• EMI/TEMPEST Test Engineer

    Posted Date 2 months ago(12/3/2018 5:35 PM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    TS/SCI, obtainable with Polygraph within 24 months
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in 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 TS/SCI security clearance is preferred at time of hire. Applicants must be able to obtain a Top Secret/SCI clearance within a reasonable amount of time from date 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

    GDMS is seeking an experienced EMI/TEMPEST Test Engineer with a strong background in EMI and TEMPEST with and emphasis on testing. Experience with High Altitude Electromagnetic Pulse (HEMP) and Lightning is also desirable. As a senior member of the EMI/TEMPEST team the candidate will perform EMI and TEMPEST testing, provide design support and other related tasks for a wide variety of tactical communications systems and ruggedized communications and computer equipment for military applications. Products range from tabletop subsystems to large complex vehicular systems.


    Required skills include:

    • Ability to provide detailed TEMPEST and EMI design guidance.
    • Perform testing in accordance with TEMPEST/1-92, CNSSAM TEMPEST 01-02 and MIL-STD-461.
    • Candidate must be a Certified TEMPEST Professional (CTP) Level I or Level II.
    • Familiarity with test equipment such as oscilloscopes, EMI receivers, Spectrum and Network analyzers, etc.
    • Familiarity with test equipment control programs such as HPVEE and/or TILE and EMC32.
    • Demonstrated mastery of practical engineering application
    • Familiarity with military EMI/EMC standards including MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-464, etc.


    TEMPEST Engineer tasks include:

    • Review of customer requirement specifications for TEMPEST requirements for new product proposals.
    • Provide detailed, cost effective, TEMPEST design guidance required for compliance with TEMPEST standards.
    • Work closely with product development teams for qualification of products to NSTISSAM TEMPEST/1-92, CNSSAM TEMPEST 01-02, and CNSSAM TEMPEST/1-13.
    • Perform TEMPEST testing.
    • Troubleshoot problems as needed and recommend cost effective solutions with minimal design impact.
    • Prepare test reports as a CTP Level 1 and prepare Control Plans and Test Plans as a CTP Level II

    EMI/EMC tasks include:

    • Review of customer requirement specifications for EMI/EMC requirements for new product proposals.
    • Participate in design reviews and provide detailed design guidance on filters, shielding of ventilation, gaskets, transient protection needs, cable shielding, etc.
    • Provide cost effective design guidance needed for compliance with military EMI/EMC standards.
    • Determine the need for transient protection for electromagnetic threats including HEMP, Lightning, MIL-STD-1275, Directed Energy weapons, etc.
    • Use Electromagnetic modeling tools such as FEKO in support of EMI/HEMP/Lightning design.
    • Recommend transient protection devices.
    • Perform EMI testing and troubleshoot EMI problems as needed and recommend cost effective solutions with minimal design impact.
    • Prepare EMI test plans and reports.
    • May function in a project leadership role where erroneous decisions or recommendations may have long-term effects and may affect the image of the company’s technological capability.




    Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Computer Engineering or equivalent related field, or the equivalent experience is required.   10 years of of relevant experience is required; or a Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.

    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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