Electronic Protection Radar Engineer - SEAL

Atlanta, GA 30303

Job Description

The Sensors & Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory (SEAL) of the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is seeking engineers/scientists who have interest and experience in conducting applied research in radar electronic protection (EP), such as EP algorithm development, performance assessment, and supporting EP modernization efforts. As a researcher in the Surface Based Radar Electronic Protection Program Office within SEAL's Air and Missile Defense Division (AMDD), candidates will conduct cutting-edge research efforts to assess and improve the EP capability of major US DoD radar acquisition and modernization efforts, with emphasis on ground-based air and missile defense applications.

Researchers will provide critical technical expertise, analysis, and thought leadership to Government technical teams and work closely with Prime Contractors to develop and field advanced radar EP capabilities in US radars. In this role, researchers will have opportunities to contribute throughout the engineering lifecycle, from EP concept and trade studies to testing and evaluation (T&E) and fielding in tactical systems. A primary emphasis in current programs is to design, plan, and conduct field testing and/or hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) events, in coordination with other SEAL divisions, to facilitate EP development activities. Researchers will analyze radar data from field tests to assess EP current performance, develop novel EA mitigations, assess system requirements, and support model validation. Additional opportunities include performing systems engineering tasks and trade studies for sensors and EP system architectures, developing Electronic Attack (EA) assessments tailored to system and mission specifics to guide EP modernization strategies, and developing EA/EP modeling and simulation tools.

Successful candidates will develop strong customer relationships and effectively collaborate across GTRI divisions and labs to leverage available expertise. Senior candidates will be expected to identify new areas for GTRI contributions and capture new business opportunities. Researchers are expected to maintain awareness of current and future trends in both EA and EP, driven by recent advancements in digital technologies, and grow expertise that will enable opportunities to serve as a technical resource across a number of projects and internal research and development efforts.

Job Duties

  • Provide EP technical expertise as part of Government technical teams for radar acquisition or modernization efforts
  • Design, plan, and conduct EP field tests in close collaboration with Government sponsors and other Defense Contractors
  • Analyze radar data to assess EP performance and develop novel EP algorithms
  • Develop EP modernization plans that leverage recent advancements in digital beamforming and signal processing
  • Manage projects and resources to include personnel, budgets, and deliverables
  • Document research through briefings, papers, and technical reports

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist II

  • A Masters degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field of study and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field of study and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field of study.

Senior Research Engineer/Scientist

  • A Masters degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field of study and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field of study and nine (9) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field of study and four (4) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor's degree.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Expertise in radar systems and digital signal processing
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to radar EP development activities or related technical area
  • Candidates should have excellent written and verbal communication skills and have a willingness to brief their work to outside organizations

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of related research experience, expertise in one or more of the following:
    • EA/EP theory and algorithms,
    • EP testing design and planning,
    • Expertise in primary ground-based radar systems employed by the US Army, Navy, Air Force, and/or Missile Defense Agency

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.

Safer Federal Workforce Executive Order

Presidential Executive Order 14042 requires most federal contractors, including federal contractors within the University System of Georgia, to comply with Covid-19 guidance from the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (Task Force). Georgia Tech must ensure that all employees covered under the Executive Order (covered employees), including those working remotely in the United States, are fully vaccinated by January 19, 2022, or by their first day of work in a covered role.

This position is covered by the Executive Order. Accommodations or exemptions for medical conditions can be requested by individuals who would otherwise be covered but have a disability, medical condition, or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.

Details of the order can be found here

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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