• San Diego, CA, USA
  • 97000-107000
  • Full Time

About 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 Systems Engineer to perform all Systems Engineering functions related to Communication Mission Payload System Development, System I&T, Platform Installation, final Weapon System Ground and Flight Tests, and Air-Worthiness Certifications. At GALT Aerospace, Systems Engineers are responsible for leading collaborative rapid development of complex SWAP-constrained systems for military airborne and ground integrated communication systems for Command and Control applications.

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 candidate will focus on command and control and Tactical Data Link (TDL) systems. The qualified candidate will work in a rapid integration and testing environment as part of a multi-disciplinary team. The selected candidate will perform a wide variety of tasks ranging from System and Software requirements assessment, System and Software Integration and Test, Concept/Prototype Development, to include customer site support activities, and demonstration test and evaluation activities. The integration and test tasks involve all aspects of hardware and software integration including the planning and conduct of formal systems test activities at contractor, or customer sites.


The ideal candidate will have experience with one or more of the following:

  • Develop CONOPs based on Customer Intent

  • Develop Architectures to support the CONOPs

  • Requirements Analysis & Decomposition into the Architecture ending with Controlled Documents

  • Requirements Traceability from Customer Needs through all designs to Val-Ver and Certs

  • Support Requirements Transition into SW Code and Unit Testing

  • Oversee Tracking of Problem Reports and Requirement Changes into future Design Releases

  • Oversee Agile Development of both HW & SW to ensure a Design Cycle Heartbeat

  • Support development of test approach and test requirements

  • Perform System Level Analysis on various disciplines to ensure System Performance margins

  • Support execution and demonstrations, according to the program schedule

  • Manage the collection, reduction, and analysis of test data

  • Support Generation of test reports

  • Collaborate with Engineering group and customers for new requirements and approaches to meet them

  • Oversee and review the technical content of test procedures, drawings, engineering specifications, reports, Engineering Change Orders, and other documentation associated with the design and build of the products

  • Lead Integration and testing of multiple hardware and software subsystems

Required Skills, Experience, and Education

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

  • 1-2+ years of experience in a related Engineering Environment. Open to new grads.

  • Military &/or Aircraft related 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, MADL, IFDL, etc.

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

  • Design and I&T experience in Military comm systems / RF technology

  • Integration of various Military radios on an airborne platform

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

  • Team player with a proactive attitude and the ability to be productive in a dynamic environment

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment

  • Strong oral and written communications skills

  • Strong critical and analytical thinking

  • Ability to take initiative, multi-task and work well under pressure

  • 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 $97,000-$107,000 and a specific candidate's base pay will depend on their skills, qualifications, experience, and location.

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