Embedded Systems Engineer - ELSYS

Atlanta, GA 30303

Job Description

The Electronic Systems Laboratory (ELSYS) System Engineering Division (SEN) is currently seeking an Embedded Systems Hardware Engineer for a full time research faculty position in the Open Systems Development Branch (OSDB). SEN 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 Electronic Warfare (EW), command and control, communications, avionics, entertainment, physiological monitoring and other applications. This position supports development and implementation of modular open architectures for military and industrial systems.


  • Develop systems based on modular open standards
  • Develop hardware and systems standards based on modular open architectures
  • Interface with sponsors to gather input on standards documents and technical solutions
  • Model software and hardware systems using the latest Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) tools
  • Troubleshoot hardware and software anomalies and develop solutions using system specifications, interface definitions and technical drawing packages
  • Integrate system components and support equipment in laboratory and fielded settings
  • Provide technical expertise and support in the specific area of Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) as a key member of the team to identify related issues and risks
  • Provide DoD systems engineering guidance as it relates to MOSA for major defense acquisition programs
  • Support development of a validation and verification process to assist in establishing MOSA compliance criteria
  • Advise and support the formulation and coordination of DoD MOSA policies, standards and activities to implement the DoD's chartered responsibilities for enabling DoD systems engineering
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Travel Requirements

10% - 25% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate I

  • A Bachelor's degree in Aerospace, Computer, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, or related field.

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate II

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

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience developing avionics systems
  • Experience developing technical reports, and creating and conducting technical presentations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing systems for military applications (e.g. GPS, EW, and Communications) and/or industrial process controls
  • Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) and The Open Group Architectural Framework (TOGAF) experience
  • Familiarity with designing hardware for Ethernet, PCIe or I2C bus based equipment
  • Familiarity with designing systems using SysML and MBSE tools (e.g. Cameo Systems Modeler, IBM Rhapsody, etc.)
  • Experience integrating and troubleshooting complex systems
  • Active SECRET clearance

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 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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