• Senior Information Assurance Test Engineer

    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/8/2018 5:56 PM)
    Job Location
    USA-TX-San Antonio
    Required Clearance
    TS/SCI, obtainable within 24 months
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's of Science degree in Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.


    Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required with the ability to obtain TS/SCI within 24 months of hire. Active TS/SCI is preferred. 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 Information Assurance Test 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.



    • Develops and coordinates functional, environmental, operational, and/or performance tests on hardware, software, and systems
    • Assists with the design, development and implementation of cost-effective methods of testing and troubleshooting of hardware, software and systems
    • Prepares test and diagnostic programs, designs test fixtures and equipment including models and simulations
    • Isolates and documents issues and defects
    • Supports the generation of technical engineering products by applying the appropriate government standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle
    • Write detailed functional specifications that document the systems development process and support hardware and software introduction
    • 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 system, subsystem or system elements with minimal supervision of the lead systems engineer
    • Guides the successful completion of major programs and projects
    • Works without appreciable direction
    • Works on advanced applications that may result in new business for the company


    Candidates must show a passion for innovation, a sophisticated understanding of software systems and applications, and the ability to effectively manage, grow and evolve General Dynamics Mission Systems technical solutions.

    • Excellent use and understanding of systems engineering, information assurance, and test concepts, principles, and theories
    • Excellent knowledge of other related disciplines
    • Excellent proficiency with requirements management & system modeling tools
    • Recognizes various architectural patterns and applies them appropriately
    • Excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
    • Ability to get buy-in on concepts and ideas
    • Creative thinker
    • Effective in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
    • Excellent ability to clearly report information relevant to sound engineering test and design



    The successful Senior Information Assurance Test Engineer will have many of the following:

    • Effective experience with test engineering concepts, principles, and theories
    • LINUX test experience within a lab environment
    • Experience with the maintenance and update of relevant system process documentation and develop ad-hoc reports as needed
    • Experience with object oriented programming, system processes and scripting languages in a LINUX environment
    • Working technical knowledge of UNIX/LINUX and windows operating systems commands and utilities
    • Well versed in IT government security accreditations and certification DCID 6/3, ICD 503, NISPOM, NIST, DIACAP, RMF and other approved government IT security standards, policies and directives
      Agile Experience
    • Demonstrate good communication skills, written and spoken and be capable of presenting technical concepts to audiences of various technical abilities
    • The ability to think creatively and communicate their ideas effectively
    • Strong technical and managerial contributions, including collaboration with multiple functional areas
    • Programming Languages: C, PHP, C++, C#, JavaScript, HTML, Web Frameworks, Shell Scripting Software Tools/Apps: Rational Team Concert, GIT, Skype
    • Demonstrate good communication skills, written and spoken and be capable of presenting technical concepts to audiences of various technical abilities

    Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, or equivalent

    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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