Branch Head (Rapid Software Applications Branch) - ELSYS

Atlanta, GA 30303

Job Description

The Branch Head for the Rapid Software Applications Branch (RSAB) is responsible for the branchs team members, project execution, branch technical knowledge and capabilities, and adherence to GTRI policies. RSAB currently consists of over 10 branch members with diverse backgrounds in computer science, software engineering, systems engineering, and test engineering. RSAB focuses on the development of commercial and Department of Defense (DoD)-related applications which employ modern software engineering practices to rapidly-produce software that meets complex user requirements. The branch specializes in adopting modern processes, tools, and approaches to deliver high-value rapid prototypes and production-ready, high-impact systems alike. RSAB is in the Applied Embedded Systems (AES) division of the Electronic Systems Laboratory (ELSYS) at GTRI. AES is predominantly focused on the research, development, testing, and deployment of embedded electronic and electromechanical systems. These systems provide our sponsors with technological solutions in the fields of EW, command and control, communications, avionics, entertainment, physiological monitoring, and other applications.

Job Duties

  • Oversee and manage branch budgets, resources, and institute policies and procedures compliance
  • Oversee and manage sponsored research to ensure execution of successful research programs based on sponsor requirements
  • Support branch operations and collaborate across branches within the division and other laboratories of GTRI
  • Establish, maintain, and evolve the strategic vision and execution plan for the branch to enhance sponsored project portfolios and technical capabilities
  • Train and mentor branch members including research faculty, undergraduate students, and graduate students to develop expertise in conducting research on hardware-related open architecture standards and applications.
  • Facilitate publication of novel research activities, professional development, and training opportunities
  • Direct business development activities to include: sponsor engagement, showcasing branch capabilities to internal and external organizations, support sponsor tours, visits, and technical meetings
  • 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
  • Conduct employee performance appraisals, performance improvement plans, and review/approval employee timesheets
  • Represent the division and laboratory as a subject matter expert at consortium's, 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/Technologist II

  • A Bachelors and Master's degree with one or both in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or related technical field and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Bachelors and Master's degree with one or both in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or related technical field and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Bachelors and Doctoral degree with one or both in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or related technical field.

Senior Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist

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

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in technical project and/or program management and execution
  • 3+ years of experience leading small to mid-sized teams of research engineers and technical staff

Preferred Qualifications

  • Secret Clearance
  • Experience collaborating, organizing, teaming, and communicating with a diverse team of government sponsors, researchers, and other stakeholders to facilitate project performance
  • Experience in program development, proposal development, and leadership of sponsored research projects
  • Experience developing and delivering technical briefings
  • Experience in a functional management role

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: https://hr.gatech.edu/benefits

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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