General Atomics and Affiliated Companies System Integration Lab Test Engineer in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 18631BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: System Integration Lab Test Engineer

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 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 Systems Integration Lab (SIL) Test Engineer to join GA-ASI located in Poway, CA. We are looking for experienced, cross-functional technical leaders with a strong background in Simulation and Hardware Engineering.


  • Manage simulation and hardware projects and cross-functional engineering teams as primary SIL Engineering point of contact. Execute to cost, schedule, and performance.

  • Work effectively with program management, senior leadership, customers, and functional engineering leads to plan and execute SIL projects/programs from cradle to grave.

  • Objectives are typically accomplished through matrix assigned engineering leads and/or project leaders.

  • Demonstrate proficiency in simulation/software and/or electrical development technologies, architectures, methodologies, processes, and the application of Systems Engineering principles to engineering development.

  • Must be able to lead top-down and bottom-up requirements development, simulation system architecture, reviews, development and testing, and coordinate these activities with cross functional support teams.

  • Create technology development strategies in alignment with product/strategic roadmaps

  • Ability to quickly grasp and understand the full scope of development activities and come up to speed quickly in new areas. Take on high-level problems and organize a technical path forward.

  • Adhere to development processes; organize and lead technical reviews and gain stakeholder approval.

  • Strong ability to collaborate and draw support and guidance from senior engineering staff and program management offices.

  • Excellent written, presentation, and verbal communication skills

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelor's or Master's degree in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and two or more years of engineering experience with a bachelors degree.

  • 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.

  • Must be able to obtain a DOD 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.