• San Diego, CA, USA
  • 139000-166000
  • Salary
  • Full Time

About the Company

Global Air Logistics and Training, Inc. (GALT Aerospace) is a non-traditional defense contractor whose vision is a rapid innovator solving the world's critical security challenges to enable warriors to win...decisively. GALT Aerospace subscribes to Col John Boyd's tenet "Wars are won by people, ideas and equipment, IN THAT ORDER." Warriors need tools (equipment) that are flexible. GALT Aerospace will always satisfy the warrior with such tools.

Founded in 2015, GALT Aerospace provides simple, effective information capabilities to support all levels of war and to drive information to the lowest levels possible, enabling faster decision cycles and decisive results. GALT Aerospace uniquely focuses on architecture solutions, effective open systems integration and rapid prototyping, fielding and operations.

At GALT Aerospace, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary and nationally relevant systems. We look for people who have bold new ideas, with courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future and have fun. Our culture is based on Customer Focused Innovation, which thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we strive to do what others think is impossible. Our Programs are typically Rapid Development and Demonstrations of Advanced Integrated Communication Systems in a SWaP-constrained military airborne platform.

Job Location

San Diego, CA, Onsite with possible occasional/part-time telecommuting. Minimal domestic travel required, possibly 10% of time.

Job Description

GALT Aerospace is seeking a talented Electrical Engineer to perform all Electronic Systems Design related to Communication Mission Payload System Development and Installation Design onto the Platform. This includes: development, test, and integration of complex airborne communications systems and supporting electronic hardware systems. This individual would act as a responsible design engineer (RDE) on hardware for multiple systems and programs. The candidate will be responsible for electronic hardware development including: architecture design, Comm & RF systems analysis, detailed electrical system design, performing customer briefings/reviews, hardware test, site integration, and post-delivery support. The candidate will work closely with other engineering functions in a team environment, including: Flight Engineering, Systems Engineering, Product Engineering, Software Engineering, Production, Procurement, and Program Management to meet schedule and technical performance requirements. 


The ideal candidate has a broad range of experience with design, integration, and test of at least one or more of the following:

  • System and Platform level Electronic design, development, test, and integration

  • Communications System Analysis, design, development, test, platform integration and post-delivery support

  • RF Analysis, Link Budgets, Cascade Analysis, Cosite Analysis, Antenna specification / selection, and RF Electronics Design

  • Airborne Power Systems and payload integration

  • Compose and present design reviews for internal and external customers

  • Develop TDP (Tech Data) and performance data packages

Required Skills, Experience, and Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or related STEM degree from an accredited institution

  • 10+ years of experience in a related Engineering Environment

  • Military &/or Aircraft related Electrical System Design and I&T experience

  • U.S. Citizenship required

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) personnel security clearance required

Preferred Skills, Experience and Education

  • Familiar with Military Communications LOS Waveforms, including: Link-16, TTNT, CDL, BE-CDL, Chaotic waveforms, ANW-2, TSM-X, etc.

  • Familiar with SATCOM BLOS Waveforms, including: WGS, DVB-S2, PTW, Iridium, Inmarsat, Starlink, etc.

  • Design and test experience in comm systems / RF technology

  • RF Systems Analysis and RF measurement

  • Integration of various Military radios on an airborne platform

  • Airborne Wiring, Cabling, Electrical Power Conversion-Conditioning and Distribution: including EMI-EMC ramifications

  • Familiar with MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-704, DO-160, MIL-HDBK-516

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Advanced studies / Degree in a STEM area

  • Active DOD Secret, TS/SCI, or SSBI clearance

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to sit or stand for 1 hour at a time

  • Must be able to operate a computer

At GALT Aerospace, base pay is one part of our total compensation package and is determined within a range. This provides the opportunity to progress as one grows and develops within a role. The base pay range for this role is between $139,000-$166,000, and a specific candidate's base pay will depend on their skills, qualifications, experience, and location.

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