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Head, Program Management Branch, Electronic Systems Integration Division - ELSYS - 1629

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)

Atlanta, GA
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Title: Head, Program Management Branch, Electronic Systems Integration Division - ELSYS - 1629
JobID: 1629
Location: Atlanta, GA
Description: Electronic Systems Laboratory (ELSYS): ELSYS delivers innovative products, research, and education, making positive and lasting impacts on our customers. Our mission is to solve problems and advance solutions to meet state and national objectives. ELSYS employs an “end-to-end” approach to developing electronic warfare and other electronic systems solutions. To learn more about ELSYS, please visit

The Program Management Branch (PMB) of the Electronic Systems Division focuses on the management of research and development programs for Electronic Warfare (EW) and Avionics applications.  Program Management includes working with the sponsor to develop program requirements, managing financial expenditures, measuring progress (e.g., earned value), managing program risk, and conducting program management reviews with the sponsor to ensure program objectives are met.

This includes the following activities but is not limited to:

  • Daily interaction with program sponsors, and their designates, to ensure sponsor satisfaction with work products
  • Supervise daily program management activities including supervision of a staff of program managers responsible for the project initiation, planning, execution, and closeout for large programs (multi-million dollar)
  • Provide program management subject matter expertise to the division in the creation of program plans for lessor value programs (less than $500K) to develop effective program plans, requirements, and tracking tools and metrics
  • Responsible for establishing program management processes and continual improvement opportunities for the division. The program management processes will adhere to the ELSYS processes and will define the tools and methods for the division in program planning, program monitors (cost and schedule), prioritizing tasks and program replanning as needed
  • Assist with the creation and delivery of materials related to project/program management education and mentoring.
  • Facilitate the development of business aspects of potential programs. Work with the proposing unit leader, the GTRI budget office and procurement to perform cost estimations and develop Whitepapers and proposals
  • Track and prepare reports related to program outcomes (quantitative and qualitative).
  • Other related duties as assigned.

The Branch Head role provides program management and technical oversight for sponsored research, supervising the activities of full time research faculty and students. The Branch Head coordinates with the ESI Division level for activities to include providing monthly performance reporting, managing staff planning and assignments, oversight of sponsored research projects, and business development activities. Additionally, the Branch Head provides needed support and ensures successful execution of sponsor-interactions including project reviews, requirements reviews, design reviews, test events, and deliveries. Past management experience and a solid understanding of, and experience with organizational policies and procedures and support groups are preferred for this position.


Senior Research Scientist

  •  A Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience
  • A Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science and four (4) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor's degree.

Principal Research Scientist   

  • A Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science and eleven (11) years' relevant full-time experience; or
  • A Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science and seven (7) years' relevant full-time experience.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience with aircraft avionics and aircraft modification standards


  • US Citizenship and the ability to obtain a security clearance within 6 months or less
  • Experience in project and people management and/or leadership
  • Background in research, analysis, design and development of avionics or electronic warfare systems


Specialized skills required for this job: 

  • Excellent sponsor interaction skills with proven knowledge of how to work effectively and professionally with all levels of internal and external sponsors. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proven ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks and consistently meet deadlines. Strong attention to detail with decision-making skills to respond to high-pressure situations. Ability to establish effective working relationships to successfully accomplish objectives. Expert in working independently and in a team environment. Strong proficiency in using MS Office Suite and project management tools.
  • Experience working for a major DOD contractor

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.