Senior Motion Control System Engineer
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: Senior (8+ years)
Travel: 0% - 25%
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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, electric power generation systems, laser and optical sensor systems, and satellite 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 within our growing Aerospace Systems Engineering (ASE) group located in Huntsville, AL for a Senior Control System Engineer. The ASE group is a diverse group covering the technical functions of propulsion; aerodynamics; modeling and simulation; guidance, navigation, and control; requirements and Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE); and Integration and Test. The ASE team is involved with virtually all missile, projectile, and small satellite development projects at GA-EMS. The Senior Control Systems Engineer will report to the GNC/System Sim Manager located in Huntsville.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBITIES:
- Develops Control Actuation System (CAS) architectures and concepts for missiles, projectiles, and small satellites
- Leads the design and development of motion control system hardware and software
- Selects components for inclusion in CAS designs
- Analyzes the performance of control systems to ensure the designs meet requirements
- Supports testing of CAS systems
- May function in an advisory or leadership role for a project/program and provide direction, mentorship and guidance to less experienced professional staff or team of professional staff
- Will be responsible for delivering periodic status updates to internal and external customers
- Participates in, or may lead, the development of new business opportunities
- Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; nine or more years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree, seven or more years of experience with a Master’s degree, or four or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
- Electrical, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering degree is preferred.
- Master’s degree or PhD preferred.
- Experience designing motion control actuation systems for aerospace systems.
- Experience with physics-based modeling of control systems.
- Experience with manufacture, assembly, integration, and test of control systems.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrates a detailed and extensive technical expertise and application of engineering principles, concepts, theory, and practice with the ability to organize, plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones with some experience in project leadership.
- Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills to effectively interface with other departments, customers, government representatives, and/or professionals; the capability of representing the organization as a prime technical contact; and, the ability to provide leadership and guidance to less experienced professionals.
- Must be customer focused and able to work on a self- initiated basis or in a team environment and able to work extended hours and travel as required.
- A Professional Engineering License, original work(s) published in professional engineering journals, invited to present one or more original works to an engineering symposium, and invited and/or participated on an engineering review panel are desirable.
- Able to work extended hours as required.
- Active DoD Secret Security clearance or higher is required.
Pension, 401(k)/Retirement Plans
Multiple product lines means a variety of work
Paid Time Off
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