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Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 7:18 AM


General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation. With a global team of 13,000+ top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas. Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency. We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose. You will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded. If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran

Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.

Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required.

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Fire Control System (FCS) Systems Lead. This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.

The selected candidate will apply GDMS and SP23 processes and practices to provide technical leadership and mentoring to an inter-disciplinary engineering team in tasks and activities including, but not limited to, concept development, requirements analysis, design analysis, implementation, safety and information assurance assessments, problem resolution, software test, and system integration & test. The candidate will also provide technical leadership in the preparation and conduct of Customer-level reviews, including Concept Review, Requirements Reviews, PDRs, CDRs, Production Readiness Reviews, and Test Readiness Reviews. The selected candidate will have excellent oral and written communications skills, support frequent communications with the customer and GDMS management, and have the ability to team with multiple internal and external stakeholders. The selected candidate will foster team collaboration and mentoring among team members. The selected candidate will grasp and apply new information quickly and develop solutions to highly complex problems that require significant ingenuity, innovation and creativity. The selected candidate will show initiative on assignments and exercise independent judgment.

The selected candidate will perform work without appreciable direction and will, in conjunction with the Deputy Program Managers Engineering (DPME), provide direction to the Integrated Product Teams consisting of internal development and support organizations including Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Quality Management, Engineering Support Services, and Configuration Management. The selected candidate will be a primary participant at external meetings and reviews with program team members including Government Customers, Prime Contractors, Government Laboratories, and Program Support Agencies.

Performs requirements analysis, requirements definition, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis, system design, detail trade studies, systems integration and test (verification), validation and interface definition studies of subsystem or system elements under supervision of the lead systems engineer
Performs technical planning, cost and risk analyses, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for subsystems and system elements
Performs customer requirements analysis, develops system requirements and defines allocations to lower levels (elements and components)
Performs detailed technical analyses for a subsystem or system elements
May provide system accreditation/certification evaluation and test support to ensure all technical security features (e.g., identification, authentication, access control, labeling, and auditing) of the system are considered and function properly
Supports the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle
May provide leadership and/or direction to lower level employees
Independently determines proposed approach to solutions
Contributes to the completion of major programs and projects
Plans and executes project tasks for activities described above
Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills
Defines processes for technical platforms, system specifications, input/output and working parameters for hardware and/or software compatibility
Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
Designs a complete and complex framework, system or product
Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses
Regular contact with senior levels of internal work groups
Works under limited direction
Contact with DPME and other professionals within the Engineering department and with project teams across the company
Frequent contact with external customers
Travel may be required (10%)
Security clearance may be required
Provides resolution to a diverse range of complex problems
Independently determines approach to solutions
Keeps abreast of technology trends
Contributes to the achievement of business objectives

Demonstrated successful execution of technical refresh programs
Understanding of the OHIO Class submarine Fire Control System preferred
Demonstrated successful execution of GDMS and SP23 processes preferred
Highly proficient use and understanding of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories
Highly proficient knowledge of other related disciplines
Highly proficient with requirements management & system modeling tools
Recognizes various architectural patterns
Highly proficient in Microsoft Office applications
Highly proficient written and verbal communications skills
Ability to sell concepts and ideas
Creative thinker
Ability to multi-task
Highly proficient ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and effectively handle complex assignments
Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
Highly proficient ability in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
Highly proficient ability to clearly report relevant to sound systems engineering design

• Location: Pittsfield, MA, Springfield

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