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Model Based System Engineer

Oxford, Mississippi

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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

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Date posted 07/25/2023 Job ID 41723BR Company General Atomics Experience Level Mid-Level (3-7 years) Job Title Model Based System Engineer City Oxford State Mississippi Workstyle Onsite Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Salary Salary Range $73,650 - $128,663

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) is a supplier of advanced electromagnetic systems, related power equipment and other high technology products for a variety of government and commercial applications. These include products such as the design and fabrication of linear motors, superconducting and conventional rotating motors, power inverters, high-energy capacitors, radiation monitoring systems, high-voltage direct current power distribution systems, and numerous other products.

We have an exciting opportunity in our Aerospace Systems Engineering directorate for a full-time Model Based Systems Engineer (MBSE) to serve as a Systems Engineer (SE) on a variety of aerospace development programs and products. The successful candidate will provide systems engineering, MBSE, and other technical expertise to multi-disciplinary teams that may be geographically distributed between Huntsville, AL, Centennial, CO, Fredericksburg, VA, and/or San Diego, CA. This position is located in Oxford, MS.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide systems engineering support for a multi-disciplinary team delivering systems engineering data products for cutting edge missile, projectile, spacecraft and hypersonic vehicle development projects
  • Collaborate daily with GA and customer engineering and program management teams
  • Support the planning, development and execution of major program technical reviews including System Requirements Reviews, Preliminary Design Reviews, and Critical Design Reviews
  • Apply systems engineering skills and experience, to include:
    • Knowledge and understanding of the requirements development process and verification activities
    • Supporting identification and capture of customer and other stakeholder needs
    • Collaborating between engineering teams and program/project management
    • Applying MBSE methods and techniques to a diverse portfolio of aerospace development projects
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills with and between customers, team members, task leads, functional managers, and program management to facilitate rapid resolution of technical and program issues
  • Serve as systems engineer on one or more development projects
  • Make technical presentations during working groups and peer reviews, to management or customers, as required
  • Support development, review, editing, and production of system models, technical documents, digital products, and proposals as required
  • Mentor less experienced systems engineers in MBSE best practices; assist with adopting MBSE practices into the local engineering team culture and project execution
  • Perform other duties as 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.
  • Must have a complete understanding of engineering concepts and principles, and the ability to apply those concepts to development of cutting edge aerospace systems
  • Strong experience with MBSE methods, and engineering application of those methods, is required.
  • Strong experience with the Cameo suite of tools including Collaborator, MagicDraw, required; The ability to assist and mentor other Systems Engineers in their use is also required.
  • Understanding of missile, spacecraft, and/or projectile subsystems and the engineering disciplines that support them is highly desired.
  • Success in this position requires consistent application of the following key abilities:
    • Demonstration of a positive attitude, strong initiative and work ethic, and ability to multi-task
    • Achieving good results and delivering solid products with minimum time expenditure
    • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, computer, and presentation skills
    • Able to collaborate as part of a team, as well as accomplish tasks independently with limited supervision
    • Rapid and effective problem solving
  • Experience using classical requirements management tools (DOORS, Jama, CORE etc.) is highly desirable
  • Experience developing inputs to proposals, white papers, and requests for information (RFIs) is highly desirable
  • INCOSE Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) is desirable
  • Travel expectation: <20%
  • Must possess active DOD Secret security clearance with ability to obtain Top Secret if required.

Salary:$73,650 - $128,663
Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? Yes Clearance Level Top Secret
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  • Healthcare

  • Pension, 401(k)/Retirement Plans

  • Competitive Pay

  • Multiple product lines means a variety of work

  • Paid Time Off

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“The company is growing, has a very good reputation and had open positions in my area of expertise (aircraft design/design methodology development).”
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– John, Staff Engineer

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