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General Atomics Aeronautical SystemsTitle:
RF EngineerJob Category:
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time SalaryJob 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 RF Engineer in our Datalinks group.
Under some supervision this position supports the engineering staff in the analysis investigation and resolution of datalink and RF engineering tasks of moderate scope and complexity. Assignments are normally accompanied by general instructions and suggestions outlining possible approaches sources or information and potential problems to be encountered with work reviewed regularly for soundness of technical judgment overall adequacy and accuracy. Tasks involve the exercise of independent judgment and discretion about matters of significance. Document findings and implement solutions and communicates results to engineering staff.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
+ Apply technical knowledge to analyze investigate and resolve assigned engineering problems in the areas of Beyond Line Of Sight (BLOS) satellite datalinks and Line-Of-Sight (LOS) datalinks for Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). Perform integration/testing with aircraft and ground control stations for RF design analysis and IP networking over a RF environment.
+ Provide Subject Matter Expert (SME) assistance to other engineering groups in the area of datalink and RF engineering.
+ Coordinate and interface with customers on requirements and flow down the requirements to the corresponding engineering groups.
+ Perform sub-contractor technical management to ensure technical requirements are satisfied.
+ Support System Integration Lab (SIL) integration and flight test of datalink and RF functions. Work with other engineering groups on test plan procedure and report.
+ Develop appropriate documentation of findings and implements solutions.
+ Performs other duties as assigned.
+ Responsible for observing all laws regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.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; four or more years of experience with a bachelors degree or two or more years of experience with a masters degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
+ Preferred three years of experience in one of the following areas: IP Networked RF systems satellite communications systems or communications data links common data link (CDL) tactical data links or VHF/UHF communications.
+ 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. Willing to travel (including supporting flight tests) up to 25%.
+ May be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance.Travel Percentage Required:
0% - 25%Clearance Required?
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