Branch Head - Advanced Sensor Algorithms Branch - EOSL

Atlanta, GA 30303

Please Note: The positions 496704 and 496705 are each for one seat; the positions exist only to hire one person. We can either hire a RxII or SRX/PRX. We will not hire one person for each open job.

Job Description

The Advanced Sensor Algorithms Branch Head position in the Sensor Intelligence & Visualization (SIV) Division is responsible for defining the strategic direction and developing and growing capabilities in both model-based and machine-learned sensor-based algorithms. The branch head is responsible for the branch's strategic direction, growth, sponsor outreach, team member growth and management, project execution, branch technical knowledge and capabilities, and adherence to GTRI policies. Candidates should have strong technical credentials, a willingness to mentor junior engineers and new hires, and a strong entrepreneurial drive to shape the branch's strategy and take responsibility for its growth. The SIV Division primarily supports the Department of Defense (DoD) with specialties in electronic warfare, novel soldier interfaces, EO/IR scene generation, armor active protection, smart cities and smart installations, light propagation and turbulence, and EO/IR and RF signature modeling. 



  • Define strategic direction and growth opportunities in the realm of both model-based and machine-learned sensor-based algorithms.
  • Identify and pursue opportunities for sponsorship and collaboration.
  • Conduct and direct business development activities to include: sponsor engagement, showcasing branch capabilities to internal and external organizations, support sponsor tours, visits, and technical meetings
  • Oversee and manage branch budgets, resources, and compliance with the institute's policies and procedures.
  • Oversee and manage sponsored research in the branch to ensure successful research programs based on sponsor requirements.
  • Support branch operations and coordination across branches within the division and other laboratories of GTRI.
  • Train and mentor branch members, including research faculty and both undergraduate and graduate students, to develop expertise in both model-based and machine-learned sensor-based algorithms, including facilitating the publication of novel research activities, professional development, and training opportunities.
  • Oversee, author, and contribute to proposals and white papers for sustained branch growth.
  • Conduct administrative actions, including the recruitment, hiring, and termination of branch personnel, execution of performance appraisals, development and implementation of performance improvement plans, and review and approval of employee timesheets.
  • Serve as the division and laboratory's subject matter expert for both model-based and machine-learned sensor-based algorithms.
  • Participate in and lead efforts to advance processing and communication of sensor-derived information and complex algorithms to human users advancing sponsor fielded systems' capabilities.
  • Represent the division and laboratory as a subject matter expert at consortiums, symposiums, and expositions.
  • Ensure that all technical work is performed and documented to organizational and DoD standards based on project requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Travel Requirements

10% - 25% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist II

  • A Masters degree in physics, electrical and computer engineering, computer science, or a related discipline and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree, and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree in physics, electrical and computer engineering, computer science, or a related discipline and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in physics, electrical and computer engineering, computer science, or a related discipline .

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience leading small to mid-sized teams of research engineers and technical staff
  • Experience collaborating, organizing, teaming and communicating with a diverse team of government sponsors, researchers, and other stakeholders to facilitate project performance
  • Ability to create and deliver technical presentations effectively
  • Experience with algorithm design, development, implementation, analysis, and test

Preferred Qualifications

  • Secret or higher level clearance
  • Experience with multiple computer programming languages and fluency with GIT
  • Experience with various systems modeling and simulation frameworks used within the DoD
  • Experience with software development best practices, version control, etc.
  • Experience with technical management of software development

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.

Benefits at GTRI

Comprehensive information on currently offered GTRI benefits including Health & Welfare, Retirement Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Time Off, and Professional Development, can be found through this link:

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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