General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Aerospace Engineer in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 17266BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Aerospace 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 (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power generation systems. GA-EMS’ expanding portfolio of specialized products and integrated system solutions support critical fleet, space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy, and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Aerospace Engineer to join our team located in Rancho Bernardo, CA.

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.


  • Develop advanced aerospace systems while leading projects teams and programs.

  • Troubleshoot and advance existing systems.

  • Drive test activities while documenting and presenting results to internal and external customers.

  • Represents the organization as a prime technical contact within and engineering team for assigned project(s)/program(s).

  • Must function in an advisory or leadership role for a project/program and provide direction and guidance to less experienced professional staff or team of professional staff.

  • Formulates plans and guides the development and implementation of engineering solution(s) including deployment, resource requirements, testing, documentation, integration and compliance and safety.

  • Plans and coordinates the maintenance of engineering solutions including, documentation, reporting, publishing, and making technical and other presentations to ensure viability of the solution(s) in an evolving environment.

  • Plans for future applications of solutions based on new developments in engineering technology.

  • Participates in or may lead the development of new or expansion of existing business opportunities.

  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

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

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

  • Active DoD Secret Security clearance is required.

  • Have demonstrated expertise in the following areas:

  • Code Development for image processing and system performance analysis using the following codes and environments: MATLAB, Python and C in both a LINUX/UNIX and a Windows environment.

  • System Performance/Analysis to include code development, post processing and algorithm development to assess system performance.

  • Diverse Test Environments to include customer demonstrations, verification/validation of airborne software and hardware system such as datalinks, SATCOM and remote sensing systems.

  • Flight Test Planning to include technical writing, test plan design, flight debriefs, data collection and exploitation; test execution, completion, and analysis of post mission data.

  • Integration and Test experience in actual or surrogate aircraft. Should also include System in the Loop and Hardware in the Loop test expertise.

  • Must have experience designing, developing, demonstrating, maintaining and upgrading complex systems.

  • Demonstrates a detailed and extensive technical expertise and application of engineering principles, concepts, theory, and practice with the ability to organize, plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones with some experience in project leadership.

  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills to effectively interface with other departments, customers, government representatives, and/or professionals; the capability of representing the organization as a prime technical contact; and, the ability to provide leadership and guidance to less experienced professionals.

  • Must be customer focused and able to work on a self-initiated basis or in a team environment and able to work extended hours and travel as required.

  • A Professional Engineering License, original work(s) published in professional engineering journals, invited to present one or more original works to an engineering symposium, and invited and/or participated on an engineering review panel are desirable.

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.