Bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering, Information Technology, Cyber Security or a related field plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree.
Candidates should have a minimum of a CCENT, with preference on those with a CCNA or CCNP. Candidates should have experience with other areas of IT Design, including Virtual Machines, Storage, Backups, Windows, Linux and/or Application & SW support.
Department of Defense secret security clearance is not required at time of hire, but candidate should be eligible and it should be obtainable within 12 months 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.
General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Network Design 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:
Participates in requirements analysis, requirements definition, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis, system design, trade studies, systems integration and test (verification), validation and interface definition studies of system elements direct supervision
Researches and analyzes data, such as vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE/BFE, 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
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
Plans sub 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
Developing professional expertise, applies company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues
Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action
Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses
Receives instructions from immediate supervisor
Works under general supervision
Contact with Deputy Program Managers Engineering (DPME) and other professionals within the Engineering department
May have some contact outside Engineering or with external customers
Travel may be required
Provides resolution to problems of moderate scope
Keeps abreast of technology trend
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Familiarity with technical standards
Considerable knowledge of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories
Considerable awareness of business objective and Engineering role in achieving
Considerable knowledge of requirements management and system modeling tools
Ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and able to handle more complex assignments
Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
Considerable proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
Considerable written and verbal communications skills
Ability to multi-task
Builds productive internal/external working relationships
Considerably skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
Ability to clearly recognize and report relevant to sound systems engineering design
OTHER SKILLS PREFERRED:
Candidates should have a minimum of a CCENT, with preference on those with a CCNA or CCNP. Other preferred certifications include A+, Network+, Security+, CEH, CISSP, etc.
Candidates should have experience with other areas of IT Design, including Virtual Machines, Storage, Backups, Windows, Linux and/or Application & SW support.
Candidates should have knowledge on what Systems engineering is and how it applies to and differs from the traditional IT specialist role.
Candidates with a leadership mentality and career growth expectations are preferred.
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