Opto-Electrical / Signal Processing Co-op Summer 2019 -EOSL

Atlanta, GA
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Opto-Electrical / Signal Processing Co-op Summer 2019 -EOSL

ID: 493973
Type: Students: Co-op
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Aerospace, Algorithm Development, Artificial Intelligence, Avionics, Embedded Systems, Hardware Development/Design, Sensors/Optics, Signal Processing, Software Development/Design, Space Systems, High Performance Computing, IR, ISR & Tactical Systems, Lidar, Robotics/Automated Systems, Sensors Integration

Job Description

GTRI’s Cooperative Education (“co-op”) program offers you extensive opportunities to participate in diverse scientific and technological endeavors, use state-of-the-art equipment and rapidly improve your technical and leadership skills. The program allows you to alternate three semesters of full-time work at GTRI with semesters of full-time school.

The Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory (EOSL) seeks an opto-electrical co-op to work with a multi-disciplinary team of engineers to solve challenging optical remote sensing problems. The selected co-op will be responsible for actively participating with the team in the design, fabrication, and analysis of electro-optical systems. The co-op will work closely with:

• Embedded systems
• Lasers
• Cameras and other electro-optical detectors
• Custom printed circuit boards
• Low-level through high-level programming
• Algorithms and signal processing

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Physics, or Computer Science
  • Must be registered for co-op credit with your university during the summer 2019 semester
  • Must commit to alternating three semesters of full-time work with full-time school
  • Must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA
  • Strong math skills and ability to learn complex engineering concepts
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical ideas in non-technical language

Preferred Qualifications

• Laboratory equipment such as oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, and/or data acquisition hardware/software
• Circuit board design and surface mount soldering experience
• Computational tools such as Matlab, Python, Octave, and/or IDL
• Programming languages such as C/C++, C#, Visual Studio, VHDL, Verilog, CUDA
• Toolboxes such as CUDA, OpenGL, and Open CV
• Software design fundamentals
• Exposure to machine learning concepts
• Software version control
• Outside coursework engineering experience – home tinker-er, undergraduate research, internships, extracurriculars, etc.
• Optical system experience

Hours per Week

40 hours per week

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

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. .



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