General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Staff RAM Engineer in San Diego, California

Job ID# 12576BR

Company General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title Staff RAM Engineer

Job Category Engineering

City San Diego

State California

Regular/Temp Regular Employee

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Salary

Job Summary General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Staff RAM Engineer in our System Safety/RAM group in Poway, CA.


  • Under general supervision, this position is supporting Reliability, Availability & Maintainability (RAM) Engineering Department activities related to the execution of RAM Programs and other RAM analyses for GA-ASI’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Ability to learn multiple aircraft subsystems to become an expert on how the systems work as a whole.

  • Development of a Reliability Program Plan, Reliability, Maintainability, and Testability Predictions and Allocations, Failure Modes Effects Criticality Analysis, circuit analysis including tolerance analysis, reporting and support of the Failure Tracking System (FRACAS), Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Analysis.

  • Ability to impact design through clear and concise Reliability & Maintainability analysis and design requirements.

  • Assess reliability performance through system life cycle, provide trend analysis, develop and monitor reliability growth program, and participate in US Government scoring boards as required.

  • Support the design assurance processes, and other related milestones such as PDRs and CDRs.

  • Support System Safety hazard analyses as required.

Job Qualifications

  • Typically requires a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or PhD in engineering or a related technical discipline from an accredited institution and progressive engineering experience as follows; six or more years of experience with a bachelor’s degree, four or more years of experience with a master’s degree, or two or more years with a PhD.

  • Defense acquisition experience and knowledge a plus.

  • Experience with Unmanned Vehicles systems a plus.

  • Develop and present technical presentations.

  • Must have a thorough understanding of engineering concepts, principles, codes, and theory; experience demonstrating a broad application of those concepts; and, expanding knowledge of principles, concepts, theory, and practices in related technical specialties.

  • Must possess the ability to develop and communicate new concepts; apply them accurately throughout an evolving environment; 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.

  • Must have strong communication, computer, documentation, presentation, and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform complex tasks in one or more engineering areas; capable of representing the organization as a prime technical contact and, lead a team of moderately experienced professional employees on single component projects.

  • Able to work extended hours as required.

  • US Citizenship required.

  • May be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance.

Travel Percentage Required 0% - 25%

Clearance Required? No

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.