Junior Algorithm Developer - SEAL

Atlanta, GA 30303

Job Description

The Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory (SEAL) Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Division (ISRD) is looking for a Junior Algorithm Developer who can think outside of the box and is looking for a dynamic and challenging work environment. The ISR Divisions projects focus on advanced signal processing, adaptive sensor technologies, advanced algorithms, machine learning, and modeling and simulation for applications that include airborne radar, electronic warfare, and undersea systems. The division supports work across many branches of the Department of Defense (DoD), including the Air Force, Navy, and Office of the Secretary of Defense. Key products include physics-based modeling and simulation tools, system analyses, sensor signal processing algorithms, and real-time prototypes. The ideal candidate will be an entry to mid-level researcher with the desire to apply engineering, physics, and math to radar ISR problems of interest to the DoD.

Job Duties

Researchers will be expected to participate in the execution of at least two projects, including attending technical meetings, completing assigned technical tasks, collaborating with colleagues, and presenting their research to the technical team and technical sponsors. Tasking will be assigned to leverage the existing skills of the candidate, including physics-based modeling, application of advanced mathematical techniques for data processing, digital signal processing, image processing, signals analysis, radar system modeling, and radar performance prediction. The ideal candidate will be expected to develop relationships with current and potential customers and contribute to whitepapers and proposals.

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist I

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

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates currently enrolled in an accredited Bachelors degree program relevant to this position will be considered. Candidate must have a graduation date of no later than August 2020
  • Masters degree in a related field, or intent to earn one in the near future
  • Experience in radar, electromagnetics, signal processing, physics, or applied mathematics
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team
  • Ability to work in a research environment where there are many unknowns and undiscovered paths (ambiguity etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, or a similar related field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Programming experience with MATLAB
  • Experience with/knowledge in:
    • Signal processing
    • Electromagnetics
    • Modeling/simulation
    • Machine learning
    • Image processing
    • Control theory

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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