1+ months

Data Link System Engineer - ELSYS

Atlanta, GA 30303

Job Description

The Electronic Systems Laboratory (ELSYS) Electronic Systems Integration Division (ESID) is currently seeking a Data Link System Engineer for a full time research faculty position in the Tactical Communications Engineering Branch. (TCEB). This position supports system integration and software development projects for Department of Defense (DoD) aircraft improvement programs.


  • Serve as a technical expert on military tactical data links, associated radios, and system uses of those data links for sponsors and associated projects
  • Support the team's tactical data link strategy, planning, and asset management
  • Develop relevant system level requirements into a system design
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop data link technical solutions for our DoD sponsors ensuring all products meet allocated requirements and design specifications
  • Utilize existing system specifications, interface definitions and aircraft drawing to develop novel solutions
  • Ensure that all technical work is performed and documented in compliance with professional standards
  • Design and manage laboratory configurations for tactical data links and assigned projects
  • Integrate system components and support equipment in laboratory and fielded setting
  • Isolate hardware and software component anomalies
  • Analyze flight and laboratory data to determine if system requirements are met
  • Develop quantitative feasibility analyses on possible solutions to increase system effectiveness and integrate new capabilities
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist I

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

Research Engineer/Scientist II

  • A Masters degree in Aerospace, Computer, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics or related technical field and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree in Aerospace, Computer, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics or related technical field and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Aerospace, Computer, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics or related technical field.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience in system engineering processes and methodologies applicable to complex systems development
  • Experience with Link-16 usage for aviation
  • Experience creating and conducting technical presentations
  • Minimum 3 years of applicable experience in a technical field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with SADL, Link-16, IBS, TTNT, MADL, VMF, SRW, ISR, Navigation, Air Traffic Management and/or UCI networks
  • Experience with MIDS-LVT or MIDS-JTRS radios
  • Experience with MIL-STD-1553 data bus, avionics systems, EW systems and open systems architectures
  • Experience with configuration management and requirement management systems
  • Experience leading small to mid-sized technical tasks and/or teams
  • Active SECRET clearance

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 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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Posted: 2019-12-11 Expires: 2020-02-26

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