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Systems Engineer Aircraft Defense - ASL - 1511

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)

Huntsville, AL
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Title: Systems Engineer Aircraft Defense - ASL - 1511
JobID: 1511
Location: Huntsville, AL
Description: The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is seeking an experienced Systems Engineer who has interest in intellectually challenging and rewarding work. We value bright, intellectually curious, growth oriented professionals and provide a work environment that allows work / life balance and opportunity for growth. GTRI employee about 2000 employees working in 8 labs across 14 locations with a main campus in Atlanta, Ga.

This opportunity is with our Applied Systems Laboratory (ASL).

Located in Huntsville, Alabama, ASL conducts world-class applied research in avionics modeling, simulation, analysis, testing, evaluation, and software development in support of the government sponsors. This work helps keep Americans safe and further the technological edge. To learn more about ASL, please visit

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist I

This is the initial rank held by research personnel who have at least a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or similar technically related field.

Research Scientist II

In addition to the years-in-rank requirement, this rank requires one (1) of the following:

  • A Master’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or similar technically related field and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Master’s degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or similar technically related field and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor’s degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or similar technically related field.

Systems Engineer:

Supports system integration and software development projects for Department of Defense aircraft system improvement programs. Coordinates system development tasks to include design, integration and formal testing.

  • Uses system specifications and interface descriptions for integration into an aircraft system of systems.
  • Serves as a subject matter expert for system architectural framework, methods and tools.
  • Ensures that technical work is performed to appropriate professional standards and that technical requirements are met.
  • Develops innovative solutions to meet system requirements.
  • Manages and documents system configurations
  • Manages reports of system deficiencies.
  • Creates and investigates software change requests.

Required Skills:

  • 3+ years prior experience
  • Experience in hardware, software, and firmware development methodologies and structured approaches to system development
  • Strong coordination, organization, teaming and communication abilities
  • Works well individually or in a group setting
  • Ability to work under pressure and time constraints
  • Successfully presents technical information

Other: Candidate must be a US citizen capable of obtaining a DoD Security clearance. Active clearance is a major plus.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with military avionics and sensor networks including 1553 data bus, ARINC-429, Ethernet, and serial interfaces
  • Knowledge of or experience with open system architecture such as FACE, HOST, MOSA, and SOSA is preferred
  • Experience with configuration management and requirements management systems such as DOORS, JIRA, MKS or ClearCase is preferred
  • Experience using scripting languages for data analysis (Perl or Ruby or VBS)
  • Effectively work in small teams of GTRI and government members.
  • Some post graduate education is preferred.

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.