Algorithm Developer, Senior - ICL

Atlanta, GA 30303

Job Description

The Information and Communications Laboratory (ICL) Communications Systems and Spectrum Division (CSSD) is looking for a Senior Algorithm Developer who can create innovative solutions for adaptive communications and spectrum learning systems and is looking for a dynamic and challenging work environment. The Division's projects focus on advanced signal processing, adaptive communications technologies, advanced algorithms, machine learning, and modeling and simulation for applications that include cognitive communications, intelligent wideband spectrum sensing, electronic warfare systems, and next generation cellular network technologies. The division supports work across many branches of the Department of Defense (DoD), including the Army, Navy, and Office of the Secretary of Defense. Key products include deployed prototype systems, communication and spectrum sensing machine learning algorithms, physics-based modeling and simulation tools, and system analyses. The ideal candidate will be an experienced researcher with a desire to lead innovative integrated signal processing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence research and apply engineering, physics, and math to communications and spectrum sensing problems of interest to the DoD.

Job Duties

Lead adaptive algorithm research and participate in the execution of multiple projects, including attending technical meetings, completing assigned technical tasks, collaborating with colleagues, and presenting their research to the technical team and technical sponsors. Tasking will be assigned to leverage the existing skills of the candidate, including physics-based modeling, application of advanced mathematical techniques for data processing, digital signal processing, signals analysis, communication and spectrum system modeling, and system performance prediction. The ideal candidate will be expected to develop relationships with current and potential customers, contribute to whitepapers and proposals, and set technical direction. As their career develops, candidates would be expected to lead proposals for new business, mentor junior staff, and lead projects.

Travel Requirements

10% - 25% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate II

  • A Masters degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Computational Sciences, and Engineering or other majors with sufficient work in the field of signal processing and machine learning algorithms  and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Computational Sciences, and Engineering or other majors with sufficient work in the field of signal processing and machine learning algorithms and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Computational Sciences, and Engineering or other majors with sufficient work in the field of signal processing and machine learning algorithms.

Senior Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate

  • A Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, or a related field of study and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, or a related field of study and nine (9) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor's degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, or a related field of study and four (4) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor's degree.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates currently enrolled in an accredited Master's or Doctoral degree program relevant to this position will be considered. Candidate must have a graduation date of no later than May 2021
  • Demonstrated experience in communications, spectrum sensing, electromagnetics, signal processing, machine learning/artificial intelligence, or applied mathematics
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Ability to work in a research environment where there are many unknowns and undiscovered paths

Preferred Qualifications

  • Existing U.S. security clearance
  • Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, or a related field of study 
  • Background in communications and spectrum applications and related algorithms
  • Experience programming in MATLAB
  • Experience in implementing algorithms in FPGAs (Xilinx) using HDL
  • Expertise in signal processing, electromagnetics

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Ability to obtain Secret Clearance upon hire

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institutes mission of solving the worlds most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.

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