General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Remotely Piloted Aircraft System Specialist - Instructor in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 18715BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Remotely Piloted Aircraft System Specialist - Instructor

Job Category: Engineering

City: San Diego

State: California

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

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: Desired

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 have an exciting opportunity for a RPA System Specialist in our Product Life Cycle Sustainment Products group located in Rancho Bernardo, CA.


  • This position is responsible for researching, analyzing, developing and documenting detailed requirements for operator, checklists, technical specifications, bulletins, training materials and procedures and reports.

  • Investigates and analyzes project requirements and operating problems, and develops recommended solutions to meet Company and Governmental safety and performance standards.

  • Participates with project teams to review product systems, functional specifications and operations, to assess and develop needed technical information, and training materials for assigned systems.

  • Develops documents, training materials and presentations for customers and management.

  • Reads, interprets and analyzes engineering source material such as engineering drawings, software documents, test plans, design specifications/documents, and interviews with technical experts.

  • Develops safety procedures as required to support customer and test/operational requirements.

  • May evaluate the interrelationship of system safety requirements and other aspects of concept design and development requirements.

  • Responsible to carry out additional functions and 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 education al training equivalent to the completion of a bachelor's degree and five or more years of professional engineering/military technical and/or documentation experience. Equivalent professional engineering/military technical, operations, and/or maintenance experience may be substituted in lieu of education/training.

  • Must have formal training in one or more safety disciplines.

  • Must demonstrate an excellent understanding of military and/or commercial systems, a strong working knowledge of the engineering development process.

  • Must possess the ability to develop, acquire, interpret and communicate engineering technical data.

  • The ability to develop and communicate new concepts and apply them in an evolving environment.

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required.


  • Experience in military Instructional Systems Development (ISD), training planning, courseware development and curriculum application.

  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Sensor Operator instructor experience.

  • Lynx Multi-mode RADAR (MMR)/Synthetic Aperture RADAR (SAR) experience

  • Claw payload control software experience

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.