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Avionics System Designer (Principal) - ELSYS

Atlanta, GA
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Avionics System Designer (Principal) - ELSYS

ID: 493753
Type: Researchers
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Aeronautics, Aerospace, Aircraft, Algorithm Development, Antenna, Autonomous Systems, Avionics, Electronic Warfare, Embedded Systems, Hardware Development/Design, Human Factors, Instrumentation, Mechanical Design & Analysis, Project/Program Management, Radar, RF, Sensors Integration, Software Development/Design, System Architecture, System Engineering, Testing, Threat Systems

Job Description

The Electronic Systems Laboratory (ELSYS) is currently seeking a Principal Research Engineer/Scientist to serve as an Avionics System Designer for a full time research faculty position. This position supports system integration and software development projects for Department of Defense (DoD) aircraft improvement programs.

• Develop system level requirements from high-level sponsor requirements, decompose and allocate requirements into a system design describing the architecture structure, and allocation of behavior and data interfaces to hardware and software components.
• Technically coordinate a cross-functional team to develop technical solutions for our DoD sponsors ensuring all products meet allocated requirements and design
• Serve as the technical expert on assigned projects and systems including use models, associated products’ capabilities, system interfaces, engineering tools, and the roadmap for current and future updates. The candidate will utilize this expertise to advise the sponsor and promote the sponsor’s position in meetings.
• Manage the product backlog and system deficiency reports.
• Utilize existing system specifications, interface definitions, and aircraft drawings in the development of solutions.
• Ensure that all technical work is performed and documented to appropriate professional standards.
• Design and manage the laboratory configuration for assigned projects.
• Integrate system products in laboratory and fielded settings. Analyze flight and laboratory data to determine if system requirements and project objectives are met; and isolate anomalies to hardware and software components.
• Develop quantitative feasibility analyses on possible solutions toward increasing system effectiveness and ability to integrate new technologies.

Education & Length of Experience

Principal Research Engineer/Scientist

• A Master’s degree in Aerospace, Computer, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, or other related field and eleven (11) years' relevant full-time experience; or
• A Doctoral degree in Aerospace, Computer, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics or other related field and seven (7) years' relevant full-time experience.

Required Minimum Qualifications

• Experience in system engineering processes and methodologies applicable to complex military systems development
• Project leadership experience of multiple large scale DoD programs
• Technical leadership experience serving as Chief Scientist or Chief Engineer of an organization or product line
• A strong background facilitating dialogue, collaboration, and partnerships among research personnel, government, and industry stakeholders
• Ability to create and deliver technical presentations effectively

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in executive leadership and/or business strategy development
• Participates in professional activities such as professional society membership and leadership position, professional registrations or certifications
• Nationally or internationally recognized original and innovative work and professional recognition

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 Institute’s mission of solving the world’s 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. .



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