• Mission Planner

    Posted Date 4 months ago(5/29/2019 4:36 PM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    TS/SCI with Polygraph
    Employment Type
    Full Time
    Hiring Company
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or other technical discipline is required plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 0 years of relevant experience.



    Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance with Poly 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

    GDMS has an immediate opening for a Mission Planner to join our Operations team at an undisclosed location in Alexandria, VA. The position provides an opportunity to develop and advance the cutting-edge equipment and systems that support some of our nation’s fundamental defense services. GDMS employees work closely with esteemed clients to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions. The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to build and further advance GDMS technologies. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Mission Planner will enhance their skill set among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.

    The Mission Planner is part of a 24X7 crew, operator, help desk, position that monitors services scheduled by users within an automated planning and scheduling system and serves as the first line of support to our system users.  Tasks include monitoring status of initiated services, rescheduling as necessary for interrupted services, and assisting with service setup and execution.  



    • Perform planning, scheduling, and reporting of services with the goal of providing prompt customer service to system users.
    • Support overall operational crew activities for larger system
    • Support system testing after upgrades and during maintenance activities
    • Monitor system performance to be able to respond to anomaly event notifications and determine courses of action
    • Coordinating with other crew members to maintain system state of health
    • Report discrepancies concisely as they occur
    • Investigate and rectify procedural discrepancies
    • Identify areas of process improvement
    • Coordinate with subsystem engineering subject matter experts to implement configuration changes and other maintenance activities on the network in accordance with operational procedures 
    • Providing daily system reports to customers.



    • Self-motivated with the ability and desire to learn complex systems with little direction
    • Creative thinking and ideation to advance our business performance
    • Supporting and engaging in programs, projects and practices behind the GDMS culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures
    • Following industry and department policies and regulations to ensure GDMS services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices
    • Serve as a mentor to peers
    • Routine interaction with multiple customers.
    • Solid written and verbal communications skills
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
    • Understanding on Radio Frequency spectrums and how they can be utilized, acquired, and corrected
    • Networking experience


    • Oracle Database experience
    • SQL
    • Splunk
    • Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of satellite communications





    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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