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System Test and Qualification Engineer - MQ-9A

Company: GENERAL ATOMICS
Location: Santee
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

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.

This position is located at our Poway, CA location supporting test and evaluation engineering activities on General Atomics aircraft. This position is an excellent fit for someone who enjoys a fast-paced environment with hands-on access to our industry-leading RPA platform, MQ-9A. The System Test & Qualification (ST&Q) engineer will lead all final (SIL/HILL/Ground/Flight) testing of the platform before it is delivered to the customer.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Experienced candidate will hit the ground running and quickly learn the principles of General Atomics products as well as test progression from SIL through Ground and finally Flight testing.
  • Perform Test and Evaluation (T&E) activities under minimal supervision, will determine and develop various approaches to achieve T&E goals and help guide the completion of test activities.
  • Act as primary test engineer during SIL, ground, and flight operations. Test duties include system level T&E of hardware and software with emphasis placed on resource planning, conducting SIL, ground and flight testing, and participating in technical test reviews.
  • Communicate clearly and in writing all facets of flight test program to include test plans, SIL, ground and flight test procedures, flight cards and test reports. Candidate will work with government aircrew and be responsible for conducting pre-flight briefings and post flight debriefings.
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
    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 bachelor 's or master 's degree in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and two or more years of engineering experience with a bachelor 's degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
  • Previous flight test engineer with a qualification to perform tests for a military organization including prior Department of Defense (DoD) Developmental Test (DT) or Operational Test (OT) experience is highly desired.
  • Experience as a test conductor and/or test director and experience with a Combined Test Force (CTF) or Integrated Test Force (ITF) is highly desired.
  • Analysis expertise desired with an emphasis on data collection, ad hoc queries and suitability measures. Experience with analysis tools such as MATLAB, STK, FOQA or other products.
  • Previous expertise and working knowledge of the National Airspace System and UAS operating rules and regulations thereof. Prior flight experience civil or prior military aircrew desired.
  • 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 possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment and organize work assignments to meet established timetables.
  • Good communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required, as well as the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Must be able to work extended hours as required.
  • 30% travel to our flight test facilities should be expected.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
  • US citizenship required.

Keywords: GENERAL ATOMICS, Santee , System Test and Qualification Engineer - MQ-9A, Other , Santee, California

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