Systems Engineer - ASL - Huntsville, AL

Huntsville, AL 35801

Job Purpose

Systems Engineers lead technical teams through systems definition and requirements engineering, design synthesis, and systems analysis and the design, implementation, operation and technical management of systems projects.

Project/Unit Description

The Applied Systems Laboratory (ASL) of the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is seeking experienced Aviation System Engineers who have an interest in intellectually challenging and rewarding work. Located in Huntsville, Alabama, ASL conducts world-class applied research in avionics modeling, simulation, analysis, testing, evaluation, and software development in support of government sponsors.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create product or system definitions and conduct initial requirements analysis.
  • Develop technical reports and diagrams detailing product or system attributes.
  • Analyze product or system functionality as defined by requirements.
  • Interface with and learn how to work with disparate engineering teams for technical tasking.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Support system integration and software development projects for the Department of Defense aircraft system improvement programs.
  • Coordinate system development tasks to include design, integration and formal testing.
  • Use system specifications and interface descriptions for integration into an aircraft system of systems.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert for system architectural framework, methods and tools.
  • Manage reports of system deficiencies, develop verification plans, and define test vectors for verification and validation.
  • Utilize model-based systems engineering and modular open systems approach to develop and refine system architectures, requirements, and designs.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates currently enrolled in an accredited degree program relevant to this position will be considered.  The candidate must have a graduation date of no later than December, 2021.
  • Ensure that technical work is performed to appropriate professional standards and that technical requirements are met.
  • Manage and document system configurations and key interfaces.
  • Experience in hardware, software, and firmware development methodologies and structured approaches to system development.
  • Strong coordination, organization, teaming, and communication abilities
  • Works well individually or in a group setting

Preferred Qualifications

  • Active Secret Clearance
  • 2+ years prior experience including co-op, intern, or undergraduate research experience.
  • Experience in hardware, software, and firmware development methodologies and structured approaches to system development.
  • Strong coordination, organization, teaming, and communication abilities
  • Experience with aircraft, missile systems, and/or spacecraft
  • Experience with avionics systems and safety-critical computer hardware and software
  • Works well individually or in a group setting
  • Ability to work under pressure and time constraints

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education and Length of Experience

This position vacancy is an open-rank announcement. The final job offer will be dependent on candidate qualifications in alignment with Research Faculty Extension Professional ranks as outlined in section 3.2.1 of the Georgia Tech Faculty Handbook

  • Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Mathematics, or any related technical field.

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the U.S. federal government, candidates for this position must be U.S. 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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Huntsville, AL 35801

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