• Advanced Systems Obsolescence Engineer

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(1/8/2019 5:29 PM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.


    Department of Defense secret security clearance is obtainable within a reasonable time after 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 an Advanced Systems Obsolescence 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.


    Performs Obsolescence analysis of system components for both operational systems and new designs, performs requirements analysis,  functional analysis, system design, detail trade studies
    Performs technical planning, cost and risk analyses, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for subsystems and system elements
    Performs customer requirements analysis

    Develops Obsolescence reports for review and approval by the government customer

    Develop presentations to GDMS Management and the goverment
    Researches and analyzes data, such as vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
    Supports the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle
    May provide leadership and/or direction to lower level employees
    Independently determines proposed approach to solutions
    Contributes to the completion of major programs and projects
    Plans and executes project tasks for activities described above
    Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills
    Defines processes for technical platforms, system specifications, input/output and working parameters for hardware and/or software compatibility
    Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
    Designs a complete and complex framework, system or product
    Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses
    Regular contact with senior levels of internal work groups
    Works under limited direction
    Contact with Deputy Program Managers Engineering (DPME) and other professionals within the Engineering department and with project teams across the company
    Frequent contact with external customers
    Travel may be required
    Security clearance may be required
    Provides resolution to a diverse range of complex problems
    Independently determines approach to solutions
    Keeps abreast of technology trends
    Contributes to the achievement of business objective

    Proficient use and understanding of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories
    Proficient knowledge of other related disciplines
    Proficient with requirements management
    Recognizes various architectural patterns
    Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
    Proficient written and verbal communications skills
    Able to sell concepts and ideas
    Creative thinker
    Ability to multi-task
    Proficient ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and effectively handle complex assignments
    Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
    Proficient ability in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
    Proficient ability to clearly report relevant to sound systems engineering design

    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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