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. Typically, the incumbent for this position has a thorough understanding of the product lifecycle management and engineering development “V Model.” Demonstrated experience in development of advanced products for airborne and/or space applications expected. The candidate must be able to evaluate customer mission requirements define functional, performance, and interface requirements at system, subsystem and component levels for an effective product design. 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:
Utilizing advance knowledge of technology principles, theories and concepts in the electrical, electromechanical, systems design, test and integration, and system qualification:
50% - Perform system design requirements and performance analysis, system trade studies, and provide system design solutions/concepts.
20% - Generate systems requirements document and review of test documents and validation and verification cases and procedures to ensure compliance and traceability to stakeholder requirements.
20% - Act as the technical lead on assigned program(s) to support internal and external customer reviews.
5% - Support marketing and business development and generate technical concepts and technical proposal volume.
5% - Travel to other Aerojet Rocketdyne, customer or supplier sites for design reviews and technical interface meetings.
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.
Work Environment and Physical Requirements:
Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.