General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Sr. Systems Engineer in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 18902BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Sr. Systems Engineer

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 Sr. Systems Engineer to join our GA-ASI Mission Systems division, directly supporting the System Architecture group, here in San Diego, CA.


  • Define and document system/subsystem architecture, CONOPs, use cases and data flows, in support of mission software development; verify SW implementation meets requirements.

  • With limited direction, this position exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives for the review, research, design, development, and/or solution to advanced technical engineering problem (s).

  • May function in an advisory or project leadership role providing direction to experienced professional staff. Formulates plans, typically long term, for solution(s) development, documentation, and deployment, as well as meeting various compliance, reporting, and safety standards.

  • Evaluates the integration of the engineering solution within the overall engineering environment; and ensures that appropriate documentation, testing, maintenance, and engineering updates completed.

  • Communicates with engineering professionals, solution users, and management throughout the solution development cycle, represents the company as a prime technical contact on contracts and/or projects, interacts with senior external personnel on technical matters requiring coordination between the organizations, and participates in the development of new or expansion of existing business.

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; fifteen or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, thirteen or more years of experience with a masters degree, or ten or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • Must have experience decomposing high level system requirements into features to be implemented by software; ability to document the corresponding architecture, use cases, and data flows of the system and show compliance to requirements.

  • Must have knowledge of sensor operator / collection planning for Airborne ISR (for use with HMI requirements, development and SW interfaces, such as JMPS integration).

  • Must have knowledge of airborne sensor payloads, such as EO/IR, and radar, their resultant sensor products, and ground control / sensor operations and software.

  • Experience with Open Mission Systems (OMS) architecture and implementation, is preferred.

  • Knowledge of Link 16 J-series messages, is preferred.

  • Knowledge of sensor data exploitation tools, such as SOCET GXP; and interfacing PED systems such as DCGS-N, is preferred.

  • Must have an active DoD Secret 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.