Submarine Combat System Test Engineer

2 months ago
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Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
GDMS - Legacy GDAIS Rate Structure

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree. Agile experience preferred.


Active 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 Submarine Combat System Test Engineer to join our team. The selected candidate will provide senior level testing support for the AN/BYG-1 Tactical Control System (TCS). This position provides an opportunity to directly support one of our nation’s core defense/intelligence systems. General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to build and further advance General Dynamics Mission Systems software systems and applications. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Submarine Combat System Senior Test Engineer will enhance their skill set by working among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.


Key Responsibilities

Provide full time on-site testing support at the Fair Lakes Office in Fairfax, Virginia. Occasional travel is required to support testing in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and in Newport, Rhode Island.


Provide senior level testing support for the AN/BYG-1 Tactical Control System (TCS). Conduct Test & Evaluation (T&E) of software applications and tools for new and existing programs. Responsibilities include assisting the team with software installations, build quality checkouts, and executing formal verification test procedures. Duties include providing shift reports, test reports, system troubleshooting, verification of software bug fixes, and validating that new software implementation will meet the sailor’s needs. This position requires occasional 2nd and 3rd shift support as well as potential travel to support East Coast testing sites. Candidates are expected to provide strong work ethic with a passion to deliver high quality products to the US Navy.


Submarine Fire Control (FC) experience is REQUIRED.


Additional Requirements

Candidate should be capable of understanding and providing technical evaluation of multiple software baselines. This position requires the ability to multi-task while working independently and within dynamic team environments. Candidates must possess high attention to detail, strong verbal and written communication skills, and Microsoft Office proficiency.


Preferred Experience

  • Network and system administration and troubleshooting experience in a Linux environment
  • Navy Test & Evaluation (T&E) experience
  • AN/BYG-1 Submarine Fire Control Systems recent experience
  • Submarine Strike experience 


Bachelor's degree in an Engineering related field with 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree in an Engineering related field; or relevant military experience with a submarine combat system. Former US Navy Submarine Fire Control Technicians and Chief Fire Control Technicians are preferred for this position and encouraged to apply.

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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