25 days old

Branch Head Custom Test Components Branch -ELSYS

Atlanta, GA 30303

Please Note:  The positions 495947 and 495948 are each for one seat; the positions exist only to hire one person. We can either hire a RxI or RxII/SRX. We will not hire one person for each open job.

Job Description

The Custom Test Components Branch (CTCB) branch head in the Test Engineering Division (TEN) is responsible for researching custom hardware and firmware used for the test and evaluation of Avionics, radar, and EW systems. Additionally, the branch head is responsible for the branch's team members, project execution, branch technical knowledge and capabilities, and adherence to GTRI policies.


  • Oversee and manage branch budgets, resources, and compliance with institutional policies and procedures
  • Oversee and manage sponsored research in the branch to ensure execution of successful research programs based on sponsor requirements
  • Support branch operations and coordination across branches within the division and other laboratories of GTRI
  • Establish, maintain and evolve the strategic vision and execution plan for the branch to enhance sponsored project portfolios and technical capabilities
  • Train and mentor branch members, including research faculty and both undergraduate and graduate students, to develop expertise in researching custom hardware and firmware used for the test and evaluation of Avionics, radar, and EW systems.
  • These duties include facilitating the publication of novel research activities, professional development, and training opportunities
  • Direct business development activities to include: sponsor engagement, showcasing branch capabilities to internal and external organizations, support sponsor tours, visits, and technical meetings
  • Oversee, author, and contribute to proposals and white papers for sustained branch growth
  • Conduct administrative actions including the recruitment, hiring, and termination of branch personnel, execution of performance appraisals, development and implementation of performance improvement plans, and review and approval of employee timesheets
  • Represent the division and laboratory as a subject matter expert at consortium's, symposiums, and expositions
  • Ensure that all technical work is performed and documented to organizational and DoD standards-based on project requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Travel Requirements

10% - 25% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist I

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

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in technical project and/or program management and execution
  • 3+ years of experience leading small to mid-sized teams of research engineers and technical staff

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience collaborating, organizing, teaming, and communicating with a diverse group of government sponsors, researchers, and other stakeholders to facilitate project performance
  • Experience in program development, proposal development, and leadership of sponsored research projects
  • Experience developing and delivering technical briefings

US 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. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.


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Posted: 2020-12-28 Expires: 2021-01-27

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