1+ months

Senior Modeling and Simulation Researcher - ACL

Atlanta, GA 30303

Job Description

This is a position of high trust in regard to both GTRI and the US National Security community. The Signals and System Division (SASD) within the Advanced Concepts Laboratory (ACL) of GTRI develops physics-based models and performs complex math- and physics-based analysis of highly sensitive sensor and electronic warfare capabilities. The division maintains subject matter expertise in areas of sensor processing, electronic warfare techniques, systems engineering, and threat analysis. These technical areas are combined in modeling and simulation or testing environments to evaluate novel kill web techniques and concepts. To support this, SASD core competencies include signal processing, waveform development, advanced computing and mathematics to support concept evaluation, modeling and simulation methods and data reduction efforts. This position requires exemplary professional conduct and adherence to stringent standards and security regulations well-beyond that required by the average GTRI employee.

This position is for a senior researcher and further requires a person with strong leadership, organizational and project management skills. The Signals and Systems Division provides sponsors and GTRI leadership with expert knowledge of operational systems, threat systems and technical requirements for future threat systems. Any candidate must exhibit strengths in at least one of these areas. 

Job Duties:

  • Perform detailed analysis regarding performance of sensor, waveform or employment concepts, from simple to complex scenarios.
  • Develop custom software to evaluate novel implementation of sensors (RADAR, EO/IR or ESM), signal and/or image processing with an emphasis on electronic warfare techniques.
  • Derive technical metrics then develop and execute data analytics. Dataset sizes vary from small to extremely large.
  • Maintain configuration management of COTS/GOTS and developed software.
  • Document analyses and research findings in both PowerPoint and technical prose.
  • Perform programmatic and technical planning tasks.
  • Interface with technical and non-technical sponsors in order to communicate research findings.
  • Travel may be involved, as project work may occur in Atlanta or at a location other than Atlanta.

Travel Requirements

10% - 25% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Senior Research Engineer/Scientist

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

Principal Research Engineer/Scientist

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

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Programming experience using MATLAB or Python
  • Expertise in the assessing performance of RADAR, EOIR or ESM sensors
  • Experience in project management including experience with customer interface
  • Good communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with multiple programming languages. Primary programming languages used by Division include MATLAB, PYTHON, C++, SQL and PERL
  • Strong math skills and ability to learn complex engineering concepts
  • Familiarity with Linux, open source tools, and configuration management tools
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a dynamic team environment
  • Experience using machine learning and optimization schemes a bonus

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: 2020-02-28 Expires: 2020-10-21

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