General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Avionics Project Engineer in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 18633BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Avionics Project Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

City: San Diego

State: California

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

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

Job Summary:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

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

We have an opportunity for an Avionics Project Engineer to support Navy Programs in Poway, CA.

Under general supervision with limited review, this position is responsible for determining technical objectives for the review, research, design, development, and test of advanced airborne data link, navigation and flight management systems. Assignments are normally outlined in terms of overall objectives and anticipated results. Work is reviewed at milestones or at completion for adequacy in meeting objectives. Documents findings, communicates results to engineering staff and makes technical presentations as required. May coordinate segments of a specific project and may have frequent inter- organization and customer contact on difficult technical issues.


  • Supports development of aircraft avionics systems by evaluating and interpreting needs and problems and develops effective approaches to resolving those issues.

  • Leads system diagrams and architecture discussions and documents for requirements and program traceability

  • Interfaces with all avionics systems including flight management, navigation, power, propulsion, fuel, and payloads

  • Assists in tracking of system, functional, and product level requirements.

  • Provides documentation and makes technical presentations as required.

  • Directs the activities of designers, technicians and may direct the activities of less experienced professional staff.

  • May represent the organization in providing solutions to technical issues associated with specific projects.

  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.

  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelor's or Master's degree in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; twelve or more years of experience with a Bachelor's degree or ten or more years of experience with a Master's degree, or seven or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • Must have a complete understanding of applicable 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 understand new concepts quickly; 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 excellent communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one engineering area; and, lead a team of professional employees on assigned tasks.

  • 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.

  • All applicants must be current US Citizens for this position and must be able to obtain a DoD security clearance.

  • Must be capable of obtaining and maintaining a clearance requiring a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).

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.