• Senior Surface Ship Systems Engineer

    Posted Date 3 months ago(6/10/2019 9:17 AM)
    ID
    2019-38507
    Job Location
    USA-MA-Pittsfield
    Required Clearance
    Secret, obtainable within 24 months
    Category
    Engineering-Systems
    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 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree. Agile experience preferred.

     

    CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:
    Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required within a reasonable period of time. 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

    A Relocation package may be available for this position.

     

    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Senior Surface Ship Systems Engineer.  In this role you will work as part of an integrated Command and Control Team on various technical tasks and design efforts for the Littoral Combat Ship Program and Surface Ship Programs; supporting design Investigations and efforts related to the Integrated Combat Management Systems and its associated Weapons and Sensors. 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.

     

    This opportunity will allow you to join the growing Surface Ship Team in Pittsfield MA. You will be working on Navy Ships including the Independence Variant of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF), and potential new Navy Platforms. The core mission system of the Littoral Combat Ship Independence Variant is built on General Dynamics' computing infrastructure. Our computing technology controls everything from ship navigation to firing weapons, and is designed to maximize automation, enabling sailors to focus on their missions. You will be involved with the end-to-end design, production, delivery, and sustainment of the ships and work closely with the customer and sailors as the end user of the product to ensure mission alignment and product quality. Please see the link below for a video of the LCS and more information about GDMS Surface Programs.

     

    GDMS LCS Video

     

    Representative Tasks and Duties

    • Work as part of an integrated Command and Control Team on various technical tasks and design efforts for the Littoral Combat Ship Program and Surface Ship Programs.
    • Support Design Investigations and Efforts related to the Integrated Combat Management Systems and its associated Weapons and Sensors.
    • Support the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle
      Develop and evaluate interfaces and weapon systems to ensure designs meet applicable governmental security specifications
    • Participate in requirements analysis, requirements definition, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis, system design, trade studies, systems integration and test (verification), validation and interface definition studies of system elements direct supervision
    • Research and analyze data, such as vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE/BFE, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
    • Define processes for technical platforms, system specifications, input/output and working parameters for hardware and/or software compatibility
    • Develop professional expertise, applies company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues
    • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action
    • Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses
    • Receives instructions from immediate supervisor
    • Travel may be required
    • Security clearance may be required

     

    Knowledge Skills and Abilities

    • Familiarity with technical standards
    • Knowledge of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories
    • Awareness of business objective and Engineering role in achieving
    • Knowledge of requirements management and system modeling tools
    • Ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and able to handle more complex assignments
    • Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
    • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    • Strong written and verbal communications skills
    • Creative thinker
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Builds productive internal/external working relationships.
    • Strong skills in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
    • Ability to clearly recognize and report relevant to sound systems engineering design

     

    Preferred Degree Types and Experiences:

    Bachelor’s Degree in a Technical Engineering Field, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science preferred. Other degrees will be considered based on previous work experiences.



    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!

     

    ABOUT GDMS PITTSFIELD, MA
    Come work for General Dynamics Mission Systems in beautiful Berkshire County, located on the western edge of Massachusetts. The Berkshires are very family friendly with excellent schools. The housing market is very affordable compared to surrounding larger cities. General Dynamics provides exceptional salaries compared to other employers in Berkshire County which provides a comfortable lifestyle for you and your family.

    The surrounding area is a cultural center for arts and theater, including established venues such as Tanglewood, Mass Museum of Contemporary Arts, The Clark and the Norman Rockwell Museum, to name a few. Berkshire County is also an outdoors’ person’s dream location, with multiple lakes, nearby ski locations, golf courses and even the Appalachian Trail. Being part of New England, western Massachusetts also boasts four distinct and enjoyable seasons, from the comfortable summer months to the colorful fall and pristine winters.

     

    As a small city with surrounding rural towns, Pittsfield has a reasonable cost of living and relaxing short commutes without giving up modern life amenities. We are centrally located in the northeast, providing easy access to all of the attractions New England can offer, such as Boston and New York City which are both less than a 3 hour drive away.

     

    The Berkshire are Calling!
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    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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