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Computer Systems Engineer
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Job Description

Job ID#: 24146BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Job Title: Computer Systems Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

City: San Diego

State: California

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

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 Computer Systems Engineer in our GCS (Ground Control Station) Project Engineering Group


* Responsible for Computer Hardware and Operating System Design and IA Hardening for the GA-ASI Unmanned Aerial System.
* Will work with Senior and lead Engineers to develop new designs or modifications of existing systems as required to meet project requirements.
* Assignments are typically project based and outlined in terms of overall objectives and anticipated results. Work is reviewed at milestones or at completion. Applicant needs to be a self-motivated, self-starter.
* Work with peers and project teams to define computer system design requirements.
* Work with other groups such as Software Engineering, Configuration Management and Manufacturing personnel to facilitate tasks completion.
* Work with lead and peer Engineers on sustaining engineering tasks that impact existing GCS assemblies and sub-assemblies.
* Design, Create and Test Microsoft and Linux based computer systems and software images.
* Perform Information Assurance Hardening of Windows and Linux based Operating Systems to meet Cyber Security specifications
* Candidate must have working knowledge of incorporating Virtual Machines, creating dual/multi-boot systems, Information Assurance Hardening technics and employment of network based components.
* Candidate shall assist Lead and Peer Engineers in producing System Specifications, Image Creation Documents, Proof of Concept and Production Assemblies, Production Test Procedures (PTP), Integration and Information assurance documentation.
* Candidate must have engineering experience working with multiple computer platforms (Windows/Linux/VxWorks) and knowledge of client/server based computer systems.
* Candidate must be familiar with basic mechanical and electrical design concepts.
* Candidate must have knowledge of RETMA rack mountable equipment design and integration a plus.
* Candidate shall have the ability to organize, schedule and coordinate work phases, determining the appropriate approach at a given task level at the project level.

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 masters' degree.
* May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.
* 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 understand new concepts quickly; 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 excellent communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one engineering area; and, lead a team of less experienced professional employees on semi-routine tasks.
* Able to work extended hours as required.
* A Professional Engineering License is desirable.
* Must be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
* U.S. citizenship required.
* Certifications in the following: MCSA, MCP, Any Linux related certifications and/or training, CISSP, RHCSA, or CEH desired.

Travel Percentage Required : 0% - 25%

Clearance Required? Desired

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