• Senior RF/Electronics Engineering Lead

    Posted Date 2 months ago(2 months ago)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    Top Secret
    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.


    Department of Defense TS SI/TK 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 has an immediate opening for a Senior RF/Electronics Engineering Lead.  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.


    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Working with the business capture team in the RF subsystem assessments, concept design and development approach to include proposal preparation of a shipboard Electronic Warfare (EW) system
    • The Electrical Engineering trades and overall System Hardware design and validation to include selection of Radio Frequency (RF) components along with Commercial Of The Shelf (COTS) network and analytic processing hardware as well as storage and remote access/interface capability.
    • System Design Development is to include requirements fulfillment, functions and features definition, rack and stack concepts, specification adherence and the meeting of design objectives involving the RF and COTS hardware assemblies and subsystems.
    • Support the configurational definition, preliminary, and detailed design of RF assemblies including analysis and simulation/modeling of RF and System Hardware performance.
    • Assessment of Hardware System design w/r to compliance with MIL Standards and Specifications.
    • Evaluate Customer RF requirements as they apply to the RF capabilities to include preparation and delivery of customer briefings and capability demonstrations.
    • Support business development activities through analysis of customer and market requirements supported by vendor products/capabilities.
    • Recommend the development of new capabilities in support of market and customer needs.




    • Leads requirements analysis, requirements definition, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis, system design, detail trade studies, systems integration and test (verification), validation and interface definition studies of system, subsystem or system elements with little or no supervision
    • Leads technical planning, cost and risk analyses, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for subsystems and system elements
    • Leads customer requirements analysis, develops system requirements and defines allocations to lower levels (subsystem, elements and components)
    • Leads detailed technical analyses for a system, subsystem or system elements to include: concept, requirements, design, fabrication, integration, test, acceptance, delivery, installation, training, operation, maintenance and disposal
    • Contributes to detailed technical analyses at the System of System (SOS) level
    • Leads evaluations of systems, networks and information systems to ensure designs meet applicable governmental security specifications
    • May provide system accreditation/certification evaluation and test support to ensure all technical security features (e.g., identification, authentication, access control, labeling, and auditing) of the system are considered and function properly
    • May develop system security documentation on both new and fielded information systems
    • Synthesizes solutions to meet customer expectations and technical performance while staying within schedule and cost constraints
    • Leads Modeling and Simulation activities
    • Researches and analyzes data, such as vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or applicationEffectively chooses the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle to support the generation of technical engineering products
    • Performs or leads the development of technical strategies and teaming strategies on multiple projects
    • Contributes to Product Family/Product Lines
    • Supervises or manages lower level employees
    • Leads technical tasks for large teams or projects
    • Leads small technical proposals and contributes to medium sized proposals
    • May be a book boss on a medium proposal
    • Leads the generation of medium to large subcontract Statement of Works (SOWs)
    • Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments
    • Guides the successful completion of major programs and projects
    • Works on advanced architectures that may result in new business for the company
    • Conceives system interfaces and business application prototypes.
    • 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.
    • Designs a complete and complex framework, system or product.
    • Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.
    • Having broad expertise or unique knowledge, uses skills to contribute to development of company objectives and principles and to achieve goals in creative and effective ways.
    • Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses.
    • Frequent contact with all levels across the entire company
    • Serves as consultant to management and customers on projects and applications
    • May serve as company technical spokesperson
    • Travel may be required
    • Security clearance may be required
    • Works under consultative direction on predetermined long range objectives
    • Assignments may be self-initiated
    • Works on unusually complex problems and provides creative and innovative solutions
    • May function in a Deputy Program Manager Engineering (DPME) role
    • Keeps abreast of technology trends and communicates these trends to other 


    • Communication system architectures, capabilities and constraints/limitations
    • Digital Processing and Server COTS products
    • Non-Blocking Enterprise data network switches
    • Design and development experience with EW/SIGINT systems
    • DF Processing techniques and implementation strategies
    • Up/down Converters
    • Tuners, Receivers, Transmitters
    • RF Distribution and Signal Conditioning (e.g. band and notch filtering, etc.)
    • Cascade/Path Loss analysis and solutions
    • RF Power amplifiers
    • Able and willing to travel CONUS 25-50%
    • Knowledge of advanced antenna technologies and performance with the ability to model antenna impacts on received and transmitted signals.
    • Previous experience as an IPT Lead
    • Demonstrated use, understanding and tailoring of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories
    • Frequently contributes to the development of innovative principles and ideas
    • Major contributor to the achievement of business objectives
    • Demonstrated proficiency with requirements management, system design & system modeling tools
    • Recognizes various architectural patterns, applies them appropriately, understands strengths/weaknesses within those architectures and develops architectural variations as necessary
    • Familiar with Enterprise Architecture Frameworks
    • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    • Demonstrated written and verbal communications skills
    • Creative thinker
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Demonstrated skills in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
    • Demonstrated ability to clearly report information relevant to sound systems engineering design
    • Demonstrated understanding and ability to apply project leadership principles including SPI/CPI, Earned Value, Cost Account Management (CAM), and Statistical Process Controls


    B.S/M.S in Electrical Engineering or Physics with at least 10 years’ experience in RF communications and EW systems design, test and verification.

    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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