• Systems Engineer (Ballistic Missile Defense System)

    Posted Date 3 months ago(6/10/2019 9:31 AM)
    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 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.


    Department of Defense Secret Clearance  at time of hire and a Top Secret level clearance is required within 24 months 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 openings for  Systems Engineers supporting Ballistic Missile Defense System capabilities in the Huntsville, AL area.  These positions 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.


    General Dynamics Mission Systems in Huntsville, Alabama requires  Systems Engineers with a strong technical background in various sensors, interceptors and/or discrimination.  Candidate should have a background in the development of analytical tools and numerical modeling of complex systems using MATLAB or a similar computing environment.  Expect strong communication skills. Candidates should have education and experience commensurate with that of an experienced analyst capable of working independently and with minimal supervision. Candidates should be capable of assuming a lead role in analyses and coordinating the efforts with other subject matter experts. Individuals may perform as a principal investigator.  Individual may lead analysis teams.  Ballistic missile defense experience with emphasis on modeling and in state estimation and tracking is a plus. 


    Individuals must have a technical background in numerical modeling and simulation, using a high level programming language such as MATLAB, Python, FORTRAN, or similar language environment, and any of the following: EO/IR sensors, RF/Radar sensors, missiles/interceptors, threats, discrimination, detection/tracking or Command and Control (e.g., C3I, C4I, etc.). Individual must possess good communication skills.  Candidate must be capable of working both independently and in a team environment.  Candidates applying for positions requiring discrimination skills must be able to obtain a TS clearance.


    Additional qualifications include;

    • Discrimination experience with off-board RF sensors.
    • Discrimination experience using KV sensors.
    • Experience correlating off-board measurements to on-board KV sensor measurements.
    • Systems engineering experience with large, complex systems. Experience leading small teams.

    PREFERRED DEGREE TYPES AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in software engineering, a related technical field, or the equivalent experience is required. Degree and experience in an engineering classification, mathematics or physics: Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD.

    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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