RF Systems Engineer
Company: GENERAL ATOMICS
Location: La Mesa
Posted on: November 18, 2021
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 RF Systems Engineer to join
our RF Communications Datalink group. With limited direction, this
position is responsible for technical and project leadership with
initial focus on leading and coordinating system-level design for
the customer datalink. Major areas include the overall datalink
technical leadership, subcontractor technical management, and
coordinating with the aircraft IPT team for the datalink design,
integration, and flight test.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Work as a team member in Datalink
Engineering and participate in development of state-of-the-art
Beyond Line Of Sight (BLOS) SATCOM datalink and Line-Of-Sight (LOS)
datalink for GA-ASI Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).
Perform as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for company-wide RF and
satellite communications projects.
Function in a technical leadership role for external customers.
Perform sub-contractor technical management to ensure technical
requirements are satisfied.
Apply technical knowledge to analyze, investigate, and resolve
assigned engineering problems.
Perform RF communications systems integration/testing with aircraft
and ground control stations (GCS).
Support System Integration Lab (SIL) integration, aircraft level
ground and flight test of satellite terminals and various aircraft
components (such as modems, Vortex, IFF, TCAS, Radios).
Work with other engineering disciplines on test plan, procedure,
and report. Work with other GA-ASI organizations to assist or lead
datalink flight tests.
Work within a group of RF Datalink Engineers to support GA-ASI
datalink roadmap and multiple datalink projects. Coordinate
segments of a project and may have frequent inter-organization
and/or customer contact on difficult technical issues.
Coordinate and interface with customers on requirements and flow
down the requirements to the corresponding engineering groups.
Work with the aircraft component vendors, analyze and compare
available capabilities vs. customer 's requirements, document
findings, and communicate results to engineering staff.
Make technical presentations to the customer and senior management
Performs other duties as assigned or 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; 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
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
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
Able to work extended hours as required.
A Professional Engineering License and original work published in
professional engineering journals are desirable.
Electrical Engineering degree preferred.
Prior experience in at least one of the following areas is highly
desired: Satellite communications systems, RF communication
systems, military datalinks, military RF networks
Military modems, antennas, radios, VHF/UHF communication
Prior experience with writing technical requirements,
specifications, Statement-of-Work (SOW) is a plus.
Demonstrated datalink trouble shooting skills is a plus.
US Citizenship is required.
Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance is
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