• Senior Software Systems Engineer

    Posted Date 3 months ago(6/17/2019 11:02 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 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred


    Department of Defense Secret security clearance 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

    A Relocation package may be available for this position.


    General Dynamics Mission System has an immediate opening for a Senior Software Systems 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.



    • Virtualization, Cloud computing, Hyper Convergence technologies and processes
    • Acquisition, Deployment, Configuration, Maintenance Strategies for advanced software systems
    • Supports selection of hardware and software product to support a large, virtualized software system
    • Design of software system redundancy and failover capabilities
    • Understand storage, database, archive and backup requirements for large IT systems
    • DevOp for rapid development, test and deployment of large IT systems
    • Concepts of implementing sandbox concepts for testing and evaluations of deployments prior to them being used for actual operations
    • Participates in requirements analysis, requirements definition, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis (e.g. timing, power, etc.), design, integration, and verification of electrical components, equipment and systems
    • Applies principles and techniques of Engineering
    • Performs engineering root cause analysis for issues, conducts experimental tests, evaluates results to formulate and implement solutions to issues
    • Participates in reviews of components, equipment and systems
    • Evaluates vendor capability to support product development
    • Applies a good understanding of the organizationally defined processes used throughout the lifecycle of the program or project
    • Supports the generation of engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the development life cycle
    • Contributes to the research and analysis of data, such as customer design proposal specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
    • Selects components and equipment based on analysis of specification and reliability


    • Understanding of network architecture
    • Knowledge of cellular infrastructure solutions is a plus
    • System requirements definition and flow down
    • System-level and software-level integration and test
    • Developing formal test plans and procedures
    • Leading engineering teams
    • Experience with integrating and testing in a Windows or Linux environment
    • Good troubleshooting skills
    • Good understanding of the software development life cycle, including configuration management
    • Must be self-motivated and proactive to learn the software and system
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills in presenting technical briefings


    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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