EOIR System Modeling Engineer I/II - ACL

Atlanta, GA 30303

Job Description

GTRIs Signals and Systems Division in the Advanced Concepts Laboratory (ACL) seeks qualified candidates for the Junior Electro-Optical/Infrared (EOIR) System Modeling Engineer position. This position involves applying scientific, engineering, and mathematical concepts to perform critical analysis of EOIR systems in concert with various other platform and mission requirements.

The candidate will actively participate in multi-disciplinary trade studies that answer a variety of technical and operational concerns for both near-term and future scenarios. The types of tasks to be performed include systems performance evaluation, requirements analysis, risk assessment, trade space exploration, evaluation of test results, and system performance prediction that will define future warfare employing EOIR systems. 

The Signals and Systems Division engages in research related to advanced sensor concepts, electronic warfare, signal and image processing development, current and future threat analysis, operational employment concepts, test and evaluation, and knowledge management. These tasks are primarily accomplished through the application of modeling, simulation, and analysis.

Job Duties

  • Perform detailed analysis for current and next-generation EOIR sensors regarding detection and tracking performance.
  • Develop custom software that evaluates new sensor and employment concepts. Employment concepts may range from 1v1 to campaign-sized simulations.
  • Perform data reduction tasks (on small or large datasets) to generate metrics that assess sensor and concept performance.
  • Maintain configuration management of COTS/GOTS and developed software.
  • Document analysis and research findings in both PowerPoint and technical prose.

Travel Requirements

10% - 25% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist I

  • A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Optical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Systems Engineering, Modeling and Simulation or equivalent discipline.

Research Engineer/Scientist II

  • A Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Optical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Systems Engineering, Modeling and Simulation or equivalent discipline and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Optical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Systems Engineering, Modeling and Simulation or equivalent discipline and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Optical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Systems Engineering, Modeling and Simulation or equivalent discipline.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • A Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Optical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Systems Engineering, Modeling and Simulation or equivalent discipline.
  • Candidates currently enrolled in an accredited Master's or Doctoral degree program relevant to this position will be considered. The candidate must have a graduation date of no later than August 2021.
  • Experience with modeling, simulation, and analysis.
  • Excellent analytical and computer skills needed for numerical modeling and data reduction.
  • Experience using MATLAB, Python, C++, or other languages to perform modeling, simulation, and analysis tasks.
  • Strong understandings of EOIR system design, phenomenology, and systems trades.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, are critical as work often informs decisions at the top levels of the military and intelligence communities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • TS/SCI Clearance
  • Experience using EOIR modeling tools such as SPIRITS, MODTRAN, FLIR95, and AFSIM or equivalents.
  • Experience employing statistical evaluation, optimization methods, or machine learning techniques in design and analysis tasks.
  • 3 years of experience or expertise in one or more of the following: aerospace systems, EOIR system design, evaluation of current or future kill chains, or intelligence gathering and analysis.

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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