General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Electrical Design Engineer in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 19440BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Electrical Design 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 exciting opportunity for an Electrical Design Engineer in our Electrical Engineering Department. Under general supervision with limited review, this position supports the design and development of unmanned aircraft avionics.


  • Organize requirements, estimate project scope and conduct formal design sometimes beginning with just general instructions and suggestions, outlining possible approaches and sources of information.

  • Printed Wiring Assembly design and testing

  • Debug electrical circuits utilizing basic lab equipment (oscilloscope, function generator and power supplies)

  • Perform light soldering, crimping and assembly

  • Supervise schematic capture and layout (PADS)

  • Coordinate avionics module (LRU) design and testing with mechanical/systems engineering

  • Micro-controller-based embedded systems design, implementation and test

  • Analog, digital and power conversion circuit design with appropriate analysis and/or simulation with SPICE, MATLAB and Excel.

  • Implement analog, digital and software control schemes

  • Magnetic and electric machine design and/or specification

  • EMC design, thermal analysis and packaging

  • Utilize formal design process per department work instructions and approved CAD programs

  • Documentation and record keeping necessary to support configuration management, production release and product test as well as generation and review of other artifacts of the formal design process

  • Provide CONUS field support as needed, with travel typically under 5%


Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution; and six plus years of design experience with a Bachelors or four plus years with a Masters or two plus years with a PhD.

  • Must have a complete 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 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 (Office, Acrobat), 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 less experienced professional employees on semi-routine tasks.

  • Able to work extended hours as required.

  • Practical, hands-on experience is required for this position.

  • Excellent command of the English language including both oral and written communication skills are required for this position.

  • Capability with C or C++ is required for this position.

  • Familiarity with Military and Aerospace design standards and specifications is a plus.

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

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.