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Senior FPGA Researcher - CIPHER

ID: 493478
Type: Researchers: Contract
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Software Development/Design, Algorithm Development, Cybersecurity, Embedded Systems, Hardware Development/Design

Job Description

Georgia Tech Research Institute's (GTRI) Trusted Microelectronics Program Office (TMPO) seeks a computer scientist or engineer with interest in the development of novel cutting-edge software tools to support research in embedded systems hardware security.  The candidate will work in a collaborative environment with a premier team of researchers and will be offered interesting and varied work on a variety of novel projects, including employee suggested and lead research projects. The candidate may also work with other units within the Georgia Tech community to perform interdisciplinary research in embedded system security. 

TMPO researchers regularly attend and publish at leading conferences and enjoy great benefits and flexible working hours. GTRI also provides financial support to its employees in their pursuit of higher education, and gives access to other opportunities for self-improvement and learning. 

Research Areas:

  • Embedded systems applications, security, and trust
  • Reconfigurable computing and programmable logic devices
  • Microelectronic hardware security
  • Custom CAD/EDA tools
  • Formal methods and verification
  • Real-time data processing and display

Education & Length of Experience

Senior Research Engineer/Scientist

  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering and nine (9) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor’s degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering and four (4) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor's degree.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience with C++ or Python programming, and/or FPGA design

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of graph theory/analytics/visualization or combinatorial mathematics
  • Knowledge of EDA tools/development (e.g., Xilinx Vivado for FPGAs)

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 Top 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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Degrees are offered through the colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Sciences, the Scheller College of Business, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

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Atlanta, GA

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