General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Platform Engineer in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 19004BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Platform 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 Engineer to support Airframe and Structures development projects at General Atomics-ASI.

This engineering position supports the development of aircraft structures as a Platform Engineer in the Advanced Aircraft Engineering organization. In a Project/Systems Engineering capacity, you will be a part of a team that focuses on organizing and coordinating all phases of projects from requirements definition to conceptualization through flight test. Typical activities will include project planning, coordinate technical interchanges, identify resource requirement, cost estimates, requirements definition, requirements evaluation, technical input/interface, verification/validation test coordination, manufacturing coordination, vendor coordination, to ensure objectives are attained.


  • Participates with Engineering to establish/validate design concepts, criteria, and engineering efforts for product research, development, testing, and integration.

  • Interacts with internal and external engineering and project/program staff at various levels concerning resolution of technical/requirements issues.

  • Provides documentation and makes technical presentations as required.

  • May represent the Advanced Aircraft Engineering Department in communicating/resolving technical issues associated with specific projects.

  • Assists with development of Project Management tools, processes, and methods as required to improve project execution and design quality.

  • 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 two or more years of engineering experience with a Bachelor's degree.

  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment.

  • Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required enabling an effective interface with other departments and/or professionals

  • Experience with Pro/Engineer (Creo) or other parametric CAD tool (CATIA V5, Unigraphics NX, Solidworks)

  • Experience with Windchill or other PDM Systems (Teamcenter)

  • Experience with Microsoft Project and Excel.

  • Experience with design, stress analysis, tooling design, materials/process development or manufacturing of primary composite structures

  • Other duties as assigned or required.

  • Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment.

  • Able to work extended hours as required.

  • A Professional Engineering License, original work(s) published in professional engineering journals, and invited to present one or more original works to an engineering symposium are desirable.

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.