General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Staff Systems and System Test & Qualification Engineer in San Diego, California
Job ID#: 18168BR
Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
Title: Staff Systems and System Test & Qualification Engineer
Job Category: Engineering
City: San Diego
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary
Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%
Clearance Required?: Desired
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 Staff Systems and System Test & Qualification Engineer (ST&Q) within our IRAD/Predator XP Group.
This position is responsible for testing and qualifying performance on unmanned aerial vehicle systems, as well as handling some of the typical roles performed by a Systems Engineer. As a member of this team, the candidate will support various programs from concept design through production aircraft test and qualification efforts. The candidate will create and review system design requirements, participate in software regression testing, develop flight performance scenarios, and pass/ fail criteria in the evaluation of aircraft, ground control stations and support equipment.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
Perform Test and Evaluation (T&E) activities under minimal supervision; will determine and develop various approaches to achieve T&E goals and help guide the completion of test activities
Act as a test engineer during SIL, ground, and flight operations; test duties include system level T&E of hardware and software with emphasis placed on resource planning, conducting the required tests, and participating in technical test reviews
Communicate clearly and in writing all facets of the system test program to include test plans, procedures and reports; may work with government aircrew and also be responsible for conducting pre-flight briefings and post-flight debriefings
Develop effective approaches to resolving issues; support operation of engineering systems by documenting flight performance and evaluating solutions for improvement
Troubleshoot and analyze systems in a lab and flight test environment
Establish metrics for requirements traceability; perform data analysis and make technical presentations as required
Analysis of interconnect diagrams, engineering drawings, schematics, and software releases
Take part in a team effort to develop, lab test and qualify payload, ground station, ground support equipment and aircraft subsystems
May directly track efforts including cost, schedule, manpower resources, maintenance intervals and performance
May represent the organization in providing solutions to technical issues associated with specific projects
Maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information
Perform other duties as assigned
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.
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 nine years of experience with a bachelor’s degree or seven years of experience with a master’s degree; may substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education
Must have a complete understanding of engineering concepts, aircraft principles, codes, and theory
Previous flight test engineer with a qualification to perform tests for a military organization including prior Department of Defense (DOD) Developmental Test (DT) or Operational Test (OT) experience is highly desired
Analysis expertise desired with an emphasis on data collection, ad hoc queries and suitability measures; experience with analysis tools such as MATLAB, LabVIEW, or other similar products
Previous expertise and working knowledge of the National Airspace System and UAS operating rules and regulations thereof; prior civil flight experience or military aircrew desired
Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly, apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment, organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases and determine the appropriate approach at the task, operational or depot level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems
Must have excellent communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills; the ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in multiple engineering areas, and lead a team of less experienced professional employees on semi-routine tasks
Able to work extended hours and travel as required
Experience as a test conductor, test director, test pilot/navigator or formal leadership of a Combined Test Force (CTF) or Integrated Test Force (ITF) is desired
Experience with Earned Value Management (EVM) or as a Control Account Manager (CAM) is desired
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.