Aerojet Rocketdyne is seeking a Principal Systems Engineer to join our facility in Canoga Park, CA (Los Angeles area).
As a recognized authority in Systems Engineering with a strong background in space power electronics system design, you will develop solutions to unique and challenging problems in support of major company programs. He/she will be responsible for design and overseeing test and integration efforts to ensure design compliance with system functional and performance requirements. He/she is responsible for system trade studies. Experience with hardware and software technologies, electrical power conversion, DC/DC conversion, FPGA, space electronics design and qualification, EEE parts management, analog circuit design, circuit modeling, electromagnetic testing is highly desirable. Typical responsibilities include:
Transformation of the stakeholder expectations into a definition of the problem and into a complete set of technical requirements at system, subsystem and component levels.
Defining product breakdown structure and establishing requirements process flow for the system under development.
Participate and direct system design and development at all stages of development lifecycle, requirements capture flowdown, preliminary design, critical design, product realization, design verification testing, system integration, qualification and certification.
Plan methods of approach, define scope of the problem, evaluate data and define novel concepts and approaches.
Anticipate technical risk and problem, define mitigation plans, stay abreast of technology advancement and be cognizant of the work of other peer group members at other companies.
Plan, conduct and technically direct the efforts of technical support staff.
Lead the product design team throughout the development lifecycle. Responsible for ensuring the fidelity of design solution to comply with stakeholder requirements and expectations.
Lead engineering member in all program phase gate reviews with internal and external customers.
On an as needed basis support the Marketing and Business Development teams in support of proposals.
Serve as a technical advisor for the company in the application of advanced theories, concepts, principle and processes for an assigned area of responsibility.
Strengthen the technical capacity of the company and facilitate transfer of knowledge and technology by mentoring less experience engineers and team members.
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Physics (advance degree preferred) with emphasis in electrical systems design and a minimum of fourteen years of directly related experience in systems engineering and product development or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
US Citizenship required. Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 13570
About Aerojet Rocketdyne
At Aerojet Rocketdyne, our people further the exploration of space, and keep America safe. It doesn’t get much better than that. A world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, our projects present tangible opportunities for you to make a significant impact and be recognized for your outstanding work.Founded in 1942, we have a long history of accomplishments, but here are just a few:•Our monopropellant hydrazine thrusters helped guide NASA’s Mars Science Lab to a successful landing on August 5, 2012. The much anticipated landing delivered the rover Curiosity to the Martian surface.•Aerojet Rocketdyne provided solid rocket boosters and other propulsion for the Juno spacecraft. Juno will arrive at Jupiter in 2016.•Every Delta IV mission to date has used Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion to help launch a variety of satellites for military and commercial customers.In addition to medical/dental/vision insurance, our benefits include a 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement, vacation, sick leave, year-end shut down and more. Aerojet Rocketdyne has openings ...in various locations throughout the US.Aerojet Rocketdyne is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, Women, Veterans & Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.