Radar High Power Transmitter Engineer ATAS-928

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POST DATE 9/9/2016
END DATE 10/11/2016

Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) Smyrna, GA

Smyrna, GA
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Description:

Title: Radar High Power Transmitter Engineer ATAS-928

JobID: 928

Location: Smyrna, GA

Description: Radar High Power Transmitter Engineer ATAS-928

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) in Atlanta, GA is looking for experienced High Power Radar Transmitter Design Engineers for a unique opportunity with our ATAS lab. We are looking for bright, intellectually curious, growth oriented professionals who appreciate challenge and who value working in an environment that allows work / life balance and opportunity for growth. Check out your opportunities at GTRI.

This opportunity is within the Aerospace, Transportation and Advanced Systems Lab ( ATAS ). ATAS conducts research for government and industry customers in aerodynamics, radar and weapons systems, food processing technology, unmanned systems and modeling of social systems.

INTERNAL TITLE: Research Engineer/Scientist I or II, or Senior Research Engineer/Scientist


Design and Analyze High Power Radar Transmitters

Experienced electrical engineer needed with expertise in high power radar transmitters and must have a broad, fundamental understanding of basic analog and digital circuit design, RF test and measurement techniques, and data analysis tools. The selected candidate will contribute to the following efforts:

- Radar transmitter systems engineering

- Technical analysis efforts on existing high power transmitters for radar systems or other electronic warfare systems such as jammers; and

- Design and build high-power radar transmitter and high-voltage, high-power electronic hardware.

Radar transmitter hardware development efforts will include the design and integration of electrical and electro-mechanical hardware including cabling, circuit boards, and multiple hardware assemblies into complex systems.


- US Citizenship AND/ OR the ability to get a security clearance

- BS, MS, or PhD in Electrical Engineering or equivalent required.

- 2-11 years of high power transmitter design experience

- Strong understanding of communications systems and controls theory.

- Experience with frequency and phase modulation formats and implementation of these modulations in RF transmitters is desired.

- Experience with basic test equipment, such as oscilloscopes and multimeters, and RF test equipment, such as spectrum analyzers and network analyzers.

- Experience with hardware and software for data acquisition and processing is required.

- Strong written and oral communication skills


- Radar transmitters typically utilize vacuum tube devices such as traveling wave tubes (TWTs) and klystrons as high-power microwave amplifiers. Familiarity and experience with these devices in high-power transmitter applications is desirable

- Experience with vacuum tubes for high-voltage power supplies and modulators, such as triodes, tetrodes, thyratrons and triggered spark gaps.

- Experience with circuit modeling and simulation tools for the development of custom high-voltage and/or high-power electronic hardware is desirable.


GTRI has been recognized as one of Atlanta s Best Places to Work by the Atlanta Business Chronicle 4 of the last 5 years. GTRI offers competitive pay, excellent benefits, and a great location. Professional growth opportunities include support for advanced degrees, patent rights, and freedom for approved outside consulting, periodic special courses in technical and leadership topics, and support for paper preparation and presentation. Grow your career at GTRI.

The Georgia Tech research Institute employs over 900 research faculty, with an annual sponsored research budget of over $300 million. The important work we do is diverse, challenging, and rewarding. Work with subject matter experts at our Atlanta campus or at the 14 other locations in MD, OH, VA, AL FL HI, TX, CA, AZ, DC and GA. Research areas include such diverse areas as: Cyber Security Jobs, Big Data Jobs and Data Intelligence Jobs, Computer Science Jobs, Software Engineering Jobs, High Performance Computing Jobs ( HPC Jobs ), Hardware Design Jobs, Embedded System Design Jobs, Communication Systems Design Jobs, High Speed Networks Jobs, Electromagnetics Jobs ( EM Jobs ) including Radar Systems Jobs, Antenna Design Jobs, Electronic Warfare Jobs( EW Jobs ), Sensor Design Jobs, Intelligent Systems Jobs, Systems Engineering Jobs and others.