6 months ago(8/3/2017 10:33 AM)
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Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
General Dynamics Mission Systems

Basic Qualifications

The EMI/TEMPEST Engineer position requires a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent related field, or the equivalent experience is required.   In addition, 10+ years of relevant experience is required; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.





Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS), a market leader and technology innovator, is seeking talented professionals to deliver cutting edge solutions to our customers.


GDMS is seeking an experienced EMI/TEMPEST Engineer with a strong background in TEMPEST. Experience with High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) and Lightning is also desirable. As a senior member of the EMI/TEMPEST team the candidate will perform EMI and TEMPEST design, analysis and testing tasks for a wide variety of tactical communications systems and ruggedized communications and computer equipment for military applications. Products range from tabletop subsystems to large complex vehicular systems.



TEMPEST Engineer tasks include:

  • Review of customer requirement specifications for TEMPEST requirements for new product proposals
  • Participate in design reviews and provide detailed, cost effective, TEMPEST design guidance required for compliance with TEMPEST standards
  • Work closely with product development teams for qualification of products to NSTISSAM TEMPEST/1-92, CNSSAM TEMPEST 01-02, and CNSSAM TEMPEST/1-13
  • As a CTP, or under supervision of a CTP, perform TEMPEST testing
  • Troubleshoot problems as needed and recommend cost effective solutions with minimal design impact
  • Prepare TEMPEST Control Plans, Test plans and Test reports

EMI/EMC tasks include:

  • Review of customer requirement specifications for EMI/EMC requirements for new product proposals
  • Prepare EMC Control Plans and participate in design reviews to provide detailed design guidance on filters, shielding of ventilation, gaskets, transient protection needs, cable shielding, etc.
  • Provide cost effective design guidance needed for compliance with military EMI/EMC standards.
  • Determine the need for transient protection for electromagnetic threats including HEMP, Lightning, MIL-STD-1275, Directed Energy weapons, etc.
  • Use Electromagnetic modeling tools such as FEKO, CTS, etc. in support of EMI/HEMP/Lightning design
  • Perform EMI testing and troubleshoot EMI problems as needed and recommend cost effective solutions with minimal design impact
  • Prepare EMI test plans and reports

 Required skills include:

  • Ability to provide detailed EMI and TEMPEST design guidance
  • Familiarity with military EMI/EMC standards including MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-464, etc
  • Perform testing in accordance with MIL-STD-461
  • Familiar with TEMPEST/1-92 and CNSSAM TEMPEST 01-02 measurements and testing
  • Familiarity with test equipment such as oscilloscopes, EMI/TEMPEST receivers, Spectrum and Network analyzers, etc.
  • Familiarity with test equipment control programs such as HPVEE and/or TILE
  • Candidate must be able to work independently, communicate clearly and effectively with internal employees and customers
  • Candidate must be a Certified TEMPEST Professional (CTP) or have the background to apply and obtain certification
  • Demonstrated mastery of practical engineering application


Preferred skills

  • Certified TEMPEST Professional (CTP) is preferred. Non-CTP candidates should have the background to apply for and obtain certification
  • Design experience with High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) and Lightning.


Department of Defense Secret clearance required at time of hire.  The selected candidate must be able to obtain a Top Secret within a reasonable amount of time from date 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. 

Company Overview

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


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