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Staff Survivabilty Engineer

Location: La Mesa
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

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.

GA 's Survivability group has an exciting position available for a Survivability Engineer to provide design and analysis, tool development, and systems development support to a variety of projects.


  • Create integrated RF solutions for a range of conventional and survivable platforms supported by results of numerical models and simulations.
  • Develop tools to aid analysis and predictions of platform performance, such as first-order modeling, material property prediction or estimation, geometry fixing, and design optimization.
  • Participate in the design and fabrication of measurement and test articles ( -fixtures -, -pole models -) for validation of survivable designs.
  • Provide technical support and leadership to ensure that work products meet requirements through simulation, fabrication and test. The successful candidate will prepare and present status and progress reports, PDR and CDR presentations, and formal proposals to senior level personnel and customers.
  • Act as Principal Investigator and provide technical leadership to IRAD and CRAD projects targeting development and implementation of Survivability technologies.
  • Ensure compliance, reporting, and safety standards are maintained. Work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures.
  • Observe all laws, regulations, and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.

    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 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.
    • Demonstrates an 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 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.
    • Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment.
    • Electromagnetics phenomenology experience with emphasis in RF technology is a must, with work related experience in integration of low observable designs. Candidate should have experience in the following:
    • Experience in design and modeling of vehicles and low observable systems utilizing 2D and 3D RCS analysis codes such as (but not limited to) RAM2D, XPATCH, and SENTRi. Experience with Pioneer, Knowbell or other similar tools for analysis of measured data is also desirable.
    • Experience in creating geometry inputs using CAD and meshing tools, such as NX, Rhino, and Cubit.
    • Experience in developing tools using MATLAB, LabView, Python or other programming languages.
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a US DoD Top Secret clearance is required.
    • Ability to work extended hours and travel as required (
      Desired Qualifications
      • Master 's or Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics or related technical field with at least 10 years of experience in survivability / low observable engineering.
      • Demonstrated experience integrating LO-compatible systems and sub-systems into aircraft applications.
      • Demonstrated experience modeling and analyzing RF responses for a variety of integrated subsystems and processing test data on component and full scale systems.

Keywords: GENERAL ATOMICS, La Mesa , Staff Survivabilty Engineer, Engineering , La Mesa, California

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