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Deputy Director for Research – Electronics, Optics, and Systems Directorate (EOSD)

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
Atlanta, GA
  • Job Code
    493820
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      Deputy Director for Research – Electronics, Optics, and Systems Directorate (EOSD)

      ID: 493820
      Type: Researchers
      Location: Atlanta, GA
      Categories: Modeling/Simulation, Sensors Integration, Sensors/Optics

      Job Description

      The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI), a $450M/year applied research unit of the Georgia Institute of Technology, is seeking a highly-qualified individual for the position of Deputy Director of Research (DDR) for the Electronics, Optics, and Systems Directorate (EOSD).  EOSD is a $150M/year, 750-person research unit focused on systems engineering and prototyping of aviation mission systems, electronic warfare systems, electro-optical systems, missile defense systems, and other national security systems applications.  EOSD’s portfolio also includes thrusts in areas such as systems engineering research, analysis, modeling and simulation, and electronic/electro-optical materials and devices in support of the broad portfolio of GTRI research applications. This position is part of the GTRI executive team and reports to the Director of GTRI.

      We are seeking an individual who is highly qualified and highly motivated to provide leadership for three research laboratories: the Applied Systems Laboratory (ASL), the Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory (EOSL), and the Electronic Systems Laboratory (ELSYS).  The ideal candidate will possess an advanced degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, or an equivalent technical field and have 15 or more years of relevant experience in leading a large, diverse, DoD-focused engineering research organization.

      Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

      As part of the GTRI Executive Team you will:

      • Engage with senior DoD and federal government leaders to provide thought leadership and help shape solutions to problems at a national scale
      • Assist the GTRI Director, in collaboration with other executive team members, in setting strategic direction for GTRI
      • Set strategic direction, aligned with overall GTRI strategy, for the three EOSD laboratories
      • Anticipate and identify emerging research areas and innovative technologies needed to further GTRI research directions
      • Work closely with the GTRI Director and other DDRs to meet strategic and financial goals, and
      • Participate in planning, financial, operational, and employee development efforts as part of the executive team.

      As the Deputy Director of Research for EOSD you will:

      • Work with Lab Directors and other technical staff in the development of strategic plans
      • Work with Lab Directors and other technical staff to secure project funding aligned with the strategic plans
      • Monitor progress of activities and budgets across external and internal projects
      • Facilitate and ensure collaboration between the three EOSD laboratories and the other GTRI laboratories
      • Assure compliance of activities within the three EOSD laboratories
      • Provide oversite for lab and directorate operating budgets, and
      • Work as a partner with Support Units and GT Research Security to enable research activities, remove obstacles, and provide budget resources to lab directors as required

      As a part of the GTRI and Georgia Tech community you will:

      • Work with support operations to establish budgets, prioritize investments, and determine space needs for expansion
      • Establish relationships and work across campus with academic faculty and students in pursuit of innovative research opportunities
      • Be active in outside organizations and events to promote and represent GTRI research, and
      • Participate and have a leadership role, as required, in internal operational and process improvement activities

      Education & Length of Experience

      Senior Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate

      • A Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent technical field and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
      • A Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent technical field and nine (9) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor’s degree, or
      • A Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent technical field and four (4) years of relevant full time experience.

      Principal Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate

      • A Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent technical field and eleven (11) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
      • A Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent technical field and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience.

      Required Minimum Qualifications

      • Master's in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent technical field
      • 15 or more years of relevant experience in leading large, diverse engineering research organizations
      • Proven track record of leading highly technical organizations with a broad range of experience working within or with the DoD
      • Strong technical background and leadership experience in national security research applications, including several of the following key areas: aviation mission systems, electronic warfare systems, electro-optical systems, missile defense systems, and materials & devices. 
      • Demonstrated experience in collaborating and working across organizational boundaries
      • Candidate must be a US citizen capable of maintaining a TS/SCI security clearance

      Preferred Qualifications

      • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent technical field
      • Experience with systems engineering, system prototyping, test & evaluation, logistics, sustainment, and acquisition processes is highly desirable
      • Active clearance is highly preferred.

      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 Top 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. .

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      Posted: 2018-10-18 Expires: 2018-11-17

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