• Senior Supportability Manager

    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/14/2018 4:15 PM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    Technicians/Technical Support
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Management or 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 Secret security clearance is preferred but not 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 an Senior Supportability Manager.  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 integrated logistics support (ILS) project leader, coordinates ILS team member assignments and builds and maintains the team's functional capabilities across large and complex projects
    • Ensures design interface between ILS and engineering occurs at the beginning and throughout a project assuring supportability is designed into the project at every step such as IBR, PDR, CDR
    • Effectively leads project discussions across engineering, contracts and program management domains to assess impacts on ILS requirements from proposed project and design changes
    • Actively uncovers ILS technical and organizational risks and ensures they are included in project risk management database and creates ILS mitigation plans
    • Assesses other functional area risks for impacts to ILS throughout the program’s lifecycle
    • Directs ILS project workflow to meet program and customer delivery requirements
    • Leads members of the ILS project staff supporting projects
    • Provides ILS input to project plans and deliverables
    • Defines, reviews and analyzes project requirements for enhancements/modifications for supportability
    • Mentors senior ILS members in technical and interpersonal skills as required
    • Leads ILS project reviews, development and modification of ILS project procedures and products
    • Leads ILS functional area inputs (technical and cost) to proposals
    • Provides input and insight in the selection and development of employees
    • Collaborates with other IPTs to define, review and test system requirements for enhancements/modifications
    • Performs as the Project ILS Lead on process improvement teams and Integrated Product Teams (IPTs)
    • Performs Control Account management (CAM) tasks for projecting and controlling budgets on any size program
    • Regularly interacts with internal and external customer/government and suppliers, within and between IPTs, project and engineering management
    • Reports to an ILS Manager
    • Designs, develops and manages activities for a specific product or group of products from product definition and planning through production, release, and end of life
    • Involvement lasts throughout all stages of a product’s lifecycle including modifications, upgrades and maintenance of the product or product line
    • May be required to travel




    • Demonstrates significant leadership
    • Demonstrates significant leadership capability consistent with a team-based work environment
    • Possesses significant expertise in all ILS elements
    • Having wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways
    • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors
    • Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
    • A seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of area of specialization; resolves a wide range of issues in creative ways
    • Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors
    • Significant knowledge of military/commercial requirements/ specifications applicable to functional area-expertise
    • Conflict management skills
    • Ability to coordinate other project disciplines
    • Significant communication skills both written and verbal
    • Highly Proficient knowledge of WBS, IMP/IMS, EVMS
    • Significant knowledge of Acquisition Logistics (a multi-functional technical management discipline associated with influencing design for supportability and planning the support infrastructure for a system by focusing on the integrated logistics support (ILS) elements and



    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. 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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