Entry-level Hardware Engineer

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

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, a related specialized area or field, or equivalent experience is required.



Applicants selected may 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 January and June 2018 openings for Entry-level Hardware Engineers.  These positions provide 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.



Entry-level Hardware Engineers research, design and develop information processing hardware as well as various electrical components, mechanisms, materials, circuitry, equipment and processes. In addition to defining the requirements necessary for hardware system architecture, these engineers evaluate system performance, implement test plans and handle design documentation. These employees are also responsible for integrating and interconnecting General Dynamics Mission Systems hardware units.


Entry-level Hardware Engineers will focus on one of the following areas as they begin their GDMS career:

  • Mechanical engineering for electronics packaging
  • Module design of components
  • FPGA design and programming




The successful candidate will have one or more of the following:

  • Working knowledge of electrical engineering concepts, principles, theories, and processes 
  • Use of electrical engineering CAD tools
  • Digital Logic Design experience
  • Working knowledge in electrical engineering design tools (for example Verilog)
  • Grasps new information quickly
  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Creative thinker
  • Ability to recognize and clearly report information relevant to sound electrical engineering design
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications


  • Internship experience with Electronic Packaging, Module Design, or FPGAs


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent



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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