General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Pulse Power Electrical Engineer in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 17742BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Pulse Power Electrical Engineer

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 (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 currently have an exciting opportunity for a Pulse Power Electrical Engineer to join our Missile Defense Engineering team located in Rancho Bernardo, CA.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Applies technical knowledge to analyze, investigate and resolve assigned engineering problems related to pulsed power systems.

  • Performs functional testing and troubleshooting of equipment and systems in assigned area by utilizing standard engineering and scientific principles.

  • Obtains and analyzes test data.

  • Develops appropriate documentation of findings and implemented solutions. May be required to make brief technical presentations.

  • May provide direction to design and/or technical staff.

  • Maintains the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • 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 bachelors degree, masters degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; nine or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, seven or more years of experience with a masters degree, or four or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance is required.

  • Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Applied Physics, or Physics degree desired.

  • Must have a general understanding of engineering concepts, principles, and theory with technical experience demonstrating the application of those concepts while ensuring safety and regulatory compliance.

  • Should have laboratory experience with pulsed power systems, experience designing and analyzing high voltage systems, and proficiency with circuit simulation tools (e.g. Simplorer or PSpice).

  • Familiarity with Matlab and LabView is a plus.

  • Familiarity with capacitor-based pulse power, Marx generators, pulse forming networks, and/or transmission lines is beneficial.

  • Must possess the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment and organize work assignments to meet established timetables.

  • Good communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required, as well as the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Must be able to work extended hours as required

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.