Strategic Programs Weapon Control Systems Engineering Technical Manager*

2 months ago
Required Clearance
Secret, obtainable within 24 months
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
GDMS - Legacy GDAIS Rate Structure

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's of Science or Technology degree in Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience to meet managerial expectations.


Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required at time of hire or obtainable within 12 months 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 an energetic, innovative and motivational leader for an exciting and challenging career with General Dynamics Mission Systems as a Strategic Programs Systems Engineering Technical Manager.  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.


Oversees and manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between project management and planning, project team, and line management
Reviews status of projects and budgets, manages schedules, and prepares status reports
Assesses project issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and client-satisfaction goals and objectives
Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers, line managers, clients and other stakeholders
Leads development of strategic projects or large tasks by applying engineering and organizational knowledge and expertise to achieve technical goals
Provides technical input to Engineering Management in linking project IP strategy to business roadmaps
Understands and interprets the technical, organizational and process aspects of the project
Plans and executes small to moderate sized projects or groups of projects
Responsible for the completion of assigned engineering projects within budgetary and scheduling guidelines
Leads a group of engineers and technicians as assigned
Directs, coordinates, and exercises functional authority for planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of engineering project within area of assigned responsibility
Participates in development of program strategies and teaming strategies on a single project
Participates in the development of executable project plans on proposals
Participates in the proposal process
Participates in continuous process improvement efforts
Actively uncovers technical and organizational risks and ensures they are included in risk mitigation plans
Communicates regularly with project customer, supplier(s), project team, and internal management
Deals regularly with support functions outside project within the division
Regular contact with section manager and some contact with upper level division management
Frequent contact with business development
Travel may be required <10%

Works performed without appreciable direction
Provides resolution to problems to a diverse range of complex problems which require the use of ingenuity and creativity
Is identified as the most effective performer by management
Provides strong technical direction in linking project IP strategy to business roadmaps
Understands and interprets the technical, organizational and process aspects of the project
•Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals
•Provides guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established company policies
•Recommends changes to policies and establishes procedures that affect immediate organization(s)
•Works with Business Development personnel
Expected to manage work, set objectives and meet commitments for self and others
Delegates assignments to others for developing solutions


Strong knowledge and experience with the Systems Engineering process and methodologies

Skilled at executing complex tasks
Strong ability to bridge communication across a team
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Effectively encourages trades across technical, contract and program domains of project
Strong ability in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
Strong motivational skills
Self-directed/ self-starting ability
Strong ability to lead, mentor, and motivate experienced technical staff
Strong ability to engage in continuous learning
Strong ability to communicate with managers and teammates
Works collaboratively with resources external to the functional or program team
Responsible for establishing and achieving operational objectives for a moderately complex function, program or program scope
Expected to integrate complex activities
Strong proficiency at all responsibilities associated with the position
Strong ability to recruit, manage and retain people
Typically has strong experience in this area of expertise
Distinguishing features can include: Functional: Oversight of a function with moderate size, complexity or impact
Demonstrates consistently high ratings on People Commitments


Knowledge and experiance with the Navy's Strategic program is preferred

Previous experience of leading teams and providing direction and leadership

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!


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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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