General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Sr. Electrical Engineer - Power Systems in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 19251BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Sr. Electrical Engineer - Power Systems

Job Category: Engineering

City: San Diego

State: California

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

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: Desired

Job Summary:

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

We have an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Electrical Engineer- Power Systems to join the GA-ASI: Mission Systems division, directly reporting to the Manager of Circuits & Electronic Systems. We are looking for an experienced Electrical Hardware/System Engineer, who will be engaged in developing Analog, Digital, RF hardware that solves critical problems for the GA-ASI payload systems. The successful candidate will engage at all level from complete systems to circuit boards.


  • Determines technical objectives for solution(s) to advanced technical engineering problems.

  • Represents the organization as a prime technical contact within and engineering team for assigned project(s)/program(s).

  • Function in an advisory and leadership role for a project/program and provide direction and guidance to less experienced professional staff or team of professional staff.

  • Formulates plans and guides the development and implementation of engineering solution(s) including deployment, resource requirements, testing, documentation, integration and compliance and safety.

  • Plans and coordinates the maintenance of engineering solutions including, documentation, reporting, publishing, and making technical and other presentations to ensure viability of the solution(s) in an evolving environment.

  • Plans for future applications of solutions based on new developments in engineering technology.

  • Participates in or may lead the development of new or expansion of existing business opportunities.

Clearance Level: Secret

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; 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.

  • Experience in digital/analog design & schematic capture of electrical and electro-optical systems

  • Experience decomposing customer needs into system, sub-system and hardware requirements.

  • Experience with AC and DC power system design ranging from 1kW to 15kW power regulation, distribution and circuit design.

  • Experience with Integration and Testing of Electronic systems.

  • Proficiency with modeling & simulating systems (MATLAB, SPICE, etc.)

  • Experience with embedded programming (C, C++, VHDL) a plus

  • Ability to guide a design from concept through development into production

  • Some travel and extended work schedules may be required.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain DoD Security Clearance. Active Secret/Top Secret preferred.

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.