Senior Systems Engineer - ATAS

Atlanta, GA 30303
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Job Description

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) in Atlanta, GA is looking for experienced Systems Engineers to provide project level technical management and support. The successful candidate will provide technical management support to multiple teams of subject matter experts (SMEs), multi-disciplinary engineers, scientists, and technicians. The Systems Engineer will work alongside the PD to develop and maintain technical processes and artifacts in accordance with project requirements.

This opportunity is with the Aerospace, Transportation, and Advanced Systems Laboratory (ATAS) with the Systems Development Division (SDD). ATAS/SDD projects focus on developing RF hardware systems for a wide-range of Department of Defense applications which primarily include radar, threat system simulations, test and evaluation related to threat radars, missiles, and air and ground vehicles, power systems, and embedded computing and control systems but often span into electronic warfare, high power microwave (HPM) systems, and weapons systems. To learn more about ATAS, please visit

Job Duties

  • Leverage proven processes, lessons learned, and best practices to develop and tailor technical management processes
  • Work with engineering teams to facilitate the review, analysis, and development of technical requirements
  • Establish and manage project technical requirements using enterprise-level requirements management tools such as DOORS
  • Coordinate and manage system architecture development
  • Coordinate and manage interface development
  • Lead and participate in program/project design reviews
  • Manage systems engineering project deliverables
  • Work with program planners to develop and update the IMS
  • Peer review program document deliverables
  • Manage project risks
  • Coordinate and manage Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) using tools such as Cameo Systems Modeler

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer II

  • A Masters degree in Engineering and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree in Engineering and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Engineering.

Senior Research Engineer

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

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years of Systems Engineering management experience
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work with customers, subcontractors, and engineering teams in a professional manner
  • Experience with requirements management tools to include IBM/Rational DOORS

Preferred Qualifications

  • Secret Clearance
  • The ideal candidate will have relevant experience in some combination of:
    • Experience with the implementation of radar, RF, and digital hardware concepts in physical systems
    • Experience with Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and tools such as Cameo Systems Modeler
    • Ability to clearly communicate technical ideas to a non-technical audience

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

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

Benefits at GTRI

Comprehensive information on currently offered GTRI benefits including Health & Welfare, Retirement Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Time Off, and Professional Development, can be found through this link:

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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