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.
Department of Defense Secret security clearance is transferable 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.
General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Senior Systems Test Engineer to support guidance test operation at the Integrated Test Facility (ISF) in Pittsfield, MA. 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.
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS:
Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) and Electronic Assembly (EA) testing
Guidance System failure confirmation analysis and fault isolation
Functional, Accuracy, and Environmental testing of guidance system assets
Validation of guidance system corrective action and post-test analysis
Guidance test equipment maintenance and calibration
Researches and analyzes data, such as vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE/BFE, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
Supports the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle
Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills
Defines processes for technical platforms, system specifications, input/output and working parameters for hardware and/or software compatibility
Developing professional expertise, applies company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues.
Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action
Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses
Receives instructions from immediate supervisor
Contact with Deputy Program Managers Engineering and other professionals within the Engineering department
May have some contact outside Engineering or with external customers, and subcontractors
Travel may be required
Provides resolution to problems of moderate scope
Keeps abreast of technology trend
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Familiarity with technical standards
Very solid knowledge of systems engineering concepts and modeling tools, principles, and theories
Very solid awareness of business objective and Engineering role
Very solid knowledge of requirements management
Weapon and Guidance Systems knowledge
Ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and able to handle more complex assignments
Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with minimal direction
Very solid proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
Ability to multi-task
Builds productive internal/external working relationships.
Very solid skills in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
Ability to clearly recognize and report relevant to sound systems engineering design
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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