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Missile Flight Software Lead Engineer

Company: General Atomics
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

The health, safety and well-being of our employees and candidates is a top priority. Due to the current situation related to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we're leveraging our digital capabilities to ensure we can continue to recruit top talent. As your application progresses, you may be asked to use one of our digital tools to help you through your recruitment journey. If you are contacted to move forward, one of our colleagues will explain how these tools will be used throughout the recruitment process. General Atomics pioneers technologies with the potential to change the world. Behind a talented global team of engineers, GA delivers safe, sustainable, and economical solutions to meet growing global demands. Our Engineers have an opportunity to work on first of a kind product lines within an incredible, dynamic environment. Engineering positions typically require a bachelor's degree, master's degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience. Candidates from mechanical, electrical, and aerospace engineering backgrounds must know the fundamentals of engineering system developments, requirements, testing, and integration before getting to the final stages of customer interface and project management. Job Level: Senior (8+ years) Travel: 0% - 25% Success Profile What makes a successful Missile Flight Software Lead Engineer at General Atomics? Check out the top traits we're looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Analytical
  • Inventive
  • Team Player
  • Creative Date posted 12/17/2020 Job ID 30584BR Company General Atomics Experience Level Senior (8+ years) Job Title Missile Flight Software Lead Engineer City Huntsville State Alabama Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Salary
    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) is a supplier of advanced electromagnetic systems, related power equipment and other high technology products for a variety of government and commercial applications. These include products such as the design and fabrication of linear motors, superconducting and conventional rotating motors, power inverters, high-energy capacitors, radiation monitoring systems, high-voltage direct current power distribution systems, and numerous other products.

    We currently have an exciting opportunity within our Flight Software Design Engineering group for a Missile Flight Software Lead Engineer to support a missile system development program. The Missile Flight Software Lead will work from our Huntsville, AL location coordinating with lead engineers from other disciplines and subsystems while providing direction to the flight software team through all development phases of the missile system.

    • Directs and allocates technical resources and professional staff to achieve project technical objectives.
    • Assess and/or develop requirements, and design, implement, integrate and test missile flight software and associated products.
    • Primary point of contact for the missile flight software development with overall understanding of team status, plans, and issues.
    • Supports planning, budgeting, and status of flight software tasks and activities related to the missile development project.
    • Facilitates rapid resolution of technical delays that impact tasks including real-time, thorough communication with the chief engineer, program management and other IPT Leads as required.
    • Collaborates daily with GA and customer engineering and program management teams.
    • Provides documentation and makes technical presentations as required.
    • Support development, review, and editing of technical documents as required.
    • 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.
      • Electrical or Computer Engineering or related engineering field is preferred.
      • US Citizenship is required.
      • Must possess DOD Secret Security Clearance, with ability to upgrade to Top Secret if needed.
      • Strong embedded software development discipline is a required.
      • Embedded C/C++ programming experience is required.
      • Experience working with custom hardware, reading schematics, and working with hardware designers is required.
      • Must have demonstrated technical and personnel leadership and experience estimating resources and schedules for technical tasks.
      • Must be a resourceful "self-starter" capable of researching details of target processor hardware and interfaces.
      • Must have experience and/or aptitude that demonstrates the ability to technically lead a team developing and testing custom embedded systems, with a solid understanding of the software/hardware interface within a complex system.
      • Experience with missile avionics flight code is highly desirable.
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.
      • 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. Travel Expectations: 25%
      • Able to work extended hours as required. Travel Percentage Required 0% - 25% Relocation Assistance Provided No US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? Yes Clearance Level Secret "The company is growing, has a very good reputation and had open positions in my area of expertise (aircraft design/design methodology development)." "We don't ascribe to quotas; we do ascribe to securing the BEST talent to enrich our culture toward healthy diversification and active/viable community service. We are STEM advocates." "Every day is different, with different problems to solve and many programs to support. I am a problem solver and have always been motivated by the tough questions." - Scott, Laser Scientist "I work in the Components Engineering and Obsolescence Management Dept. Our efforts are saving General Atomics several millions of dollars by proactively leading and informing the company of all these decisions which significantly impact production, sustainment and new designs." Get General Atomics job alerts delivered right to your inbox. Be among the first to get the latest career news, hiring events and other information helpful to your professional goals. General Atomics 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, religious creed, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, transitioning status, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, medical condition, mental disability, physical disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. EEO is the law. We also prohibit compensation discrimination under all applicable laws. To learn more click here . U.S. Citizenship is required for certain positions. We endeavor to make the online job application process accessible to any and all users. If you have a disability that impacts your ability to complete the job application process and would like to request assistance or a reasonable accommodation, please contact (858) 455-4545, or click here . This contact information is for accommodation requests only, not to inquire about the status of applications. If you experience issues with the career site or would like to provide feedback, contact us at:

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