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

Job ID#: 20318BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Staff Systems Engineer

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

We have a new opportunity for a Staff Systems Engineer to support our Open Architecture department in Poway, CA.

Under general directions with limited review, this position is responsible for applying innovative approaches to resolving unusual or complex engineering problems. Assignments are normally outlined in terms of overall objectives and reviewed largely at completion. Initiates the planning of engineering projects and develops innovative designs or modifications in order to meet project goals. Independently performs difficult/complex engineering work with instructions as to the general expected results. Documents findings, communicates results to engineering staff, makes technical presentations, and may represent the organization as the prime technical contact on small contracts or single component projects. Provides direction to design or technical staff and may lead a team of moderately experienced professional staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supports operation of engineering systems and documents any problems.

  • Has experience in Software requirements decomposition, tracking and tracing.

  • Devises new approaches to resolve unusual or complex engineering problems.

  • Troubleshoot conflicting design/development requirements, difficult coordination requirements, and special material requirements.

  • Creates Interface Control Documents (ICDs), technical diagrams, system design descriptions, and other documentation as required.

  • Provides documentation and makes technical presentations as required.

  • May represent the organization as the prime technical contact on small contracts or single component projects.

  • Provides direction to design or technical staff and may lead a team of moderately experienced professional staff.

  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Performs 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.

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; six or more years of experience with a bachelor’s degree, four or more years of experience with a master’s degree, or two or more years with a PhD.

  • May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • Hardware and software systems engineering; Jama, DOORS or comparable requirements tracking experience highly desired.

  • Computer/networking hardware experience desired. Knowledge of networking hardware and configuration, RS232/RS422 serial systems, MIL STD 1553 desired.

  • Must be capable of briefing executives and senior government personnel on status of engineering efforts.

  • Must have a thorough understanding of engineering concepts, principles, codes, and theory; experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts; and, expanding knowledge of principles, concepts, theory, and practices in related technical specialties.

  • Must possess the ability to develop and communicate new concepts; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases; and, determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems.

  • Must have strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one or more engineering areas; capable of representing the organization as a prime technical contact and, lead a team of moderately experienced professional employees on single component projects.

  • Able to work extended hours as required.

  • Security Clearance 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.