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Senior Site Manager -ELSYS- 1481

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)

Tucson, AZ
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Title: Senior Site Manager -ELSYS- 1481
JobID: 1481
Location: Tucson, AZ

Senior Field Site Manager  

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) in Atlanta, GA is looking for an experienced program manager with extensive military flight experience and related engineering 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, as either a Senior or Principal Researcher.  ELSYS delivers innovative products, research, and education that have positive and lasting impacts on our customers.  This position is for a site manager and engineer to lead and contribute to a team of ten (10) individuals conducting research, providing test and engineering support as well as managing ongoing sponsored projects and activities at the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve Command Test Center (AATC) in Tucson AZ. Expected programs and flight test opportunities will involve A-10, F-15C, F-16C+, F-16CM, C-130H and HH-60 aircraft as well as programs supporting Logistics and Battlefield Airman related programs.  Areas of test will include developmental test (DT) and operational test (OT) on a wide variety of modernization and sustainment modifications.  The majority of projects will involve work in the electronic warfare or sensors 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, defining and installing test instrumentation, conducting a full range of tests (bench, laboratory, HITL, open air, etc), and writing test reports.  Because of the close interaction with AATC and GTRI campus researchers, extensive military flight experience and extensive experience working engineering programs related to tactical aircraft is highly desired.  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.   


  • US Citizenship and ability to immediately obtain a DoD security clearance
  • 15+ years’ experience in relevant electronic warfare, avionics, engineering and/or military work
  • Experience supervising and managing a diverse team


  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree in a related engineering, technical or scientific field
  • Extensive military flight experience in aircraft such as the F-16, A-10, HH-60, C-130 or F-15
  • Graduate of Test Pilot School or Weapons School
  • Test pilot or weapons officer experience
  • Technical understanding of surface-to-air and air-to-air threat systems and countermeasures
  • Experience related to tactical aircraft operations, employment, requirements, engineering development and test.

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, engineering lead on F-16, F-15, A-10, C-130 or similar aircraft avionics or EW systems or upgrades, and sustainment of LINK16 and SADL networks.  Companies performing similar work are Raytheon, Northrup Grumman, and Lockheed. 


  • To be hired as a Senior Research Engineer, Scientist or Associate requires: 
  • A Master’s degree and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree, or
  • A Master’s degree and nine (9) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor’s degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree and four (4) years' relevant full-time experience For candidates holding the Doctoral degree, the last two (2) years of employment prior to employment at Georgia Tech will be considered if adequately documented, and the four-year time in grade requirement be reduced to two (2) years for candidates so qualified.


  • To be hired as a Principal Research Engineer, Scientist or Associate requires:
  • A Master’s degree and eleven (11) years of relevant full-time experience,
  • A Doctoral degree and seven (7) years relevant full-time experience.   
  • At least the most recent three (3) years of relevant experience shall have been at a responsible technical or managerial level. Preference will be shown for qualified personnel holding a Doctoral degree in their specific discipline.


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.