• Information Systems Engineer

    Posted Date 7 days ago(4/16/2018 8:30 PM)
    Job Location
    Systems Engineering
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Engineering, a related specialized area or field, or equivalent experience is required.


    Department of Defense Secret security clearance is preferred 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 Senior Advanced System Administrator.  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.


    As an Information Systems Engineer this candidate will be responsible for the installation and configuration of Computer Information Systems to prepare for demonstrating system operation aboard large ships. The candidate will work with Advanced Engineers to accomplish assigned tasking and or troubleshooting efforts to support system activation. The Information System Engineer will be responsible for testing hardware and software components to verify Total Ship Computing Environment is available for integrated testing throughout various systems across the platform. The chosen candidate will document Engineering concerns for anomalies that cannot be immediately resolved. The candidate will also support software regression testing involving system upgrades or modifications. The Information System Engineer will support the implementation of information assurance policies and processes on the ship’s computer network.



    • Executes the test approach and documents system verification throughout the engineering development lifecycle
    • Assists in the generation of system test work products by applying the appropriate standards, processes, procedures and tools
    • Assists in the development of test and diagnostic programs, designs test fixtures and equipment, and completes specifications and procedures for new products
    • Assists in the development of and conducts functional, environmental, operational, and/or performance tests on hardware, software, and systems
    • Assists with the design, development and implementation of cost-effective methods of testing and troubleshooting of hardware, software and systems for all phases of product development and manufacturing
    • Supports a team in isolating and documenting issues and defects
    • Supports the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle
    • Follows direction and is accountable for the successful completion of tasks, thereby making a significant contribution to the team
    • Receives detailed instructions and tasking from supervisor on technical objectives of assignments
    • Demonstrates understanding of commitments and interdependencies
    • Learns and supports process/policy compliance
    • Supports continuous improvement initiatives
    • Some contact with multiple work groups
    • Generally works with other members of a team
    • Focuses on becoming a subject matter expert (SME) in a particular technical area
    • Travel may be required
    • The candidate must be able to retain a secret clearance
    • Keeps abreast of technology trends


    The Information System Engineer will be expected to become totally familiar with integrated computer systems with a goal of becoming the SME (subject matter expert) in all aspects of services required to support Total Ship Activation.  The system may include but not be limited to Routers, Switches, Windows Servers, Virtual Machine Environment, Computing Environment, Fiber Optics, Network Connections, TCP/IP, DNS and System Backup. This position may require extended time aboard large ships to support at sea testing.


    This individual should hold bachelors degree in engineering or have a minimum of 8 years combined experience in US Navy new construction shipbuilding and testing. They must possess and demonstrate knowledge and proficiency of integration, installation, operations, maintenance and testing of networks, Combat and Communication systems used in US Naval programs.  This individual must have strong oral and written communication skills and be proficient with typical PC applications to include Word, Project, Excel and Access. 

    Working knowledge of test engineering concepts, principles, and theories
    Shows initiative on assignments

    • Professional etiquette and ability to operate effectively in a distributed team environment and effectively communicate customer initiatives, strategy and mission needs
    • Familiar with US Naval protocol and the ability to work directly with interfaces in uniform and with engineers in other companies
    • Effectively communicate site problems concerns and observations to program management in a timely manner
    • Superior organizational and prioritization skills
    • Ability to work maintenance and repairs in spaces not easily accessible where movement is restricted
    • Linux, Windows, CCNA, A+, Alcatel


    • Computer Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering

    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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