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General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Satellite Mission Assurance Engineer in Centennial, Colorado

Satellite Mission Assurance Engineer

Centennial, Colorado

Date posted 04/01/2021

Job ID 31620BR

Company General Atomics

Experience Level Senior (8+ years)

Job Title Satellite Mission Assurance Engineer

City Centennial

State Colorado

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Salary

Salary Minimum $111,476

Salary Maximum $178,362

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 Satellite Mission Assurance Engineer working on satellite systems to join our team located in Centennial, CO.


  • Provide proactive and pragmatic mission assurance engineering support as part of an integrated satellite project team.

  • Support projects to ensure that they are delivering to contractual mission assurance requirements and applicable plans.

  • Collect, document and present, as required, mission assurance related information.

  • Support project teams in management of discrepancies and bugs, working with the integrated satellite project team to address and close.

  • Support project teams in the management of engineering changes.

  • Manage and process requests for waiver and deviation of requirements in conjunction with the satellite system engineers, and wider project team.

  • Support mandatory inspection points as needed, involving review of documentation and general verification of the status.

  • Liaise with all levels of project team and engineering staff on mission assurance related matters and support other teams / disciplines as necessary.

  • Apply technical knowledge to analyze, investigate and resolve engineering problems.

  • Identify deviations from quality standards and provide guidance and mitigation.

  • Ensure effective quality control processes are being used and tracked

  • Chair Program Material Review and Failure Review Boards.

  • Monitor and support corrective actions, assure appropriate preventive action prior to approval

  • Lead Program Parts, Material and Process Control Board (PMPCB), provide minutes, and communicate results as needed.

  • Perform 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; twelve or more years of experience with a bachelors degree, ten or more years of experience with a masters degree, or seven or more years with a PhD. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • Technical background working in an environment in which mission assurance is a major consideration.

  • Experience with Failure Detection Isolation and Recovery (FDIR) analysis and testing.

  • Experience with Failure Modes Effects and Criticality (FMECA) analysis.

  • Be able to assess space parts levels, compare to requirements, and set up test plans for deltas.

  • Be able to assist with incoming electro-mechanical receiving inspection including review of space parts testing certification and acceptability.

  • Experience with quality management of hardware design, mechanical design, software design and production/flight hardware.

  • Experience with AS9100 or similar QA standards or methodologies.

  • Ability to understand projects are scalable based on customer needs and requirements.

  • Experience in space technologies or similar engineering background would be preferable.

  • Experience in a project led design and development environment.

  • A working understanding of some of the following technologies/disciplines would be an advantage: analogue / digital electronics and components, satellite integration and test

  • Familiarity with the satellite system life cycle, including launch, commissioning and operations.

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

  • Strong 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.

  • US citizenship is required.

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

Each job has a salary range which identifies the minimum, midpoint (market) and maximum base pay for the job. Pay rates are established based on the individual's knowledge, skill, experience and education/training needed to perform the job.

Travel Percentage Required 0 - 25

Relocation Assistance Provided Yes

US Citizenship Required? Yes

Clearance Required? No

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are an experienced professional, GA offers a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on our Total Rewards package, please click Apply Now below to be directed to the complete job description.

General Atomics 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, religious creed, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, transitioning status, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, medical condition, mental disability, physical disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. EEO is the law. We also prohibit compensation discrimination under all applicable laws.