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Hardware Design Engineer

Location: Chula Vista
Posted on: November 14, 2021

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.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Hardware Design Engineer in the GCS (Ground Control Station) Project Engineering group


  • Perform system level design of the Ground Control Stations (GCS) for GA-ASI UAV systems.
  • Develop new designs or modifications of existing systems as required to meet project goals. Assignments are normally outlined in terms of overall objectives and anticipated results.
  • Review Statements of work (SOW) and define Non-Recurring Engineering (NRE) project tasks and responsibilities.
  • Work with other GCS team members to define system design requirements.
  • Work with other groups such as Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Program Management personnel to facilitate task completion.
  • Oversee sustaining engineering tasks and work closely with manufacturing on the integration of new and existing GCS assemblies and sub- assemblies.
  • Troubleshoot, analyze, and repair systems in assigned area by utilizing standard engineering and scientific principles.
  • Work with CAD Designer and other engineering support organizations, produce documentation such as engineering drawings (interconnects, cables), source control drawings, system specifications, and test procedures.
  • Provide documentation and makes technical presentations, such as PDR, CDR as required.
  • Provides direction to design or technical staff and may lead a team of experienced professional staff.
  • Interact with the customer to review or define project requirements.
  • Develop task requirements from SOW definitions, develop system specifications and test procedures.
  • Must be familiar with multi-conductor, coaxial and fiber optic cable harness design concepts.
  • Knowledge of Ethernet/IP Networks, serial interface (RS-232, RS-422 and USB), audio/video and power equipment a plus.
  • Organize, schedule and coordinate work phases, determining the appropriate approach at a given task level at the project level.
  • Understand, communicate and apply new concepts quickly. Must be able to work independently or on a team and with the ability to lead a project.
  • Computer literate with versatile knowledge of computer applications such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Visio and Power Point.
  • Must be able to work extended hours as required and have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal skills.Must have the ability to obtain a security clearance.

    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 or masters degree in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and two or more years of engineering experience with a bachelors degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
    • Demonstrates the ability to follow and apply basic engineering knowledge, adapt standard techniques, and utilize the required diagnostics, tools and equipment, while ensuring safety and regulatory compliance.
    • Must have a general understanding of engineering concepts, principles, and theory with technical experience demonstrating the application of those concepts while ensuring safety and regulatory compliance.
    • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment and organize work assignments to meet established timetables.
    • Good communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required.
    • Must be able to work both independently and on a team.
    • Able to work extended hours as required.
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance is required

Keywords: GENERAL ATOMICS, Chula Vista , Hardware Design Engineer, Engineering , Chula Vista, California

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