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General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Project Engineer Weapons Systems in Poway, California

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 Project Engineer to join our Mission Payloads & Exploitation (MPEx) group.

In this position you will work in the Weapons Systems Project Engineering Group to support weapon system integrations on Unmanned Aircraft (UA) programs.


  • Lead or support efforts performing integration, verification and/or validation of weapon systems on GA-ASI’s UA programs

  • Develop program plans, estimates, and schedules

  • Develop system/architecture designs, perform system level analysis, and generate requirements

  • Troubleshoot conflicting design/development requirements

  • Develop and present technical material for reviews and meetings

  • Support lab, ground, and flight test events

  • Develop/maintain Interface Control Documents, Software Requirement Specifications, Performance Specifications, presentations and review test plans/procedures

  • Coordinate and interface with customers, contractors, and engineering groups assigned to projects

  • Support ongoing operation of the weapons systems

  • Provide support for proposals/white papers for future efforts or capabilities

  • Provide direction to design or technical staff

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


Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or PhD in engineering, computer science 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 five or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills with ability to effectively interface with other departments or professionals and represent the organization as a prime technical contact

  • Must be customer focused with the ability to formulate and implement plans to resolve technical engineering problems

  • Ability to travel to support program and test events (up to 25%)

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance


  • Software programming or embedded systems experience (familiarity with C++, MATLAB, Python, PERL scripting, etc.)

  • Familiarity with MIL-STD-1553 and logical Interface Control Documents

  • Experience integrating weapons, payloads, or avionics onto aircraft

  • Experience with weapon or tactical datalinks

  • Candidate ideally also has previous project management experience

Salary: $105,890 - $189,545 Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25 Relocation Assistance Provided Provided US Citizenship Required? Yes Clearance Required? Desired Clearance Level Secret Workstyle Hybrid

General Atomics 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, religious creed, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, transitioning status, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, medical condition, mental disability, physical disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. EEO is the law. We also prohibit compensation discrimination under all applicable laws. To learn more visit https://tbcdn.talentbrew.com/company/499/v2_0/EEO Notices.pdf. U.S. Citizenship is required for certain positions.