• HPC Hardware Architect

    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/23/2018 9:16 AM)
    Job Location
    USA-MD-Ft Meade
    Required Clearance
    TS/SCI with Polygraph
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Education Requirements:

    Bachelor's degree in systems 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. Agile experience preferred.

    Clearance Requirements:
    Department of Defense TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance is 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 a Hardware Architect - HPC. 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.


    Key Responsibilities:

    The Hardware Architect - HPC will participate with others in an architecture planning team. As a member of the architecture planning team, the hardware architect will be responsible and accountable for the following:

    • Requirements to architecture planning and execution of commercial, custom commercial, and SPD systems. Architecture and application synergies. Reuse and upgrade opportunities.
    • Systems pathfinding.
    • Performance analysis.
    • HPC-facing network structure, technology, features, and performance.
    • Specification of interconnected fabric topology, technology, features, and performance.
    • Specification of storage hierarchy, capacity, technology, and performance.
    • Specification of memory hierarchy, capacity, technology, and performance.
    • Specification of CPU instruction set, concurrency, features, performance.
    • Power/energy planning and optimization.
    • Fault tolerance and fault recovery approaches.
    • Manufacturability, reliability, availability, serviceability.
    • Lifecycle cost analysis.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities::

    • Very strong use and understanding of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories
    • Very strong knowledge of other related disciplines
    • Very strong proficiency with requirements management & system modeling tools
    • Recognizes various architectural patterns and applies them appropriately
    • Very strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    • Very strong written and verbal communications skills
    • Ability to get buy-in on concepts and ideas
    • Creative thinker
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Effective in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
    • Very strong ability to clearly report information relevant to sound systems engineering design
    • Very strong understanding of basic project leadership principles including SPI/CPI, Earned Value, Cost Account Management (CAM), and Statistical Process Controls



    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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