Design Assurance Engineer

2 weeks ago
Required Clearance
No clearance
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
GDMS - Legacy GDC4S Rate Structure

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Electrical 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

Responsibilities for this Position

General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has an immediate opening for a Design Assurance 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. GDMS employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


Substantial contribution to electrical requirements analysis, requirements definition, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis (e.g. timing, power, etc.), design, integration and verification of electrical components, equipment and systems
Plans and leads electrical engineering root cause analysis for electrical issues, conducts experimental tests, evaluates results to formulate and implement solutions to issues
Contributes to the generation and maintenance of electrical work products (i.e. plans, specifications, design documentation, etc.) used for internal consumption and/or deliverable to external customers
Develops and presents electrical requirements, concepts, designs, decisions and results to internal management and external customers
May contribute to technical subcontract management that may include technical oversight and subcontractor work product evaluation
Substantial contribution to electrical reviews of electrical components, equipment and systems
Evaluates vendor capability to support product development
Participation in the improvement of the electrical organizational processes
Supports the generation of engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the electrical development life cycle
Contributes to the research and analysis of data, such as customer design proposal specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
Selects components and equipment based on analysis of requirements
May provide leadership and/or direction to lower level employees
Independently determines approach to solutions
Plans and executes project tasks for activities described above
Generally works with multiple work groups, including with senior levels of l work groups
Generally works on diverse range of complex problems under limited direction
Generally has regular Contact with project leaders and Program Managers. Generally has Some contact with external customers
Failure to accomplish results or errors may cause significant delays or require the substantial expenditure of resources

• Analyzes engineering-design concepts of product to recommend part-level quality and test methods for attaining customer-specified system-level operational requirements, using knowledge of component construction and manufacturing/test processes
• Reviews New Part Requests and creates/validates part information using product lifecycle tools such as PDM Link
• Advises and confers with engineers in design review meetings to give part selection, analysis and test recommendations
• Generates formal technical reports per Government standards in accordance with Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL) requirements
• Supports part-level failure analysis and root cause analysis and working with suppliers/projects to identify corrective action and recovery plans
• Participates in the development of Parts Control Plans
• Participates in supplier discussions to determine conformance test  plans
• Participates in a Failure Review Board (FRB) as a team member
• Participates in parts stress analysis/worst case analysis efforts
• Supports Incoming Inspection by performing data reviews for high reliability parts to in accordance with Part Control and Quality Management Plans
• Participates in a FRACAS program as a team member
• Applies physics of failure technique for root cause investigations
• Assists with projects through the development and production of major programs
• Provides Supply Chain Management organization technical guidance to ensure that parts being procured match supplier capability and ensures that supplier quoted costs are reasonable based on technology, customization and required screening/testing
• Works closely with Project Leaders, Electrical/Mechanical Engineers and with  other professionals within the project teams
• Utilizes Microsoft spreadsheets on a daily basis to identify, organize and manage parts and materials requirements/attributes for programs
• Occasional contact with business development functions including proposal estimating support
• Travel may be required


Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Manufacturing 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

Department of Defense security clearance is not 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.

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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