navigation, Air Traffic Management, and/or UCI networks
  • Experience with 1553 data bus, avionics systems, Electronic Warfare systems, and open systems architectures
  • Experience designing systems using SysML.
  • Experience with system security engineering.
  • Experience with configuration management and requirements management systems.
  • Experience directing small teams of employees as a task leader
  • Active DOD clearance

Other Requirements:

  • Educational Requirements:

Research Engineer II

A Master’s degree and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree;

Senior Research Engineer

A Master’s degree and nine (9) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor’s degree

  • US Citizen and eligible for DOD clearance


GTRI is a group of world-class engineers and scientists, solving challenging problems for our customers through innovation, cutting edge applied research, and a collaborative work environment. 

We have been recognized as one of Atlanta’s Best Places to Work by the Atlanta Business Chronicle 4 of the last 5 years, and offer competitive pay, excellent benefits, and a great location.  Professional growth opportunities include support for advanced degrees, patent rights, and freedom for approved outside consulting, periodic special courses on technical and leadership topics, and support for paper preparation and presentation.

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the Georgia Institute of Technology is a leading research university committed to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology.

Ranked as the #7 best public university, Georgia Tech provides a focused, technologically based education to more than 21,500 undergraduate and graduate students.

Georgia Tech has many nationally recognized programs, all top-ranked by peers and publications alike, and is ranked in the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report.

Degrees are offered through the colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Sciences, the Scheller College of Business, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

The strong academic work ethic at Tech is balanced by a collegiate atmosphere incorporating both intercollegiate and intramural sports, campus traditions, and some 400 student organizations.

Alongside their academic achievements, Tech students are also active in the community, earning a well-rounded education through community service activities.

As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech has more than 100 centers focused on interdisciplinary research that consistently contribute vital research and innovation to American government, industry, and business.

There is no doubt that Georgia Tech stands out as a distinctively different kind of university, one that is eagerly encouraging and developing the revolutionary technologies of the 21st century.

Equipped with the extremely rich resources of an outstanding student body and faculty; strong partnerships with business, industry, and government; and support from alumni and friends, Georgia Tech is designing a future of global preeminence, leadership, and service.

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