1+ months

Senior RF/Communications Systems Developer - ICL

Atlanta, GA 30303

Job Description

A full-time, position is available starting December 2019 for a senior RF/Communications Systems Engineer in the Communication Systems and Spectrum Division (CSSD) of the Information and Communications Laboratory (ICL) at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). CSSD currently has approximately 40 full time researchers and staff operating on about $20M of sponsored research per year. The main focus of CSSD is in three research areas; communication systems, spectrum sensing, and communications electronic warfare (EW).

The communication systems research area includes activities in:

  • Development of deployable software defined radio (SDR) solutions for Military applications,
  • Design, development, and testing of communications networks,
  • Independent technical assessment of communication systems and networks,
  • Test and evaluation systems.

Spectrum sensing research includes:

  • Development of spectrum monitoring systems,
  • Development of sensing algorithms for adaptive communications,
  • Development of algorithms for assessing interference or jamming signals,
  • Development of test assets, measurements, and algorithms for radio frequency propagation.

And communication EW activities are:

  • Research in software defined communication EW systems,
  • Independent technical assessment of communication EW systems,
  • Development of communication EW techniques,
  • Development of large-scale test sets for threat characterization, technique development, and performance assessment.

GTRI/ICL is seeking a highly motivated individual with 10+ years of work experience to support design, development and testing of RF communications systems, waveforms, and protocols. The candidate will be required to lead research efforts in RF communications systems, conduct business development, provide vision into future research directions, and mentor junior engineers.

Technical disciplines/experience that may be required include strong communications theory background, recent research in modern cellular technologies, algorithms development, and signal analysis experience focusing on the physical, data link and network layers. The candidate will be expected to lead sponsor briefings, prepare technical deliverables, develop proposals, and manage projects.

Job Duties

  • Research new applied techniques in RF and wireless communications areas to accomplish client objectives
  • Work with customers and project directors to derive requirements
  • Design and develop RF and wireless communications systems
  • Interface with software and hardware teams to carry out product design
  • Provide engineering support for prototype and production builds. Identify & design efficient test methods when required

Travel Requirements

10% - 25% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Senior Research Engineer/Scientist

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

Principal Research Engineer/Scientist

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

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Solid background in communication theory to include modulation/demodulation, error correction coding, synchronization methods, and/or network management strategies
  • Experience with the use and development of algorithms for communication systems
  • Familiarity with various communications protocols, with emphasis on the physical, data link, and network layers
  • Ability to work independently and effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD Degree
  • Spectrum analysis experience
  • Experience with design or analysis of MIMO systems
  • Experience working with a variety of communication systems. Experience with military systems is preferred
  • Familiarity with RF transmitter/receiver design

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 upon hire

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: 2019-12-11 Expires: 2020-02-02

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