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Senior Flight Test Program Manager - ELSYS - 1348

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)

Tucson, AZ
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Title: Senior Flight Test Program Manager - ELSYS - 1348
JobID: 1348
Location: Tucson, AZ


 The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) in Atlanta, GA is looking for an experienced program manager with extensive military flight experience.  Are you someone who can think outside of the box and does not want to do the same old thing every day? We value bright, intellectually curious, growth-oriented professionals.  GTRI provides a work environment that allows work / life balance and excellent professional growth opportunity. If you crave a job environment like this, then Georgia Tech Research Institute could be a great fit for you! 



This job posting is for a full time position within GTRI’s Electronic Systems Laboratory (ELSYS) in Tucson, AZ.  ELSYS delivers innovative products, research, and education that have positive and lasting impacts on our customers. This position is for a program manager to provide support to the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve Test Center (AATC) and other US Air Force and DoD customers.  Expected programs and flight test opportunities will involve A-10, F-15C, F-16C+, F-16CM, and HH-60 aircraft.  Areas of test will include developmental test (DT) and operational test (OT) on a wide variety of modernization and sustainment modification.  The majority of projects will involve work in the electronic warfare or weapons areas (e.g. data links, avionics, radar, EA pods, threat sensors, and targeting/imaging sensors).   ELSYS works closely with AATC to provide modernization and sustainment solutions to operational warfighters.  Test functions involve developing requirements, performing program management, writing test plans, conducting a full range of flight tests (bench, laboratory, HITL, open air, etc), and writing test reports.  Because of the close interaction with AATC this position requires a candidate with extensive military flight experience (preferably a Test Pilot School or Weapons School graduate).  This position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills to convey test results to the US Government.  This position also interacts with GTRI, US Government, and other contractor personnel.  An ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance is required. 


  • Master’s Degree and 7+ years of related experience
  • Extensive military flight experience in tactical aircraft such as the F-16, A-10 or F-15
  • US Citizenship and ability to immediately obtain a DoD security clearance


  • Technical understanding of surface-to-air and air-to-air threat systems and countermeasures
  • Graduate of Test Pilot School or Weapons School

Examples of relevant program management work include: sustainment of A-10 and F-16 EW systems, modernization of F-16 MWS system, A-10 and F-16 weapons testing, and sustainment of LINK16 and SADL networks.  Companies performing similar work are Raytheon, Northrup Grumman, and Lockheed. 


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 great work locations. 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.  To learn more about ELSYS and GTRI, please visit 


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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