Hardware Engineer/Scientist I/II - SEAL

Atlanta, GA 30303

Job Description

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is looking for hardware-oriented engineers and scientists who enjoy challenging technical problems, creating innovative solutions, and fielding those solutions. We value bright, curious, and motivated individuals, and we provide a work environment that allows such individuals to be successful and grow professionally. An engineer or scientist in the Sensor and Systems Engineering Division (SSED) will develop or contribute to solutions that address current, and future Department of Defense (DoD) needs. This includes analysis of DoD needs, definition and analysis of requirements, system-level design, component-level design, prototyping, laboratory testing, field testing, and building deployable systems. Candidates with analog or digital hardware experience are encouraged to apply. Desired skills include R.F. circuit design, R.F. system design, digital circuit design, FPGA firmware design, embedded software, and GPU software.

Job Duties

  • Design and build custom hardware
  • Modify existing hardware
  • Implement solutions using general-purpose hardware
  • Repurpose hardware
  • Embedded software development
  • FPGA firmware development

Applications primarily include radar, electronic warfare, and embedded signal processing but often span into communication systems, surveillance systems, and other remote sensing applications.

Travel Requirements

10% - 25% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist I

  • A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field of study.

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist II

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

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Expertise in RF, digital, firmware, or embedded software design
  • No previous work experience is required for consideration

Preferred Qualifications

  • MS or Ph.D. degree in engineering, mathematics, or physics
  • Two or more years of full-time work experience
  • Hobbies or extracurricular activities that contribute to the applicant's technical ability

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the U.S. federal government, candidates for this position are required to be U.S. 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 Institute's mission of solving the world's 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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