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Software Engineer - ELSYS

ID: 494793
Type: Researchers
Location: Tucson, AZ
Categories: Algorithm Development, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Networking, Software Development/Design, System Architecture

Job Description

The Electronic Systems Laboratory (ELSYS) Air National Guard Program Office (ANGPO) is currently seeking a software engineer for a full time research faculty position located at the Tucson Field Office, Arizona. The position will support the design, development, and deployment of a continuous delivery system for rapid software development supporting Air National Guard (ANG) sponsored research. The selected candidate will utilize open source software, agile/DevOps practices, online communication tools, and cutting edge technologies to support the ANG aircraft systems.


  • Design, develop, and deploy software for military applications
  • Collaborate with fellow researchers and sponsors to refine software requirements, formulate technical approaches, participate in various technical groups, review code and mentor fellow team members
  • Define software application requirements including requirement/feature analysis and project scope analysis
  • Develop and enforce coding standards, processes, and best practices
  • Regularly interact with sponsors throughout project life cycle
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Travel Requirements

10% - 25% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist I

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

Research Engineer/Scientist II

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

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • 4+ years of software design and development experience supporting complex systems
  • Experience in one or more programming languages such as C/C++, C#, or Ada
  • Experience in Python or similar scripting language
  • Experience with modern database and datastore technologies (e.g. RDBMS, NoSQL, K-V)
  • Familiarity with Infrastructure as Code (IaC)/Configuration Management tools such as Ansible, Puppet, or Chef
  • Familiarity with modern DevOps and Agile software development methodologies and tools such as Git, issue trackers and collaboration tools such as Slack and IM

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with service oriented architectures and cloud-based solutions
  • Experience leading sponsored research tasks, projects and/or leading small to mid-sized engineering teams
  • Experience designing and documenting software architectures
  • Technical diagnostic expertise including problem investigation, reproduction, and resolution skills
  • Experience developing product requirements and/or standards documentation
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical ideas to non-technical audiences

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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