• Lead Computer Operator

    Posted Date 3 months ago(12/3/2018 3:12 PM)
    Job Location
    USA-VA-Ft. Belvoir
    Required Clearance
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's of Science degree or Technology degree, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree.


    Department of Defense TS/SCI required at time of hire.  Ability to obtain polygraph within a reasonable time required.  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 has an immediate opening for a Lead Computer Operator to join our Operations team. The position provides an opportunity to operate cutting-edge equipment on a system that supports some of our nation’s fundamental defense services. The selected candidate will work on an operations team to ensure the system maintains a high degree of reliability and remains available for our customer’s needs.  In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Lead Computer Operator will enhance their skill set among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. GDMS employees also enjoy a work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.


    • Lead crew members in the execution of daily and routine procedures to maintain system state of health, responding to issues as they arise, or gathering pertinent information for troubleshooting
    • Lead daily turnover, updates operations log on daily activity progress, and reviews all operator log entries for accuracy.
    • Certify in multiple operator positions; knowledge based and on the-job training provided prior to certification testing.
    • Coordinate with engineering subject matter experts to implement undocumented configuration changes and complex maintenance activities
    • Work with the customer to understand and address their concerns accordingly
    • Monitor system GUI’s to ensure system equipment and services are operational, able to respond to system event notifications and concisely report events or system discrepancies
    • Support integration and operation crew during system upgrades, testing, and maintenance
    • Identify areas of process improvements to increase operational readiness
    • Participates in the development of operational and engineering processes



    • Able to work on a 24x7x365 operations crew - work 12hr Shifts
    • Experience working in a real-time operations environment
    • Requires a professional and customer focused attitude
    • Detail oriented multi-tasker 
    • Able to lead and mentor operations crew
    • Self-motivated with the ability and desire to learn complex systems with little direction
    • Solid written and verbal communications skills
    • System thinking computer operator with strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
    • Must have the ability to adjust to changing priorities, multiple demands and crises
    • Able to use Microsoft office to create recurring daily update slides, operational procedures, etc.
    • Experience with Satellite communication systems


    • SQL experience
    • Cisco Networking
    • FPGA Cards





    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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