Senior Antenna and Radar Research Engineer/Scientist - SEAL

Cobb County/smyrna - Metro Atlanta

Job Description

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) in Atlanta, GA is searching for a senior antenna and radar engineer/scientist to join the Antenna Systems Division (ASD) of the Sensors and Electromagnetic Applications Laboratory (SEAL). Qualified applicants will possess at least a Master's degree and 7 or more years of experience in one of the research areas of the division. The research areas of the division include: phased array antenna systems, electromagnetic modeling and simulation, antenna test and measurement, high power microwave directed energy systems, and monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMIC). We value bright and intellectually curious professionals and provide a work environment that allows work/life balance and opportunity. We invite you to look for opportunities at GTRI.

The successful candidate will have the requisite technical education and experience in one of the core technical areas. The position is based in Smyrna, GA at Georgia Tech's Cobb County Research Facility (CCRF). Some travel may be required in meeting and presenting research to customers, developing business, and experimenting/demonstrating prototype systems and technology.

The phased array antenna system research area includes activities in:
- Design and development of highly integrated active phased array antenna systems,
- Independent technical assessment of phased array systems, including foreign threat systems,
- Development of next-generation digital beamforming hardware and techniques

The electromagnetic modeling and research area includes activities in:
- Antenna performance as installed on platforms (using FEKO),
- Radar Cross Section (RCS) modeling and predictions (using XPATCH),
- Development of large-scaled phased array antenna models using MATLAB,
- EMI/EMC analysis

The antenna test and calibration research area includes activities in:
- Near-field and Far-Field antenna range testing techniques from VHF to W-Band,
- Antenna range calibration techniques,
- Calibration techniques for highly integrated active phased array antennas,
- EMI/EMC testing techniques

The high power microwave research area includes activities in:
- Independent technical assessment of HPM systems,
- Electromagnetic Theory and Phenomenology,
- Advancing the state of the art in HPM technology

The MMIC research area includes activities in:
- Research and development in next-generation integrated circuits for active antennas,
- RF and digital circuit integration using silicon germanium and related semiconductors
- High power amplifier design with GaN, GAs or other semiconductors

Job Duties

  • Leading teams, developing proposals, and mentoring junior research engineers
  • Supporting externally sponsored as well as internal research and development projects
  • Designing and developing novel component technology to support antenna and phased-array systems
  • Performing high-fidelity modeling and simulation of antennas and their performance within radar systems
  • Testing and evaluating electromagnetic performance of antennas and supporting components
  • Evaluating the impact of high power microwave systems and countermeasures
  • Prototyping phased-array antennas
  • Assessing foreign phased-array radar systems

Travel Requirements

10% - 25% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Senior Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist

  • A Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology, or a related field of study and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology, or a related field of study and nine (9) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology, or a related field of study and four (4) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor's degree.

Principal Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist

  • A Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology, or a related field of study and eleven (11) years of relevant full-time experience, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology, or a related field of study and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates currently enrolled in an accredited Master's or Doctoral degree program relevant to this position will be considered
  • Background/experience in at least one of the following areas:
    • Array design, modeling, and analysis using Matlab, Simulink, HFSS, FEKO, CST, or similar
    • Electromagnetic modeling of antennas using HFSS, FEKO, or similar
    • Testing, measurement, and integration of RF devices and antennas
    • Modeling of HPM effects using Simulink or similar
    • Schematic capture and RF PCB layout using Altium or similar
    • Expertise in electromagnetic theory, phased array antenna theory, digital beamforming, or adaptive signal processing

Preferred Qualifications

  • Background/experience in more than one of the areas in Minimum Required Qualifications

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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