RF Systems Engineer
Company: GENERAL ATOMICS
Posted on: November 16, 2021
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 have an exciting opportunity for a RF Systems Engineer in our RF
Communications Datalink group. Under general supervision with
regular review, this position is responsible for supporting
technical and project leadership with initial focus on leading and
coordinating system-level design for the customer datalink. Major
areas include the overall datalink technical leadership,
subcontractor technical management, and coordinating with the
aircraft IPT team for the datalink design, integration, and flight
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Work as a team member in Datalink Engineering and participate
in development of state-of-the-art Beyond Line Of Sight (BLOS)
SATCOM datalink and Line-Of-Sight (LOS) datalink for GA-ASI
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).
- Participate in company-wide RF and satellite communications
- Perform sub-contractor technical review to ensure technical
requirements are satisfied.
- Apply technical knowledge to analyze, investigate, and resolve
assigned engineering problems.
- Perform RF communications systems integration/testing with
aircraft and ground control stations (GCS).
- Support System Integration Lab (SIL) integration, aircraft
level ground and flight test of satellite terminals and various
aircraft components (such as modems, Vortex, IFF, TCAS,
- Work with other engineering disciplines on test plan,
procedure, and report. Work with other GA-ASI organizations to
assist or lead datalink flight tests.
- Work within a group of RF Datalink Engineers to support GA-ASI
datalink roadmap and multiple datalink projects. Coordinate
segments of a project and may have frequent inter-organization
and/or customer contact on difficult technical issues.
- Coordinate and interface with customers on requirements and
flow down the requirements to the corresponding engineering
- Work with the aircraft component vendors, analyze and compare
available capabilities vs. customer's requirements, document
findings, and communicate results to engineering staff.
- May assist with technical presentations to the customer and
senior management 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
Typically requires a bachelors or
masters degree in engineering or a related technical discipline
from an accredited institution and two or more years of engineering
experience with a bachelors degree. May substitute equivalent
engineering experience in lieu of education.Electrical Engineering
degree preferred.Prior experience in at least one of the following
areas is desired:
Satellite communications systems, RF
communication systems, military datalinks, military RF
networksMilitary modems, antennas, radios, VHF/UHF
communicationPrior experience with writing technical requirements,
specifications, Statement-of-Work (SOW) is a plus.Demonstrated
datalink trouble shooting skills is a plus.Must have the capability
to organize, schedule, 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 a general understanding of engineering concepts,
principles, and theory with technical experience demonstrating the
application of those concepts while ensuring safety and regulatory
compliance.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.Ability to obtain
and maintain a DoD security clearance is required
Keywords: GENERAL ATOMICS, Santee , RF Systems Engineer, Other , Santee, California
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