Skip to main content

Advanced Programs Technology Development

Poway, California

Apply Now

Overview

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 Advanced Programs Technology Development 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 11/28/2023 Job ID 43097BR Company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Experience Level Mid-Level (3-7 years) Job Title Advanced Programs Technology Development City Poway State California Workstyle Hybrid Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Salary Salary Range $98,100 - $171,398

Job Summary 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 are looking for project and/or system engineers to support research and development efforts for a next generation UAS. This position reports to an Engineering Manager in the Advanced Programs Office. As part of a matrix organization, this position will work closely with the Chief Engineer and the Integrated Product Team (IPT) leaders working to develop a next generation Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV). Major areas of development include airframe, vehicle management systems, electrical power systems, communications and payload systems, fuel systems, landing gear, as well as actuators and mechanisms. Assignments are normally outlined in terms of overall objectives and reviewed at completion. Successful candidates will be capable of contributing to the development of innovative designs or modifications in order to meet program goals, independently performing difficult/complex engineering work with instructions as to the general expected results, documenting findings, communicating results to other engineering staff, and making technical presentations.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Understands digital models and can contribute to development of behavioral and/or functional capabilities at the component, subsystem, and system level.
  • Analyzes and interprets requirements at the aircraft level and flows down to lower-level specifications.
  • Provides technical coordination of vendors/suppliers.
  • Evaluates and guides electrical, mechanical, and software detailed designs to ensure system-level requirements are met.
  • Analyzes and troubleshoots systems in assigned area by utilizing standard engineering and scientific principles.
  • Devises new approaches to resolve unusual or complex engineering problems.
  • Troubleshoots conflicting design/development requirements, difficult coordination requirements, and special material requirements.
  • Provides documentation and makes technical presentations as required.
  • Represents the organization as the prime technical contact on small contracts or single component projects.
  • Provides direction to design or technical staff and will lead a team of moderately experienced professional staff.
  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • 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 bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; six or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, four or more years of experience with a masters degree, or two or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of engineering concepts, principles, codes, and theory; experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts; and, expanding knowledge of principles, concepts, theory, and practices in related technical specialties.
  • Must possess the ability to develop and communicate new concepts; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; organize, schedule, and coordinate work phases; and, determine the appropriate approach at the task level or, with assistance, at the project level to provide solutions to a range of complex problems.
  • Must have strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one or more engineering areas; capable of representing the organization as a prime technical contact and, lead a team of moderately experienced professional employees on single component projects.
  • Able to work extended hours as required. A Professional Engineering License and original work published in professional engineering journals are desirable.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD secret clearance is required.

Salary:$98,100 - $171,398
Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? Desired Clearance Level Secret
Apply Now

Benefits

  • 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