Model Based Systems Engineer (MBSE)
San Diego, California
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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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 have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Systems Engineer within our Advanced Programs group. Under general supervision, this Systems Engineer will perform systems engineering and technical management of development projects, including conceptual through final design of new Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Focus of this role will be on implementing Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) approaches to shape future aircraft systems. In addition, this Systems Engineer may support technical development of competitive proposals for existing and new DoD customers so a current DoD clearance in hand is required.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES:
- Apply Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) techniques to capture structural, behavioral, parametric and requirement aspects of the system.
- Express system requirements through the use of use case diagram, activity diagrams, sequence diagrams, state diagrams, block definition diagrams and internal block diagrams and requirement diagrams.
- Leads requirements generation, tracking and verification planning for future prominent USAF UAS.
- Devises new approaches to resolve unusual or complex engineering problems.
- Troubleshoot conflicting design/development requirements, difficult coordination requirements, and special material requirements.
- Coordinates activities across Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) to define, manage & meet interdependencies between subsystems to meet system level requirements.
- Conduct stakeholder requirements elicitation, analysis and definition.
- Provides documentation and makes technical presentations as required.
- Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- 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 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.
- Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering using SysML and UML.
- Experience with architectural modeling tools, such as IBM Rational Rhapsody, Magic Draw, Open MBEE, or Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.
- Experience in requirements elicitation, analysis and definition, as well as allocation, decomposition and bi-directional traceability.
- 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.
- US Citizenship required.
- Current DoD security clearance is required.
- Able to work extended hours as required.
Pension, 401(k)/Retirement Plans
Multiple product lines means a variety of work
Paid Time Off
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