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Sensor Production Project Engineer

Company: GENERAL ATOMICS
Location: Santee
Posted on: November 14, 2021

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.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Project Engineer. This position supports the Project Engineering Mission Payload and Exploitation (MPEx) team supporting development, integration, and sustainment of a wide variety of high TRL Payloads, Components, and Suppliers ranging from Radar, ESM, EO/IR, Antennas, and more. Candidate will also support the transition of exciting new developmental payloads to production.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and execute introduction to production plans including but not limited to production workflows, point of manufacturing, production test procedures, and quality inspection plans.
  • Plan, manage, and execute multi-disciplined project teams involving hardware and software requirements to ensure cost, schedule, and performance expectations are met.
  • Lead a multi discipline engineering, production, material control, and quality team, acting as the primary Engineering point of contact to direct resources
  • Maintain communication between GA project team(s) and sub-contractors/suppliers to ensure requirements and delivery schedules are aligned
  • With limited direction, provide leadership, direction, and guidance to a multi-discipline engineering team by determining technical objectives for the review, research, design, development, and/or solutions to resolve highly technical and complex engineering problems.
  • Lead system level Qualification, Verification and Validation Testing of hardware and software with emphasis placed on deriving & tracking test requirements, generation of system level Test Plans and Procedures, conducting Lab/Ground/Flight testing.
  • Directs the allocation of technical resources and professional staff to achieve objectives
  • 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 bachelor's degree in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
    • Typically requires a Bachelors, Masters or PhD in engineering or a related technical field as well as six or more years of progressively complex software or hardware engineering experience with at least two of those years having lead responsibilities.
    • Must be able to lead a cross-functional team through fundamental engineering best practices such as but not limited to top-down requirement decomposition, design development, Trade Studies, System/Software/Hardware architecture development, technical reviews, acceptance and qualification testing.
    • Demonstrate proficiency in mechanical and/or electrical development technologies, architectures, methodologies, processes, and the application of Systems Engineering principles to engineering development.
    • Must have experience with production, procurement, and quality process is in support of pre-production
    • Must have some experience with phases of the software development lifecycle from concept development to customer support of fielded systems and configuration management.
    • Ability to quickly grasp and understand the full scope of development activities and come up to speed quickly in new areas. Take on a high-level problems and organize a technical path forward
    • Strong ability to collaborate and draw support and guidance from senior engineering staff and program management offices.
    • Excellent written, presentation, and verbal communication skills. Must be able to distill complex engineering topics into concise presentation materials, and present effectively to customers, internal stakeholders, and Sr. management.
    • Desired to be familiar several of the following technologies: Payload Command and Control (C2), Radar Systems, Avionics, Electrical Systems, Real Time Systems, Data Dissemination, Computers and Networks, Open Architectures, Embedded Systems, Product Exploitation, Human Machine Interfaces, Machine Learning, EO/IR, Electronic Warfare.
    • Candidate is desired to have experience with Product Management, Systems Engineering, System Test & Integration, Subcontractor Management, Proposal Development, Basis of Estimation, Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS); Commercial and/or DOD Product development.
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance is required.

Keywords: GENERAL ATOMICS, Santee , Sensor Production Project Engineer, Professions , Santee, California

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