1+ months

Defense Technologies Expert - ACL

Atlanta, GA 30303

Job Description

Working locations: Atlanta, GA or Albuquerque, NM

The position is for a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in low observable (LO) signature management and technologies with broad experience in radar cross-section (RCS) and infrared (IR) signatures. Understanding of materials, aerodynamics, acoustics, and mechanical aircraft design is highly desired. The position requires very strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to summarize, present, and document complex technical concepts in a readily comprehensible manner.

Job Duties:
The SME will provide expertise for special projects related reviews and analysis. The SME will typically work without detailed technical direction following overall program goals and deadlines. The SME may be called upon to provide technical direction for other engineers and support staff. The SME will participate and sometimes lead various internal process teams and ad hoc groups to develop overall programmatic plans, processes, and concepts. The SME will work closely with support staff to accomplish program goals and objectives. The SME will identify, recommend, and execute tasks to improve the overall program product.

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Senior Research Engineer/Scientist

  • A Masters degree in Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree in Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics and nine (9) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics and four (4) years of relevant full-time experience.

Principal Research Engineer/Scientist

  • A Masters degree in Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics and eleven (11) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Doctoral degree in Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Consideration will be given to candidates that do not have a Master's degree with 10+ years of experience and a strong background in LO signature management and technologies.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in LO research and development (R&D).
  • Ability to review, understand, and summarize a large number of technical documents quickly and efficiently.
  • Ability to prioritize and adjust multiple tasks to accomplish project goals.
  • Requires the continued development and execution of existing 2-4 technical instructional meetings per year using industry and government instructors and the publication of supporting instructional materials.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics
  • Current TS SSBI Security Clearance
  • Experience in leading technical objectives as part of a sponsored research program or project

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

Secret Clearance

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: 2021-03-10 Expires: 2021-05-05

Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the Georgia Institute of Technology is a leading research university committed to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology.

Ranked as the #7 best public university, Georgia Tech provides a focused, technologically based education to more than 21,500 undergraduate and graduate students.

Georgia Tech has many nationally recognized programs, all top-ranked by peers and publications alike, and is ranked in the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report.

Degrees are offered through the colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Sciences, the Scheller College of Business, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts.

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There is no doubt that Georgia Tech stands out as a distinctively different kind of university, one that is eagerly encouraging and developing the revolutionary technologies of the 21st century.

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