General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Senior Project Engineer - Army in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 18852BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Senior Project Engineer - Army

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 are one of the fastest growing companies in California.

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

We have exciting opportunities for Communications Systems/Project Engineers in our Army Datalinks Project Engineering group to support the rapid growth of our remotely controlled Unmanned Aerial Vehicle systems (UAVs). We are looking for top-level engineering candidates who can analyze, investigate and resolve engineering tasks, design and integrate new air and ground datalink systems, as well as perform technical management of sub-contractors.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop the architecture, requirements, and design for the state-of-the-art communications systems including Beyond Line Of Sight (BLOS) satellite communications and Line-Of-Sight (LOS) RF communications links for GA-ASI’s new and existing customers.

  • Support System Integration Lab (SIL) and Flight Line for HW / SW integration and testing of datalink and RF functions. Develop engineering test plans, procedures, and reports for moderate size / complexity tasks.

  • Perform as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to other engineering groups in the area of datalink and RF engineering. May provide direction to design and/or technical staff.

  • Requiring limited supervision, apply technical knowledge to support the engineering staff in the analysis, investigation and resolution of datalink and engineering tasks of moderate scope / complexity, and contribute with technical management of subcontractors.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with other Engineering disciplines, Program Management and Sub-contractor peers. Coordinate and interface with customers on requirements and flow down the requirements to the corresponding engineering groups.

  • Develop and present technical data to other engineering or management groups.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; four or more years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree, two or more years of experience with a Master’s degree or a minimum of 1 year of experience with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • Preferred experience in one or more of the following areas: satellite communications datalinks, LOS datalinks, wireless communications, tactical radio, antenna, RF design. Experience with datalink Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) integration is desirable.

  • Must have a general understanding of engineering concepts, principles, and theory with technical experience demonstrating the application of those concepts while ensuring safety and regulatory compliance.

  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment, and organize work assignments to meet established timetables.

  • Must have strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Will be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

  • Must be able to work extended hours as required. Willing to travel (including supporting flight tests) up to 25%.

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.