AST Software Engineer Co-Op- Summer 2022- CIPHER

Atlanta, GA 30303
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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 CIPHER (Cybersecurity, Information Protection, and Hardware Evaluation) Laboratory is a leader in developing the technologies that secure, defend, and respond to threats within our countrys information, distribution, and network systems at GTRI. CIPHER provides high-impact solutions to some of todays most challenging cybersecurity problems for both government and industry, while also developing far-reaching high-risk high-payoff cyber technologies to respond to future threats. Research areas include cyber threats and countermeasures, secure multi-level information sharing, resilient command and control network architectures, reverse engineering, information operations and exploitation, quantum computing and sensing, and data analytics.

The CIPHER-IT Application Support Team (AST) is looking for a Co-Op student starting in the Summer 2022 semester (May 2022 start date).  This student will work with a team to develop, implement and support the CIPHER IT hosted web applications and databases used by over 350 researchers in the CIPHER Laboratory.  A Co-Op student will work 3 alternating full-time rotation semesters, will attend school in between those full-time work semesters.

Students will perform one or more of the following job activities, which will provide a solid foundation for the student to pursue careers as a Software Engineer, Web Developer or Computer Scientist:

  • Software and systems integration and testing
  • Quality assurance and process improvement
  • Test automation and scripting
  • Technical writing and documentation
  • Presenting ideas and deliverables to key stakeholders
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Minimum Qualifications


  • Pursuing a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems or related field.
  • 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA
  • Experience with at least one of the following: Node.JS, React, JavaScript, Java, PHP, Python
  • Experience with at least one of the following: MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, MSSQL
  • Experience with a configuration management system (e.g. GIT)
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in 1 or more programming languages
  • Strong interest in learning the CI/CD pipeline
  • Experience with API integration
  • Familiarity with UI/UX design
  • Task/team leadership experience

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.

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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