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Lead Systems Engineer

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

Job Description:

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 Lead Systems 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 30554BR Company General Atomics Experience Level Senior (8+ years) Job Title Lead Systems 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) 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 projectiles, and missile defense, power and energy, and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide.

    We have an exciting opportunity in our Aerospace Systems Engineering department for a full-time Senior Systems Engineer (SE) to serve as the Lead Systems Engineer, for a missile system program. The successful candidate will provide technical leadership for a multi-disciplinary team geographically distributed between Huntsville, AL, Tupelo, MS, Fredericksburg, VA, and San Diego, CA. The Lead Systems Engineer will support the Chief Engineer through all phases of the design, development, integration, and test of the missile system. This position is located in Huntsville, AL.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Serve as the lead systems engineer on a critical/high visibility missile development project.
    • Provide expert systems engineering team leadership for a multi-disciplinary team that includes requirements engineering, model-based systems engineering, and risk, issue and opportunity management.
    • Lead and support the planning, development and execution of major program technical reviews including System Requirements Review, Preliminary Design Review, and Critical Design Review.
    • Expert application of systems engineering skills and experience, to include:
      • Deep knowledge of requirements development and verification activities.
      • Steering identification and capture of customer and other stakeholder needs.
      • Guiding collaboration with engineering teams and program/project management to translate stakeholder needs into technical design requirements and interfaces.
      • Application of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) methods and techniques.
      • Proficiency at risk, issue and opportunity management, to include identification and resolution planning.
      • Demonstrate strong communication skills with and between customers, team members, task leads, functional managers, and program management to facilitate rapid resolution of technical and program issues.
      • Collaborate daily with GA and customer engineering and program management teams.
      • Make technical presentations during working groups and peer reviews, or to senior management or customers, as required.
      • Support development, review, editing, and production of technical documents, digital products, and proposals as required.
      • Perform 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.
        • US Citizenship is required.
        • Must possess active DOD Secret Security Clearance; with ability to obtain Top Secret if required.
        • Demonstrate an understanding of missile subsystems and engineering disciplines including mechanical/airframe, aerodynamics, avionics, flight software, control systems, propulsion, guidance and navigation, communications, power, thermal protection, and lethality.
        • Solid experience in leading systems engineering teams in complex system development environments.
        • Success in this position requires consistent application of the following key abilities:
          • Demonstration of a positive attitude, strong initiative and work ethic, and ability to multi-task.
          • Advanced leadership and management proficiency; able to direct a team to accomplish a variety of SE tasks concurrently.
          • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, computer, and presentation skills.
          • Able to collaborate as part of a team, as well as accomplish tasks independently with minimal direct supervision.
          • Rapid and effective problem solving.
          • Experience with, and understanding of, Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) methods is required; Experience with Cameo/MagicDraw is highly desirable.
          • Experience using DOORS requirements management tool is highly desirable.
          • INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) is highly desirable.
          • Able to work extended hours as required.
          • Travel expectation: 10 - 25% Travel Percentage Required 0% - 25% Relocation Assistance Provided Yes 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: GA-Careers@ga.com

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