Systems Engineer - Surface Ship Combat System

1 week ago
Required Clearance
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
GDMS - Legacy GDAIS Rate Structure

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.



  • Computer system design experience
  • Hands on Experience with Hardware & Electrical Design
  • Demonstrated success in technical problem solving within a Combat System program

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 Systems Engineer within our Surface Ship Combat System team.  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 selected candidate will use formal processes to perform design investigations, problem report analysis and resolution, and suggest improvements in design and/or implementation to enhance system performance. The selected candidate will provide resolution to a diverse range of complex problems. The selected candidate will have project management responsibility, including technical planning, and managing to cost and schedule. Additionally, the ability and willingness to travel to support post-delivery and production hull activities, on occasion, is preferred for this position.

Required Key Skills and Experience:


  • Hands-on experience integrating large-scale Linux and Microsoft based systems
  • Hands-on experience installing and troubleshooting software on Linux and Microsoft based systems
  • Hands-on experience analyzing performance data
  • Proficient use and understanding of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories
  • Proficient ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and effectively handle complex assignments
  • Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
  • Proficient ability in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks
  • Proven technical communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Organized, with the demonstrated ability to drive efforts to completion
  • Demonstrated process compliance


The following experience/knowledge is preferred: 


  • Software design experience
  • Practical knowledge of Network design concepts
  • Experience executing Systems Engineering and Software Engineering processes
  • Experience managing projects
  • Experience with Matlab, Microsoft Project and DOORS



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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