Lead Hardware Engineer

1 month ago(12/18/2017 7:49 AM)
Required Clearance
Secret, obtainable within 24 months
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
General Dynamics Mission Systems

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.



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 an immediate opening for a Lead Hardware 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.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.



Lead Hardware Engineers research, design, develop information processing hardware to operate in a harsh military environment. Avionics hardware consists of various electrical system components mechanisms, materials, circuitry, equipment and processes. 


The selected candidate will be responsible for:

  • Design of circuit card assemblies based on the system hardware requirements
  • Selecting electronic components
  • Implementing the schematic design
  • Directing the layout and routing of printed wiring boards
  • Performing design analysis/simulation
  • Supporting system integration
  • Evaluating the system performance
  • Implementing test plans
  • Writing design documentation
  • Hardware verification and validation

Selected candidates will also:

  • Manage component suppliers
  • Transform customer objectives and system requirements into function designs
  • Work well with interdisciplinary teams consisting of mechanical, thermal, reliability, safety, manufacturing engineers and others to provide quality designs in compressed time-frames
  • Provide technical leadership of HW team members
  • Drive HW teams to complete activities on time and on budget




Successful candidate must have current working experience with several of the following:

  • Current release Mentor Graphics DxDesigner schematic capture and printed wiring board design tools
  • Complex multi-core microprocessor designs
  • Various memory types including DDR2, DDR3, SDRAM, SRAM
  • Xilinx FPGAs
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Fibre Channel
  • 1553
  • PCIe
  • VME64
  • VITA 46



  • 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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