Antenna Engineer

General Atomics in San Diego, CA

  • Industry: Engineering - Others
  • Type: Full Time
position filled

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 have an exciting opportunity for an Antenna Engineer to join the GA-ASI division, sitting here in San Diego, CA. The successful candidate will be part of a small, multi-disciplined team of engineers engaged in R&D with an emphasis on antennas, electromagnetic applications, and RF systems using advanced materials and devices to develop next generation physical layer solutions for Unmanned Air Vehicles and other applications. This position will require working with a GA team that covers technical backgrounds in RF and mixed signal design, signal processing, FPGAs, Mechanical, and Materials engineering. The R&D activity is expected to transition over time to the production of flight-qualified hardware.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide antenna systems design/analysis support and requirements across a diverse range of platforms.
  • In depth electromagnetic analysis for radome development and other advanced R&D programs.
  • Participate in proposal preparation and technical analysis in support of new business activities.
  • Lead or assist the project lead to manage system requirements, and lead technical problem resolution across engineering disciplines during the execution of the program.
  • Provide technical support to insure that work products meet requirements through fabrication and test.
  • Prepare and present status/progress reports, PDR & CDR presentations, and formal proposals to senior level personnel and customers.
  • 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 Bachelor's degree, Master's degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; four or more years of experience with a Bachelor's degree or two or more years of experience with a Master's degree.
  • Must have a complete understanding of engineering concepts, 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.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates a detailed and extensive technical expertise and application of engineering principles, concepts, theory, and practice with the ability to organize, plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones with some experience in project leadership.
  • Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required enabling an effective leadership interface with other departments, all levels of management, professional and support staff, customers, potential customers, and government representatives. Customer focused, formulates plans based on the development of innovative new designs in resolving advanced technical engineering problems.
  • Must be customer focused, able to work on a self-initiated basis or in a team environment and able to work extended hours and travel as required.
  • Proficiency with electromagnetic analysis software such as HFSS, FEKO or CST Microwave Studio.
  • Experience with AWR or ADS microwave circuit simulator is desired.
  • Proficiency with MATLAB, Python, C/C++ is desired.
  • Familiarity with antenna measurements (anechoic chamber, outdoor range, laboratory).
  • An active DoD Security Clearance is required 

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