Chief Satellite Systems Engineer
Company: GENERAL ATOMICS
Posted on: January 13, 2022
General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of
the world 's leading resources for high-technology systems
development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted
aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic,
wireless and laser technologies.
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) designs and
manufactures first-of-a-kind electromagnetic and electric power
generation systems. GA-EMS ' expanding portfolio of specialized
products and integrated system solutions support critical fleet,
space systems and satellites, missile defense, power and energy,
and process and monitoring applications for defense, industrial,
and commercial customers worldwide.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Chief Satellite
Systems Engineer working on satellite systems to join our team
located in Centennial, CO.
With limited direction, this position exercises considerable
latitude in determining technical objectives for the review,
research, design, development, and/or solution to advanced
technical engineering problem(s). Functions in a project leadership
role providing direction to experienced professional staff.
Formulates plans, typically long term, for solution(s) development,
documentation, and deployment, as well as meeting various
compliance, reporting, and safety standards. Evaluates the
integration of the engineering solution within the overall
engineering environment; and ensures that appropriate
documentation, testing, maintenance, and engineering updates
completed. Communicates with engineering professionals, solution
users, and management throughout the solution development cycle,
represents the company as a prime technical contact on contracts
and/or projects, interacts with senior external personnel on
technical matters requiring coordination between the organizations,
and participates in the development of new or expansion of existing
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Lead the technical team in the
satellite subsystem overall development and integration planning,
and organization.Lead the satellite system and subsystem test
configuration and procedure development, review and execution.Lead
the technical team in solving hardware/software interface problems,
define input/output parameters, and ensure integration of the
entire system or subsystem.Liaise with all levels of program and
engineering staff on design, integration and test matters and
support other teams/disciplines as necessary.Formulate and maintain
plans as execution occurs.Implement and support quality management
in the execution of a program.Apply technical knowledge to
determine and set technical objectives to analyze, investigate and
resolve advanced engineering problems; including future
applications, and engineering developments.Perform mission and
system design on missions from bid generation through launch and
operations.Prepare and lead the review of technical response to
bids, presentation materials and reports.Liaise with customer and
supplier staff, government representatives and other
professionals.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.
- 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;
twelve or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, ten or
more years of experience with a masters degree, or seven or more
years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience
in lieu of education.
- Full understanding of clean room facilities, compliance and
safe working practices.
- Detailed and extensive technical expertise and application of
engineering principles, concepts, theory, and practice with all
aspects of the satellite system life cycle.
- Demonstrated experience in organization, planning and technical
leadership, including risk identification, assessment and
- 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.
- Strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation,
and interpersonal skills are required, as well as the ability to
work both independently and as part of a team.
- Must be able to work extended hours as required and be flexible
and adaptable to changing priorities and workloads.
- US citizenship is required.
- Currently holds or ability to obtain Secret DoD Security
Clearance Each job has a salary range which identifies the minimum,
midpoint (market) and maximum base pay for the job. Pay rates are
established based on the individual's knowledge, skill, experience
and education/training needed to perform the job.
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