General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Systems Analysis Manager in Huntsville, Alabama

Job ID#: 21360BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Systems Analysis Manager

Job Category: Engineering

City: Huntsville

State: Alabama

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: Yes

Job Summary:

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 have an exciting opportunity in our Missile Defense and Space Systems organization for a Systems Analysis Manager. This technical management position provides oversight to a team developing simulations and models and guidance, navigation, and control systems for multiple programs including small satellites, projectiles, and missiles. This position is within the GA-EMS Missile Defense and Space Systems group in Huntsville, Alabama.


  • Supervises a small team of engineers with expertise in software development, modeling and simulation, guidance, navigation, flight controls, mission planning, and fire control.

  • Provides technical mentoring to less experienced staff members.

  • Ensures GA processes are understood and followed by Systems Analysis staff members.

  • Supports the Systems Analysis Manager in reviewing, interviewing, and selecting candidates to enhance the group’s skill depth and breadth.

  • Coordinates with the Systems Analysis Manager and program managers to assign appropriately skilled personnel to tasks.

  • Supports interactions with internal and external stakeholders and customers to identify user needs.

  • Supports development of staffing/resource plans, master schedules, status reports, program management reviews, etc.

  • Provides leadership and technical oversight of the development of flight vehicle 3-DoF and 6-DoF simulations, subsystem and component models of varying degrees of fidelity, and system simulations.

  • Provides leadership and technical oversight of the development of documentation for the simulations, models, algorithms, and systems being developed.

  • Provides leadership and technical oversight of performance analyses and trade studies for a variety of air vehicles and space systems.

  • Drives rapid resolution of delays that impact systems analysis activities.

  • Communicates effectively in real-time with leadership.

  • Collaborates daily with GA personnel across all functional disciplines as well as customer representatives.

  • Develops subcontractor statements of work and coordinate with subcontract administrators.

  • Supports proposal development through contributions to technical volumes, cost basis of estimates, work breakdown structure development, schedule definition, and peer reviews.

  • Provides documentation and makes technical presentations as required.

  • Performs other duties as required.

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

Clearance Level: Secret

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution as well as nine or more years of progressively complex engineering experience with at least three of those years having management responsibilities. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • US citizenship is required.

  • Must have thorough knowledge of and experience with modeling, simulation, and guidance, navigation, and control.

  • Experience with the development of missiles, projectiles, or small spacecraft is highly desired.

  • Expertise and experience with fire control, mission planning, and battle management systems is highly desired.

  • Ability to provide oversight of Systems Analysis personal and tasks across multiple programs and quickly change between them based on dynamic priorities.

  • Must have thorough understanding of engineering principles, codes, and theory; experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts; and, expanding knowledge of principles, concepts, theory, and practices in related technical specialties.

  • Strong capabilities in C, C++, or other programming languages.

  • 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 problems.

  • 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 projects.

  • Able to work extended hours as required.

  • Active DoD secret security clearance or higher is required.

  • Travel Expectations: 10-20%

  • Success in position requires consistent display of the following key abilities:

  • Rapid and effective problem solving: identify issues, analyze and interpret data and develop innovative solutions to a variety of complex problems;

  • Communication skills to document, develop, and present technical issues so that stakeholders across the organization readily understand the content and their related actions;

  • Schedule performance: influencing and collaborating across the organization to result in contract schedule success.

General Atomics and affiliated companies 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, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.