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General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Applied Mathematician - Engineer in Longmont, Colorado

Job ID#: 31063BR

Company: General Atomics

Title: Applied Mathematician - Engineer

Job Category: Engineering

City: Longmont

State: Colorado

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 an Applied Mathematician - Engineer with our Optical Technologies group in Longmont, CO. Under general supervision and with on-going review this position supports the engineering staff with modeling, simulation, and analysis of optical propagation of light through the atmosphere. Assignments are normally accompanied by general instructions and suggestions, outlining possible approaches, sources or information, and potential problems to be encountered with work reviewed regularly for soundness of technical judgment, overall adequacy and accuracy. Tasks involve the exercise of independent judgment and discretion about matters of significance. Documents findings and implemented solutions and communicates results to engineering staff. Contacts are primarily internal with infrequent inter-organization or customer contact on routine matters. May provide direction to design or technician staff.


  • Applies basic technical knowledge to analyze, investigate and resolve assigned problems.

  • Develops mathematical models of relevant physical phenomena to

  • Obtains and analyzes test data.

  • Develops appropriate documentation of findings and implemented solutions, and communicates results to project engineering staff.

  • May be required to make technical presentations.

  • May provide direction to design staff or technicians.

  • 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.

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

Clearance Level: Secret

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelors or masters degree in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and two or more years of engineering experience with a bachelors degree. May substitute equivalent engineering experience in lieu of education.

  • Must have a general understanding of mathematical concepts, principles, and theory with technical experience demonstrating the application of those concepts.

  • Specific aptitude with numerical solutions to differential equations, complex variables, and discrete Fourier Transforms is a plus.

  • Working knowledge with MATLAB

  • 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, and interpersonal skills are required to enable an effective interface with other professionals, to produce appropriate documentation, and to present results an audience.

  • Must be able to work both independently and on a team.

  • Able to work extended hours as required.

  • Ability to 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.

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 individuals knowledge, skill, experience and education/training needed to perform the job

US Citizenship Required?: Yes

Experience Level: Entry-Level (0-2 years)

Relocation Assistance Provided?: Yes

Salary Minimum: 72,413

Salary Maximum 108,619

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.