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Systems Engineer - System Design

Location: Lakeside
Posted on: May 15, 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. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Systems Engineer to join our Mission Payloads & Exploitation (MPEx) team. As part of the systems engineering group, the chosen candidate will be in the system engineering role of interpreting customer problem statements and needs, and translating them into system architectures, use cases, and requirements. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Will work with customers, system end users and system end user surrogates to develop system and software Concept of Operations (CONOPS) that lead to detailed system design and requirements.
  • Will lead software systems architecture design and will be a key member in design reviews to ensure software/hardware system design and verification approaches will meet system requirements.
  • Will be the focal point on programs for system knowledge and design decisions. Candidate will be expected to understand system components, hardware/software components, and internal/external interfaces.
  • Will develop trade studies/white papers, when applicable, to explain design decisions or development approaches.
  • Will develop system and subsystem requirements that are clearly stated, concise, attainable, and verifiable. Those requirements will be decomposed and allocated to components, software, and hardware.
  • Will help design and ensure compliance of interfaces between software and hardware.
  • Will develop data flows, activity diagrams, or sequence diagrams as appropriate to help define hardware and software systems.
  • Will be the direct conduit to the software development teams to ensure that software requirements are properly flowed down, as well as traceable to higher level requirements and test cases. Candidate will work closely with software development team to ensure requirements and design are understood, and are adhered to as part of the development lifecycle.
  • Will work on a wide range of products ranging from Command/Control to Payloads to Exploitation systems, and work with a wide range of highly talented people from a range of technical disciplines.
  • Will work with all phases of the software/hardware development lifecycle, including system analysis, architecture, design, integration, testing, and documentation. Projects will include customer funded development, R&D, and modifications and maintenance of systems under established programs.
  • 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 be capable of working independently to find system solutions, but also must be able to work with multi-disciplinary teams
    • Must be capable of generating CONOPS, working closely with system end users or user surrogates to identify system solutions
    • Must be capable of developing system architectures and communicating system performance characteristics and requirements. This can include generating meaningful Key Performance Parameters from a blank sheet with stakeholder consensus.
    • Must be cable of generating trade studies
    • Must be capable of developing/deriving use cases from CONOPS and/or customer operational requirements
    • Must be capable of decomposing and deriving requirements from customer operational requirements and use cases
    • Must have experience generating interface definition and data flow artifacts
    • Must be capable of clearly communicating design and requirements to software/hardware teams for software/hardware implementation
    • Must have subject matter experience in a relevant technology
    • Previous experience working with the Department of Defense (DoD) on airborne payloads such as Radar, Electronic Warfare, or Electro-Optical systems is desired
    • Previous experience with payload hardware/software, command/control, or data fusion/dissemination capabilities is desired
    • Previous experience with Human Factors/Human Machine Interface/User Interface Design is desired to assist with development of intuitive interfaces and efficient workflows
    • Previous experience with DoD Open System Architecture (OSA) standards such as UAS Control Segment (UCS), Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE), Open Mission Systems (OMS), UAS Command and Control Standard Initiative (UCI) is desired
    • Previous experience with software design and development desired; however, the systems engineering role will not perform software design or development
    • Previous experience with artificial intelligence systems or workflow automation is desired
    • Previous experience with image and video exploitation systems is desired
    • Previous experience with software and hardware integration is desired
    • Knowledge of mission planning concepts and existing mission planning systems (e.g., JMPS) is desired
    • Knowledge of model based systems engineering is desired
    • Knowledge of systems engineering tools are desired (e.g., DOORS, Jama, MagicDraw)
    • Knowledge of the following standards is desired: STANAG 4607, STANAG 4609, STANAG 4676, STANAG 4545
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secrurity Clearance is required

Keywords: GENERAL ATOMICS, San Diego , Systems Engineer - System Design, Other , Lakeside, California

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