• Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Electronic Warfare (EW) Systems Architect

    Posted Date 2 months ago(6/26/2018 10:41 AM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred




    Department of Defense TS/SCI 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 (GDMS) has an immediate opening for a Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Electronic Warfare (EW) Systems Architect to join our team. The selected candidate will collaborate with customers to deliver innovative, end-to-end multi-platform solutions that will be used in terrestrial based tip-of-the-spear SIGINT collection and Electronic Warfare (EW) operational environments. The position provides an opportunity to develop and advance the cutting-edge technology that supports our nation’s fundamental defense services. GDMS employees work closely with the government to develop capabilities to provide US and allied forces overwhelming advantage over our adversaries. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the selected candidate will enhance their skill set among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employees will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.



    Provide system level architecture and technical leadership for the development of a Department of Defense (DoD) Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Electronic Warfare (EW) system solution.

    • CONOPS and Operational Use Cases
    • Generation of White Papers supporting new business pursuits
    • Direct customer interface and support
    • New business pursuits including authoring and contributing to basis of estimate and technical volumes
    • Ability to express complex technical topics in accurate and relevant terms for a variety of audiences (technical and non-technical)
    • Ability to conceptualize large system solutions and bring them to fruition


    This position requires systems architecture expertise in the definition and development of terrestrial based Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Electronic Warfare (EW) system solutions. SIGINT/EW industry recognized leader with an awareness of current and evolving communication technologies, plus familiarity with military focused concepts of operation (CONOPS). Strong candidates will have experience with designing SIGINT collection sensors, RF designs such as tuners, transceivers, power amplifiers, etc. A detailed understanding of Electronic Warfare (EW) concepts and solutions for the use of terrestrial based directed electromagnetic energy. A plus is experience with offensive and defensive cyber operations, as well as direction finding techniques and concepts.


    • Terrestrial based SIGINT architecture with sensor design experience used for signals collection
    • Terrestrial based Electronic Warfare architectural solutions and capabilities
    • Understanding of Terrestrial based Cyberspace operations
    • Operational understanding of the US Army Field Manual 3-38
    • RF Collection and Digital Processing products
    • Deriving RF requirements and allocation to functional areas that comprise a system architecture
    • Direction Finding (DF) Processing techniques and implementation strategies
    • Experience with RF high power amplifiers, up/down converters, tuners, receivers and transmitters
    • RF Distribution and Signal Conditioning (e.g. band and notch filtering, co-channel interference cancellation, rejection, etc.).
    • Knowledge of advanced antenna technologies and performance with the ability to model antenna impacts on received and transmitted signals.
    • Experience with system architecture best practices


    Prior Military Service





    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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