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Senior Model Based Systems Engineer

Company: General Atomics
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

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 have an exciting opportunity in our Aerospace Systems Engineering directorate for a full-time Senior Model Based Systems Engineer (MBSE) to serve as a lead Systems Engineer (SE) on a variety of aerospace development programs and products. The Senior MBSE will also serve as an MBSE mentor to the Aerospace Systems. The successful candidate will provide technical expertise to multi-disciplinary teams that may be geographically distributed between Huntsville, AL, Centennial, CO, Fredericksburg, VA, and/or San Diego, CA. This position is located in Huntsville, AL.


  • Provide expert systems engineering expertise for a multi-disciplinary team delivering MBSE support for cutting edge missile, projectile, spacecraft and hypersonic vehicle development projects
  • Collaborate daily with GA and customer engineering and program management teams
  • Lead and support the planning, development and execution of major program technical reviews including System Requirements Reviews, Preliminary Design Reviews, and Critical Design Reviews
  • 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 between engineering teams and program/project management
    • Application of MBSE methods and techniques to a diverse portfolio of aerospace development projects
    • 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
    • Serve as the lead systems engineer on one or more development projects
    • Make technical presentations during working groups and peer reviews, or to senior management or customers, as required
    • Support development, review, editing, and production of system models, technical documents, digital products, and proposals as required
    • Mentor less experienced systems engineers in MBSE best practices; socialize and ingrain MBSE into the local engineering team culture and project execution
    • Perform other duties as 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; six or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, four or more years of experience with a masters degree, or two or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
      • Must have a thorough and broad understanding of engineering concepts and principles, and the ability to apply those concepts to development of cutting edge aerospace systems
      • Strong experience with MBSE methods, and engineering application of those methods, is required.
      • Strong experience with the Cameo suite of tools including Collaborator, MagicDraw, required; The ability to teach and mentor other Systems Engineers in their use is also required.
      • Understanding of missile, spacecraft, and/or projectile subsystems and the engineering disciplines that support them is highly desired.
      • 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
        • Achieving good results and delivering solid products with minimum time expenditure
        • 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
        • Skilled in mentoring and training SE staff members with varying experience levels
        • Experience using classical requirements management tools (DOORS, Jama, CORE etc.) is highly desirable
        • Experience developing inputs to proposals, white papers, and requests for information (RFIs) is highly desirable
        • INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) is desirable
        • Travel expectation:
        • Must possess active DOD Secret security clearance with ability to obtain Top Secret if required

          Salary: $89,110 - $155,680

Keywords: General Atomics, Huntsville , Senior Model Based Systems Engineer, Other , Huntsville, Alabama

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