1+ months

Senior/Principal EOIR Systems Modeling Engineer - ACL

Atlanta, GA 30303

Job Description

GTRIs Signals and Systems Division in the Advanced Concepts Laboratory (ACL) seeks qualified candidates for the Senior Electro-Optical/Infrared (EOIR) System Modeling Engineer position. This position involves applying scientific, engineering, and mathematical concepts to perform critical analysis of EOIR systems in concert with various other platform and mission requirements.

The selected candidate will lead and actively participate in multi-disciplinary trade studies that evaluate various technical and operational concerns for both near-term and future scenarios. The types of tasks to be performed include systems performance evaluation, requirements analysis, risk assessment, trade space exploration, evaluation of test results, and system performance prediction that will define future warfare using EOIR systems. 

The Signals and Systems Division engages in research related to advanced sensor concepts, electronic warfare, signal and image processing development, current and future threat analysis, operational employment concepts, test and evaluation, and knowledge management. These tasks are primarily accomplished through the application of modeling, simulation, and analysis.

Job Duties

  • Perform detailed analysis for current and next-generation EOIR sensors regarding detection and tracking performance.
  • Develop custom software that evaluates new sensor and employment concepts. Employment concepts may range from 1v1 to campaign-sized simulations.
  • Derive technical metrics, then develop and execute data analytics. Dataset sizes vary from small to extremely large.
  • Document research findings in both PowerPoint and technical prose.
  • Provide technical leadership and interface with technical and non-technical sponsors as well as internal management.
  • Perform programmatic and technical planning tasks for sponsored and internal efforts.

Travel Requirements

10% - 25% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Senior Research Engineer/Scientist

  • A Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Optical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Systems Engineering, Modeling and Simulation or equivalent discipline and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Optical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Systems Engineering, Modeling and Simulation or equivalent discipline and nine (9) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelors degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Optical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Systems Engineering, Modeling and Simulation or equivalent discipline and four (4) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor's degree.

Principal Research Engineer/Scientist

  • A Masters degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Optical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Systems Engineering, Modeling and Simulation or equivalent discipline and eleven (11) years of relevant full-time experience, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Optical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Systems Engineering, Modeling and Simulation or equivalent discipline and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience in aerospace systems, EOIR system design, evaluation of current or future kill chains, or intelligence gathering and analysis.
  • Experience using MATLAB, Python, C++, or other languages needed to perform modeling, simulation, and analysis tasks.
  • Experience in the areas of modeling, simulation, and analysis.
  • Understanding of EOIR system design, phenomenology, systems trades or operational trades, and familiarity with EOIR modeling and simulation tools.
  • Excellent analytical and computer skills needed for numerical modeling, data reduction, and ability to formulate conclusions from large and diverse datasets.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, are critical as work often informs decisions at the top levels of the military and intelligence communities. Needed experience includes writing status and technical reports and experience delivering presentations regarding program status and technical findings to management and government customers.
    Experience in technical leadership. This includes leading technical tasks for program execution and organizational technical planning.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills to lead and guide technical tasks within given schedule and budget constraints and coordinate with other technical disciplines and organizations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • TS/SCI Clearance
  • Experience using modeling tools that evaluate EOIR signatures and environment, threat performance, system performance, or operational performance. Examples of such tools may be but are not limited to SPIRITS, MODTRAN, FLIR95, and AFSIM.
  • Experience employing statistical evaluation, optimization methods, or machine learning techniques in design and analysis tasks.
  • Experience interacting with sponsors.

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

Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.

Benefits at GTRI

Comprehensive information on currently offered GTRI benefits, including Health & Welfare, Retirement Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Time Off, and Professional Development, can be found through this link: https://hr.gatech.edu/benefits.

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: 2021-06-22 Expires: 2021-08-20

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