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General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Space Systems Engineering Manager in Centennial, Colorado

Space Systems Engineering Manager

Centennial, Colorado

Date posted 03/23/2021

Job ID 31551BR

Company General Atomics

Experience Level Management

Job Title Space Systems Engineering Manager

City Centennial

State Colorado

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Salary

Salary Minimum $120,574

Salary Maximum $192,919

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 Space System Engineering Manager working on satellite systems to join our team located in Centennial, CO.


  • Develop and implement current, annual and long-term technical, schedule, quality, and business objectives for the space system engineering team.

  • Ensure technical leadership and excellence is maintained by directing and participating in the planning, selection, retention, and development of staff as well as the selection, training and implementation of engineering tools.

  • Lead mission, system and operational concept development for satellite missions for the space segments

  • Oversee and participate in the system level design of space systems across all phases of projects, requirement analysis, sensitivity analysis, mission analysis, and design trade-offs.

  • Oversee and participate in the system level design of small satellites for bid and proposals, product development and satellite operations.

  • Lead and apply system engineering principles to the selection and design of subsystems and components.

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

  • Identify engineering issues and provide leadership in developing solutions.

  • Prepare technical responses to bids, presentation materials and reports, for a variety of applications and customers.

  • Lead and actively participate in customer and supplier meetings and presentations at all project stages.

  • Liaise with customer and supplier staff, and staff from other parts of GA.

  • Participate in technology roadmap development.

  • Perform others 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, Masters or PhD in engineering or a related technical field as well as eleven or more years of progressively complex engineering experience with at least five of those years having management responsibilities. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.

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

  • Experience in managing a team in the research, development, test and evaluation of satellites is required.

  • Experience in defining and deriving requirements from Mission down to component to INCOSE standards.

  • Experience with all aspects of the satellite system design life cycle, including spacecraft level environmental testing, launch, and operations.

  • Demonstrated technical expertise in the application of engineering principles, concepts, theory, and practice as well as management and leadership skills including organizing, planning, scheduling, and coordinating workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones.

  • Ability to work both independently and within a multidisciplinary team environment is required.

  • Must possess the ability to resolve complex management and technical problems.

  • Strong communication, leadership, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required to enable an effective interface with other departments, all levels of management, professional and support staff, customers, potential customers, and government representatives.

  • Must be able to work extended hours and travel as required and be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and workloads.

  • US citizenship 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.