7 hours
2018-06-172018-07-17

RF Communications System Analyst - CIPHER

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
Atlanta, GA
  • Job Code
    493623
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RF Communications System Analyst - CIPHER

ID: 493623
Type: Researchers
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Antenna, Countermeasures, Cybersecurity, Electromagnetics, Electronic Warfare, Embedded Systems, Radar, RF, Signal Processing, System Architecture, System Engineering, Testing

Job Description

GTRI/CIPHER seeks a highly motivated individual with 0-10 years of work experience to support assessment of domestic and foreign RF communications technology, systems and components. Technical disciplines that may be required in these efforts include transmitter/receiver design, test and evaluation of RF systems, reverse engineering, circuit design/analysis, communications theory, digital signal processing, RF signal collection and analysis, protocol-layer analysis and simulation, embedded system programming, and countermeasures and vulnerability analysis for RF systems. 

Education & Length of Experience

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate I

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

Research Engineer/Scientist/Technologist/Associate II

  • A Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field of study and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field of study and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor’s degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related field of study.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to earn a Master’s degree within five years of employment if Master's degree is not already held
  • Familiarity with design and/or testing of RF communications systems
  • Ability to work independently and effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Ability to follow Georgia Tech policies and procedures
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in reverse engineering, computer programming, software radio, or working with test and measurement equipment are a plus.
  • 3+ years of related work experience
  • Experience with design and/or testing of RF communications devices
  • Familiarity with a variety of modulation and coding schemes
  • Familiarity with frequency hop communications systems
  • Familiarity with communication protocols used in RF communications systems
  • Experience with developing countermeasures against RF communications systems (jamming, spoofing, replay attacks, etc.)
  • Experience with software reverse engineering tools (IDA, advanced debuggers, etc.)
  • Experience using software defined radios (X-MIDAS, GNU radio)
  • Experience working with the U.S. government, including the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community
  • Active U.S. security 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

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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