Applied Embedded Systems Hardware Engineering Co-Op/Intern Spring 2022 - ELSYS

Atlanta, GA 30303

Job Description

GTRIs Cooperative Education (co-op) program offers you extensive opportunities to participate in diverse scientific and technological endeavors, use state-of-the-art equipment and rapidly improve your technical and leadership skills. The program allows you to alternate three semesters of full-time work at GTRI with semesters of full-time school.

The Electronic Systems Laboratory (ELSYS) is currently seeking a Co-op Student in the Applied Embedded Systems (AES) Division for the Spring 2022 semester.  AES predominantly focuses on the research, development, testing, and deployment of embedded electronic and electromechanical systems. These systems are used for electronic warfare, control, communications, avionics, entertainment, physiological monitoring, and other uses.

This broad range of research will provide a solid foundation for the student as a future hardware engineer. The student will work under the guidance of GTRI researchers performing research in one of the following areas -

Sensing and processing broad bands of the electromagnetic spectrum including Electronic Warfare Applications
Technology Insertion efforts porting legacy system functionality to modern FPGA-based designs
Creating a complex electromagnetic environment used to test Aircraft Protection systems
Digital Signal Processing
Mechanical Engineering efforts supporting legacy avionics systems reverse engineering and modeling
Open Architecture hardware standards development and prototyping efforts

Co-ops and Interns will perform one or more of the following activities -

Hardware architecture and interface development and analysis
Digital Hardware Design and Development
FGPA VHDL Development
Mechanical engineering modeling and drawing development (2D, 3D)
System engineering activities supporting the development of system architectures, prototypes, technical data package development and specifications

Required Minimum Qualifications


  • Pursuing a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering, or a related field
  • 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA
  • Must be eligible to be approved by your college/university to participate in a co-op program and register for co-op credit with your university during work terms
  • Must be able to complete at least three full-time co-op terms (alternating three terms of full-time work at GTRI with semesters of full-time school) prior to graduation


  • Pursuing a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering, or a related field
  • 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to perform research independently
  • Ability to prioritize task while working on multiple projects
  • Strong math skills and ability to learn complex engineering concepts
  • Experience in 1 or more programming languages (Example - C#, Python)
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical ideas to a non-technical audience

Hours per Week

40 hours per week

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

Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance upon hire

Housing and Relocation

Housing and relocation assistance are not available for this position.

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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