Model-Based Systems Engineer II/SR - ACL

Atlanta, GA 30303

Job Description

GTRIs Signals and Systems Division (SASD) in the Advanced Concepts Laboratory seeks qualified candidates for the position of a Model-Based Systems Engineer. This position involves applying model-based systems engineering (MBSE) to challenging real-world problems related to national defense. SASD engages in research in advanced threat analysis, operational employment concepts, advanced EM spectrum management, test and evaluation, and knowledge management primarily through the application of modeling and simulation.

SASD research scientists work on a variety of tasks, varying from project to project and depending on the individual's skills and interests.

This person will serve as both a contributor and a technical lead on projects, often defining the systems engineering scope of work and how systems engineering will coordinate with more specialized engineering disciplines and operational considerations. The person in this role will apply MBSE languages and frameworks (e.g., SysML, DoDAF), modeling methods, and modeling tools (e.g., Cameo) to assist in the study of advanced defense systems and systems of systems. This person will collaborate extensively with operational and technical subject matter experts. The role will involve eliciting inputs for the models, constructing the models, and validating the models. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic about learning the context of the problems they will be modeling and engaged in sharing their MBSE knowledge with the subject matter experts to support meaningful data elicitation and validation of models.

Job Duties:
The person in this role will be leading and performing work related to the following:

  • Analysis of alternatives
  • Systems of systems interactions evaluation
  • Systems performance evaluation
  • Requirements analysis
  • Risk assessments
  • Trade space exploration
  • Evaluation of test results
  • System performance prediction

The person in this role will have to develop and validate models, lead and contribute to technical projects, develop and give technical presentations, write reports, review work of others and provide technical feedback and recommendations for enhancement, manage tasks and sometimes projects, mentor junior people or senior people needing systems engineering or MBSE knowledge, be mentored by people with key domain knowledge, and contribute to the transformation of the organization as we embrace digital engineering paradigms.

Travel Requirements

10% - 25% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist II

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

Senior Research Engineer/Scientist

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

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • 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.
  • Excellent technical skills, including data analysis and analysis of complex problems
  • Experience with at least one MBSE language or framework (e.g., SysML, DoDAF) and at least one specialized MBSE software package (e.g., Cameo System Modeler)
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, are critical as work often informs thinking at the top-levels of the military and intelligence communities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active TS/SCI clearance
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Aerospace Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, or related discipline.
  • Experience with SysML
  • Experience with DoDAF
  • Experience using Cameo Systems Modeler and associated plug-ins from No Magic, Inc.
  • Experience with software, hardware, or firmware engineering and design
  • OMG-Certified Systems Modeling Professional TM (OCSMPTM) Certification (any level)
  • INCOSE Systems Engineering Professional (SEP) at any level (ASEP, CSEP, ESEP)
  • Technical leadership experience
  • Business development (including proposal writing) experience
  • Knowledge of and experience performing systems engineering tasks across multiple life cycle stages to include concept, development, production, operations, maintenance, and disposal
  • Experience with multiple systems engineering activities, including requirements definition and management, architecture development and synthesis, systems integration, systems evaluation, and systems verification and validation
  • Experience with multiple development methodologies, including Agile engineering and DevSecOps
  • Experience with the definition, use, and test of open architectures (e.g., OMS, FACE, SOSA)
  • Experience with operations research techniques, formal design of experiments methodologies, and machine learning techniques/artificial intelligence
  • Experience working with defense systems and defense systems of systems
  • Experience with military or intelligence operations
  • Experience or expertise in one or more of the following domain areas: (1) aerospace systems, (2) EO/IR or radar for air and ground-based applications, (3) electronic warfare techniques, (4) current and future kill chains, and (5) 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

Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.

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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