Test Systems Engineer (Entry-level) -- ELSYS - Smyrna, GA

Atlanta, GA 30303

Job Description

The Electronic Warfare (EW) Test and Evaluation (T&E) Researcher in the Test Engineering (TEN) Division will research the testing of EW and Avionics Systems to assist with the development of Hardware-in-the-Loop (HITL) test systems. These HITL test systems provide high fidelity simulation and stimulation of real-time Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR), Radio Frequency (RF) and avionics environments for testing aircraft systems. These test environments incorporate EW engagement models, use of government and industry test standards, open standards definition, and usage of automated test frameworks.  

Job Duties

  • Perform requirements definition and systems engineering for HITL systems
  • Design hardware circuits and mechanical structures to include electrical schematic design and CAD modeling
  • Design test plans and test scenarios for delivered systems
  • Perform integration activities for developed HITL systems hardware and software
  • Debug and test systems under development
  • Perform and oversee fabrication and assembly of developed HITL test systems
  • Support testing and delivery of developed systems
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Travel Requirements

10% - 25% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist

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

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates currently enrolled in an accredited Bachelor's degree program relevant to this position will be considered.  Candidates must have a graduation date of no later than May, 2022.
  • Experience with the design, integration, and testing of electronic systems

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to code in Python and/or C#
  • Ability to perform CAD modeling (electrical and/or mechanical)
  • Experience with EW, radar, and avionics systems architecture, function, and interface
  • Experience with relevant aircraft communication interfaces, such as MIL-STD-1553, Ethernet, serial, discrete, and analog interfaces
  • Experience with hardware and software system troubleshooting
  • Experience with hardware and software development and testing in a laboratory environment 

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: https://hr.gatech.edu/benefits

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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Test Systems Engineer (Entry-level) -- ELSYS - Smyrna, GA

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
Atlanta, GA 30303

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