Skip to main content
Search jobs

Find the perfect place for you.

Satellite Electronics Engineer

Centennial, Colorado

Apply Now


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.

  • Schedule: Full-Time Salary

  • Job Level: Mid-Level (3-7 years)

  • Travel: 0% - 25%

Back to Job Navigation (Overview)

Success Profile

What makes a successful Satellite Electronics Engineer at General Atomics? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Analytical
  • Collaborative
  • Inventive
  • Problem Solver
  • Team Player
  • Creative

Back to Job Navigation (Success)

Date posted 06/02/2020 Job ID 29131BR Company General Atomics Experience Level Mid-Level (3-7 years) Job Title Satellite Electronics Engineer City Centennial State Colorado 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 defense, power and energy, and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial, and commercial customers worldwide.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Satellite Electronics Engineer working on satellite systems to join our team located in Centennial, CO.

  • Oversee and perform as required the detailed design, development, analysis, production, and test of satellite electronic subsystems for both product development and flight program execution.
  • Oversee and perform as required the design, development, production, and test of satellite electronic subsystem test hardware and software.
  • Work with customers and suppliers, internal and external, to develop and define electronic subsystem requirements.
  • Actively participate in system level design of satellite systems across all project phases, through subsystem architectural design and hardware development.
  • Apply system engineering principles to the selection of electronic subsystems, including digital and circuit design. Perform testing and fault diagnosis of electronic equipment, subsystems and systems, including record-keeping and the generation of documentation and test plans, procedures and results.
  • Ensure an accurate and up-to-date document set for electronic products.
  • Support mission, system and operational concept development for satellite missions.
  • Apply technical knowledge to analyze, investigate and resolve engineering problems as they relate to electronics engineering.
  • Help prepare technical responses to bids, presentation materials and reports, for a variety of applications and customers.
  • Assist and actively participate in customer and supplier meetings and presentations at all project stages.
  • Liaise with customer and supplier staff, and staff from other parts of General Atomics.
  • 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; four or more years of experience with a bachelors degree or two or more years of experience with a masters degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
  • Previous experience handling and testing satellite flight hardware, including a demonstrated ability to test and troubleshoot electronic systems down to Printed Circuit Board (PCB) level is desired.
  • Experience of one or more of the following is essential: microprocessors, embedded operating systems, communication buses, low-level drivers is desired.
  • Experience in digital design and circuit design.
  • Familiarity with all aspects of the satellite system life cycle, including spacecraft level environmental testing, launch, and operations is desired.
  • General understanding of clean room compliance and safe working practices.
  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly, apply them accurately, and organize work assignments to meet established timetables.
  • Excellent 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 and be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and workloads.
  • US citizenship is required.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance is required.
Travel Percentage Required 0% - 25% US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? No
Apply Now


  • Healthcare

  • Pension, 401(k)/Retirement Plans

  • Competitive Pay

  • Multiple product lines means a variety of work

  • Paid Time Off

Back to Job Navigation (Rewards)

Image of Peter, Senior Staff Engineer
“The company is growing, has a very good reputation and had open positions in my area of expertise (aircraft design/design methodology development).”
– Peter, Senior Staff Engineer
Image of Debra, CSSBB: Staff Engineer
“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.”
– Debra, CSSBB: Staff Engineer
Image of Scott, Laser Scientist
“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
Image of John, Staff Engineer
“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.”
– John, Staff Engineer

Back to Job Navigation (Quote)


Sign up for job alerts

Get General Atomics job alerts delivered right to your inbox.

Sign Up

Join our talent community

Be among the first to get the latest career news, hiring events and other information helpful to your professional goals.

Sign Up