• Photonics / Electro-optics / Telecommunications Engineering Intern

    Posted Date 1 week ago(10/11/2018 5:28 PM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    TS/SCI, obtainable with Polygraph within 24 months
    Employment Type
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Candidates should demonstrate a thorough understanding of Engineering Technology or Physics.  Engineering Interns (Electrical, Optical, or Mechanical Engineering, Physics) must be enrolled in an accredited degree program, and entering their sophomore year, as a minimum.


    Desired capabilities include:

    • Familiarity with fiber optics communcations test equipment
    • Familiarity with high-speed transport, including SONET/SDH, GFP, and OTN, at rates up to 10 Gbps and higher (100G)
    • Direct experience with commercial multiplexing, routing, and switching hardware and routing protocols
    • Familiarity with performance monitoring metrics  
    • Familiarity with DWDM transport systems (metro, unrepeatered, or long-haul), and design and impairment analysis of such systems
    • Familiarity with coherent systems 

    Candidates must be eligible for a TS/SCI with Polygraph clearance. 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. 


    While this position does not require a US Government security clearance, the desire is that the candidates are willing to undergo the clearance process upon completion of a successful summer internship.  Therefore, the candidate must be willing to undergo a US Government / DoD special access clearance process.


    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Photonics / Electro-optics / Telecommunications Engineering Intern. The position provides an opportunity to enhance the performance and profitability of an organization that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions. 


    The selected candidate will work closely with experienced Electro-optics / Photonics Engineering Professionals to design, build and test custom communications hardware.  A solid technical background with a willingness to learn fiber optics and telecommunications test equipment is acceptable. The professionals you will be working with are experts in their domain, previously designing commercial hardware for leaders in the telcom industry, such as Ciena and Cisco. 

    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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