Bluefin Robotics Autonomous Undersea Systems (AUS) Chief Engineer

3 months ago
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Employment Type
Full Time
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GDMS - Legacy GDAIS Rate Structure

Basic Qualifications

The Autonomous Undersea Systems (AUS) Chief Engineer position requires a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Ocean Engineering, Electrical, Systems, or Computer Engineering or the equivalent, and a minimum of twelve years of directly related experience. Applicants with a master's degree and a minimum of ten years of directly related experience are also eligible.


A 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. 

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Bluefin Robotics Autonomous Undersea Systems (AUS) Chief Engineer.  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.


Key Responsibilities

The Autonomous Undersea Systems (AUS) Chief Engineer will be responsible for managing the execution of multiple engineering teams (which may include subcontractors) to achieve the overall goals of the customers in AUS market areas, while maintaining schedule and cost goals.


The Autonomous Undersea Systems (AUS) Chief Engineer will interface with Program Management, Business Development, and the customer as well as provide technical guidance with the Deputy Program Manager Engineers (DPMEs) for individual programs and tasks.   The role will require technical leadership in the effort to analyze, design, develop and test GDMS systems to ensure the integration of software, hardware, reliability, maintainability, safety and other requirements in the total engineering effort.  Additional responsibilities include formulating operational concepts; performing mission, functional, cost-benefit and risk analysis; collaborating with systems architects in selecting systems architectures, recommending and planning internal investments (IRAD and NBD activities), and developing long term technology roadmaps in cooperation with customers.


The successful Autonomous Undersea Systems (AUS) Chief Engineer candidate must have:

  • Demonstrated passion for innovation, a sophisticated understanding and system level experience with various engineering systems and the ability to further advance General Dynamics Mission Systems technology
  • Demonstrated history of leading large, distributed, and multi-disciplinary engineering teams
  • Experience as a technical lead on proposals containing significant engineering development and manufacturing content
  • Experience in full engineering life-cycle to include: concept development, customer engagement and shaping, solution and proposal creation, design, integration, test, verification, validation, logistics, training, sustainment and obsolescence handling
  • Experience designing, specifying requirements, inspecting, verifying, and testing autonomous undersea systems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and be comfortable briefing senior leaders both within the company and the customer's organization
  • Experience and technical background/knowledge that would support the design and development of autonomous undersea vehicles and control systems and payloads for MCM, ISR, and ASW missions.
  • Experience and technical knowledge in the following areas:
    • UUV systems, power systems for UUVs, RF/Satellite communications, network design and architecture
    • Deployment equipment and techniques used for launch and recovery of UUVs from a variety of maritime platforms.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Develop systems architectures and deployment concepts for autonomous undersea systems
  • Lead technical activities on acquisition proposal teams and program execution
  • Perform cost estimations
  • Serve as the technical lead for technology engineering development teams
  • Deliver innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet customers changing business needs
  • Support and engage in programs, projects and practices behind the General Dynamics Mission Systems culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedure
  • Follow industry and department trends and developments to ensure General Dynamics Mission Systems services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices


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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