• Configuration Management Specialist

    Posted Date 2 months ago(7/29/2019 1:48 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 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


    Clearance Requirements:

    Department of Defense TS/SCI security clearance with Polygraph 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

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Configuration Management Specialist.  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.



    • Lead all contractor CM activity for a major project of high importance to the enterprise
    • Advise senior level customers regarding CM strategies, tools, or processes at an enterprise level
    • Develop and implement the configuration management system which supports the program's software development life cycle (SDLC)
    • Defines and utilizes software configuration management tools to support configuration identification, control, reporting, and delivery of both internally developed and externally acquired software products
    • Performs configuration management and release engineering tasks to ensure new product operating parameters are documented, comply with standards and are logistically sustainable
    • Member of the SEIT Integrated Product Team
    • Design, develop, automate and maintain productivity tools
    • Develop the program's build, release and deployment processes plans which support the release life-cycles for different stages of the SW development activities
    • Defines and implements build requirements and procedures that are used to support software product development and use
    • Introduce new techniques and technologies for new build systems and evolve existing systems and techniques
    • Develop branching and merging strategy for the developed source code and firmware
    • Writes scripts and programs for building or installation of products
    • Compiles, assembles and packages software and firmware from source code
    • Provides program office with metric information
    • Prepares for and runs Software Change Control Board meetings and may support Systems Change Control Board meetings
    • Reviews and approves Software documentation
    • Maintains a flexible schedule to work off hours, remotely, as needed by program needs
    • Develops software configuration management standards for company wide use
    • Tracks and maintains Third Party Software (TPS) library, including license counts and usages
    • Audits TPS data against Software Bills of Material and reviews all Purchase orders and eSACs in support of usage
    • Trains software developers in the use of configuration management tools in support of company Configuration/Data Management policies and best practices
    • Works with the program office and development teams to complete analysis, evaluations and design alternatives and to implement process improvements
    • Works with project teams to determine an appropriate build schedule and then initiates the build and packaging process
    • Works with development engineers to correct build errors
    • Provides direction and may delegate work to lower level employees
    • Contributes to the completion of milestones associated with specific projects
    • Provides support in development of program plans, Configuration/Data Management Plans and proposals
    • May lead teams resolving program or company issues
    • Attends program reviews and may present material at the program reviews
    • Frequent contact with employees and managers within the department
    • Frequent contact with management outside of the department
    • Frequent customer contact

    • Advanced understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories and concepts in the field
    • Solid knowledge of other related disciplines
    • Excellent time management skills
    • Advanced proficiency in the use of all MS Office Suite applications
    • Highly proficient in Software Configuration Management Applications
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
    • Excellent attention to detail
    • Excellent multi-tasking skills
    • Able to exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action
    • Security clearance may be required
    • Normally receives little instruction on day-to-day work
    • Independently determines and develops approach to solutions
    • Provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems
    • Failure to achieve results or erroneous decisions or recommendations may cause delays in program schedules
    • Grasps and applies new information quickly; handles more complex assignments
    • Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction

    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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