General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Systems Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama

Job ID#: 21371BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Systems Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

City: Huntsville

State: Alabama

Full-Time/Part-Time: Part-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 for a part-time systems engineer in our Systems Engineering, Integration, and Test Department. This position will support a variety of space and weapon system projects in Huntsville, AL.


  • Provide systems engineering support to the development of small satellites, projectiles, missiles, or sensor systems.

  • Provide systems engineering support for: development and management of design requirements, Concept of Operations definition, functional decomposition, verification plans, system architectures, interface definitions, design reviews, risk management, subcontractor statements of work, integrated master schedules, etc.

  • Facilitate rapid resolution of delays and issues that impact of systems engineering activities through real-time, thorough communication with task leads, program management and other leadership as required.

  • Collaborate daily with GA engineering and program management teams.

  • Produce systems engineering documentation and make technical presentations as required.

  • Support development, review, and editing of technical documents and proposals as required.

  • Perform 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 or master’s degree 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 bachelor’s degree, four or more years of experience with a master’s degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education

  • US citizenship is required.

  • Demonstrate strong systems engineering expertise including definition and development of system and subsystem level technical requirements, requirements validation and verification processes including required analyses and testing, risk management including risk identification and mitigation planning.

  • Experience with Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) and MBSE tools such as MagicDraw is highly desired.

  • 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.

  • Ability to multi-task, demonstrate strong initiative and work ethic, and work effectively with minimal direct supervision.

  • Able to work extended hours as required.

  • Travel expectation: 10-20%.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOD security clearance up to Top Secret level if needed.

  • 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 project 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.