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Specialist Engineer, Electrical Engineering

Location: Canoga Park, CA 91304

Salary: Yearly Salary

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Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our websites at www.Rocket.com and www.AerojetRocketdyne.com

This position is for a Specialist Engineer Level 4. The candidate will serve as a recognized authority in Systems Engineering with a strong background in space power electronics system design who will develop solutions to unique and challenging problems in support of major company programs. 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.

As a Specialist Engineer, you will plan methods of approach, define scope of the problem, evaluate data and define novel concepts and approaches. Lead the product design team throughout the development lifecycle. Responsible for ensuring the fidelity of design solution to comply with stakeholder requirements and expectations. Serve as a technical advisor for the company in the application of advanced theories, concepts, principle and processes for an assigned area of responsibility.

50% - Perform system design requirements and performance analysis, system trade studies and provide system design solutions/concepts. Define product breakdown structure and establish requirements process flow for the system under development. Participate and direct system design and development at all stages of development lifecycle, requirements capture flowdown, preliminary design, critical design, product realization, design verification testing, system integration, qualification and certification. Plan, conduct and technically direct the efforts of technical support staff. Strengthen the technical capacity of the company and facilitate transfer of knowledge and technology by mentoring less experience engineers and team members.

20% - Generate systems requirements document, review of test documents and validation and verification cases and procedures to ensure compliance and traceability to stakeholder requirements. Lead the transformation of the stakeholder expectations into a definition of the problem and into a complete set of technical requirements at system, subsystem and component levels.

20% - Act as the program(s) technical lead supporting internal and external customer reviews. Anticipate technical risk and problem, define mitigation plans, stay abreast of technology advancement and be cognizant of the work of other peer group members at other companies. Lead engineering member in all program phase gate reviews with internal and external customers.

5% - Support marketing and business development and generate technical concepts and technical proposal volume. On an as needed basis support the Marketing and Business Development teams in support of proposals.

5% - Travel to other Aerojet Rocketdyne, customer and/or supplier sites for design reviews and technical interface meetings.

Requires a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Physics (Advance degree preferred) with an emphasis in electrical systems design and a minimum of 9 years of directly related experience in systems engineering and product development or an equivalent combination of education and experience is desired.

Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship).

Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced knowledge of technology principles, theories and concepts in the electrical, electromechanical, systems design, test and integration, and system qualification required.

  • Thorough understanding of the product lifecycle management and engineering development “V Model.”

  • Must have demonstrated experience in development of advanced products for airborne and/or space applications.

  • 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.

Work Environment/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.


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Job Summary

  • Company:
    Aerojet Rocketdyne - Canoga Park
  • Location:
    Canoga Park, CA 91304
  • Job Type:
    Full Time , Employee
  • Salary:
    Yearly Salary
  • Work Experience:
    10+ to 15 Years
  • Industries:
    Aerospace and Defense
  • Occupation:
    Aeronautic/Avionic Engineering
    Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  • Education Level:
    Bachelor's Degree
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About Us

At Aerojet Rocketdyne, our people further the exploration of space, and keep America safe. It doesn't get much better than that. A world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, our projects present tangible opportunities for you to make a significant impact and be recognized for your outstanding work.