General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Systems Engineer (Requirements) in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 18634BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Systems Engineer (Requirements)

Job Category: Engineering

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: Yes

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 recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Systems Engineer in our Project Engineering group.


  • Perform System Engineering activities on Unmanned Aircraft (UA) programs.

  • Candidate will focus on system engineering related activities.

  • Develop Requirement Specifications, Interface Control Documents, and Performance Specifications.

  • Perform system design, development and testing activities.

  • Develop and maintain engineering schedules/budgets for programs tasks or subtasks.

  • Provide support for proposals/white papers, and interface with customers.

  • Devise new approaches to resolve unusual or complex engineering problems.

  • Troubleshoot conflicting design/development requirements, difficult coordination requirements, and special material requirements.

  • Represent company at technical reviews, meetings and system level integration.

  • Provide direction to technical staff and may lead a team of moderately experienced professional staff.

  • Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required enabling an effective interface with other departments and/or professionals, and capable of representing the organization as a prime technical contact, as well as providing leadership and guidance to less experienced professionals.

  • Customer focused, formulates plans based on the development of innovative new designs in resolving advanced technical engineering problems.

  • Utilize requirements management database (i.e. DOORS, etc), Excel, Word, Visio and MBSE Tools (MagicDraw, etc.).

Job Qualifications:

  • 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; four or more years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree or two or more years of experience with a Master’s degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • ​Must have a complete 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 system engineering and the practical application thereof. More specifically, demonstrated experience in one or more of the following:

  • Requirement Development and Management

  • System Architecture and Design

  • System Verification and Validation

  • Model Based System Engineering

  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly; 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 excellent communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one engineering area; and, lead a team of less experienced professional employees on semi-routine tasks.

  • ​Able to work extended hours as required.

  • ​Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.