General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Project Engineer- Software / OMS Architecture in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 18065BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Project Engineer- Software / OMS Architecture

Job Category: Engineering

City: San Diego

State: California

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

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: Yes

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 a SW Project Engineer to join our GA-ASI: Mission Systems division, directly supporting the Sensor & Mission Software Project Engineering team, sitting here in San Diego, CA (Rancho Bernardo/Poway).

Mission Systems is looking for experienced, cross-functional technical leaders with a strong background in Software Engineering for a Project Technical Lead position. In this role the selected candidate will be part of the Concept Project Engineering group with responsibilities that include technical leadership and direct contributions to programs, proposals, and planning efforts.


  • Manage complex software projects and cross functional engineering teams as primary Engineering point of contact. Execute to cost, schedule, and performance.

  • Manage a cross functional team of experienced engineers in the development of open architectures for an industry wide consortium environment.

  • Work effectively with program management, senior leadership, customers, and functional engineering leads to plan and execute software programs from cradle to grave.

  • Objectives are typically accomplished through matrix assigned software engineering leads and/or project leaders.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in software development technologies, architectures, methodologies, processes, and the application of Systems Engineering principles to software development.

  • Must be able to lead top-down and bottom-up requirements development, SW architecture, reviews, development and testing, and coordinate these activities with cross functional support teams.

  • Able to function in a technical leadership role, as well as contribute directly to system architectures and requirements development.

  • Create technology development strategies in alignment with product/strategic roadmaps

  • Ability to quickly grasp and understand the full scope of development activities and come up to speed quickly in new areas. Take on a high-level problems and organize a technical path forward.

  • Adhere to development processes; Organize and lead technical reviews and gain stakeholder approval.

  • Strong ability to collaborate and draw support and guidance from senior engineering staff and program management offices.

  • Excellent written, presentation, and verbal communication skills.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD 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 bachelors degree, ten or more years of experience with a masters degree, or seven or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • Must have previous experience in Project Management or similar role, and experience in technical leadership with an emphasis on project execution as well as product innovation.

  • Must have an excellent understanding of software development technologies and concepts.

  • Desired to be familiar with the following technologies: Payload Command and Control (C2), Human Machine Interface (HMI), Mission Systems and Open Architecture.

  • Desired to familiar with the following technologies: Real Time Systems, OpenVPX, Algorithms, Computational Resource Management, I/O Fabrics, Distributed Computation and Multi-Processing Concepts.

  • Experience with Radar, EOIR, Electronic Warfare, and multi-INT systems is desirable.

  • Must have working knowledge of Agile and Waterfall software development lifecycles with demonstrated SW development experience in both.

  • Must have experience with all phases of the SW lifecycle from concept development to customer support of fielded systems.

  • Must have excellent communication skills to effectively interact with staff and senior management verbally and in writing.

  • Must have demonstrated experience leading large teams of SW engineers.

  • Experience leading large cross functional engineering teams is desired.

  • Candidate is desired to have experience with Product Management, Systems Engineering, Proposal Development, Basis of Estimation, Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS); Commercial and/or DOD Product development.

  • Current active DoD Security Clearance is 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.