RF/Communications Development Engineer -ICL

Atlanta, GA
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RF/Communications Development Engineer -ICL

ID: 494029
Type: Researchers
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Algorithm Development, Hardware Development/Design, Signal Processing

Job Description

A keen understanding of issues related to radios such as timing and frequency recovery, Linux environments, etc. is preferred. Candidates must enjoy working with open source software and cutting-edge technologies. Candidates will contribute to sponsored research projects and have an opportunity to interact with other scientists and engineers as well as perform field experiments and demonstration flights.

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist I

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

Research Engineer/Scientist II

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

Required Minimum Qualifications

• Candidates must be a US Citizen who can possess (or currently possesses) at least a DOD SECRET security clearance.
• 3+ years of computer programming experience.
• Demonstrated proficiency with C and Python
• Experience with RF lab equipment (e.g. Signal Generator, Spectrum Analyzer, Vector Network Analyzer, etc.)
• Understanding of communications waveforms and standards
• The selection process will include passing a pre-employment background screening.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with network analysis tools (Wireshark).
• Experience with GnuRadio or RedHawk
• Experience with Linux development.
• An understanding of RF communications systems and design considerations (e.g. timing recovery)
• Experience with Altium or related programs
• Experience with MATLAB.

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 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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