General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Electrical Design Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama

Job ID#: 18481BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Electrical Design Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

City: Huntsville

State: Alabama

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: Desired

Job Summary:

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS’ expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions support critical fleet, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Electrical Design Engineer to join our Electronic and Power Systems group located in Huntsville, AL. Under general directions with limited review, this position is responsible for applying innovative approaches to resolving complex electrical design problems for satellite, missile, and/or acoustic sensor subsystems with specific focus on digital and analog design.


  • Collaborates with a multi-disciplinary team engaged in the design, analysis, documentation, and prototyping of aerospace and/or commercial electronic subsystems utilizing analog and digital circuitry (microprocessors/microcontrollers/FPGAs/power converters/MOSFET’s/etc.).​

  • Performs all aspects of electronics development from seeking and deriving requirements to employing appropriate techniques for design, fabrication, and testing.

  • Participates in the review and finalization of detailed subsystem performance requirements, interface control documents, test requirements, integration planning, etc.

  • Performs design trade studies and analysis to determine the best approach to meet competing demands of performance, cost, and schedule.

  • Works on improvements and enhancements to existing designs, troubleshooting hardware, failure analysis, test procedure creation, and electronics testing.

  • Documents test and verification activities at the electrical system and/or subsystem level.

  • Participates in reviews and/or provide technical analysis and commentary on the system and engineering specification, schematic, and/or verification phases of development.

  • Consults with other engineers and program teams charged with sustaining engineering activities in order to ensure continuity of assembly/testing activities or customer commitments

  • Formulates plans and guides the development and implementation of engineering solution(s) including deployment, resource requirements, testing, documentation, integration and compliance and safety.

  • Plans for future applications of solutions based on new developments in engineering technology.

  • Participates in the development of new or expansion of existing business opportunities.

  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelors degree in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance is required.

  • Demonstrates working knowledge and experience in designing complex mixed signal analog and digital electronic systems.

  • Ability to create detailed hardware and functional specifications is required.

  • Demonstrated schematic and/or PCB layout design experience is desired.

  • FPGA/CPLD firmware design experience is desired.

  • Must have a thorough understanding of engineering concepts, principles, codes, and theory; experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts; and, expanding knowledge of principles, concepts, theory, and practices in related technical specialties.

  • Must possess the ability to develop and communicate new concepts; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases; and, determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems.

  • Must have strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one or more engineering areas; capable of representing the organization as a prime technical contact and, lead a team of moderately experienced professional employees on single component projects.

  • Must be customer focused and able to work on a self-initiated basis or in a team environment and able to work extended hours and travel as required.

  • Able to work extended hours as required.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.