Student Design and Development Lead Engineer - STEM@GTRI High School Internship Program

Updated: about 23 hours ago
Location: Atlanta, GEORGIA
Deadline: 30 Jun 2022

Submit Resume ID:497545
Type:Students: Intern
Location:Atlanta, GA
Categories:Algorithm Development, Antenna, System Architecture, Hardware Development/Design, Instrumentation, Modeling/Simulation, Project/Program Management, Software Development/Design, Testing, Avionics

Job Description

GTRI’s Sensors and Electromagnetic Laboratory (SEAL) seeks qualified candidates to provide technical oversight as a Lead Engineer, Student Design and Development, for the STEM@GTRI High School Summer Internship program. 

The Lead Engineer will assist high school student interns with RF communications subject matter acquisition. This involves understanding system design, subsystem block functionality, and testing. Also, to provide engineering and supervisory support for program-specific tours and training; supervise and manage student teams consisting of minors, and monitor team progress.

The Lead Engineer will also serve as a resource to all faculty/staff mentors who require virtual support in order to comply with the Rule of Three mandate, which requires at least two adults on any and all communications with a minor.

Required Minimum Qualifications


  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Electrical Engineering Technology 
  • 3.0 or higher GPA 

Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiarity and passion for RF Communications theory and practice (WiFi, cable, Satcom)
  • Experience in 1 or more programming languages in order to lead the programming segment
  • Experience with circuit or modern modeling with MATLAB/Simulink
  • Familiarity with making RF measurements (S-parameters, gain flatness, link-budget)
  • Familiarity with QAM-based on modern systems design and functions (e.g., error-correction, pre-distortion, interleaving)
  • Familiarity with controlling and passing measurement parameters to generators and analyzers (e.g., Keysight, Signal Hound)
  • Familiarity with QAM-based measurements (SNR, BER curves, EVM)
  • Familiarity with transmission line theory 
  • Familiarity with electronic circuit testing 
  • Ability to clearly communicate technical ideas 
  • Ability to work with minors 
  • Task/team leadership experience 
  • Strong math skills and ability to learn complex engineering concepts 

Hours per Week

40 hours per week

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


Housing and Relocation

Housing and relocation assistance are not available for this position.

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. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law .

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