• Surface Ship Programs Communication Systems Engineer

    Posted Date 2 months ago(2 months ago)
    ID
    2018-32024
    Job Location
    USA-MA-Pittsfield
    Required Clearance
    Secret
    Category
    Engineering-Systems
    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 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.

     

    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 Surface Ship Programs Communication Systems 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.

     

    REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS:

    • Performs 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 subsystem or system elements under supervision of the lead systems engineer
    • Performs technical planning, cost and risk analyses, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for subsystems and system elements
    • Performs customer requirements analysis, develops system requirements and defines allocations to lower levels (elements and components)
    • Performs detailed technical analyses for a subsystem or system elements
    • Develops and evaluates 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
    • Participates in Modeling and Simulation
    • Researches and analyzes data, such as vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE, 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
    • May provide leadership and/or direction to lower level employees
    • Independently determines proposed approach to solutions
    • Contributes to the completion of major programs and projects
    • Plans and executes project tasks for activities described above
    • 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
    • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
    • Designs a complete and complex framework, system or product
    • Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses
    • Regular contact with senior levels of internal work groups
    • Works under limited direction
    • Contact with Deputy Program Managers Engineering (DPME) and other professionals within the Engineering department and with project teams across the company
    • Frequent contact with external customers
    • Travel may be required
    • Provides resolution to a diverse range of complex problems
    • Independently determines approach to solutions
    • Keeps abreast of technology trends
    • Contributes to the achievement of business objective

     

    KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    • Proficient use and understanding of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories
    • Proficient knowledge of other related disciplines
    • Proficient with requirements management & system modeling tools
    • Recognizes various architectural patterns
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
    • Proficient written and verbal communications skills
    • Able to sell concepts and ideas
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Proficient ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and effectively handle complex assignments
    • Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
    • Proficient ability in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
    • Proficient ability to clearly report relevant to sound systems engineering design
    • Responsible for the research, design, development and production of communications equipment/systems


    •Prior internal or external communications experience including networks, military comms including satellite


    •Prior surface ship experience -Perform RF communication system analysis (link budgets, antenna design and signal characteristics) and system performance studies


    •Review and analyze vendor/subcontractor design, data analysis, and functionality including definition of testing requirements including acceptance qualifications and systems integration

     



    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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