• Senior Systems Engineer - Ocean Systems

    Posted Date 5 months ago(7/19/2019 3:39 PM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    Secret, obtainable within 24 months
    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. Agile experience preferred.


    Department of Defense SECRET security clearance is PREFERED 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 Systems has an immediate opening for an experienced Systems Engineer to focus on the design and development of Ocean Systems.  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.



    20+ years of experience in various engineering roles with a focus on Systems Engineering

    Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering required; Master’s degree in engineering preferred, but not required.

    Strong verbal and written communication skills

    Experience interfacing with manufacturing teams and transitioning designs to manufacturing strongly desired

    Engineering experience across various phases of programs (from concept to operations)

    Experience leading technical teams a plus

    Experience with subsea or ocean environments a plus

    Professional Engineer license, PMP certification, INCOSE certifications, etc. all a plus but not required

    Willingness to take on non-engineering tasks (e.g. control account management, etc) as needed to support the program


    Performs requirements analysis, requirements definition, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis, system design, detail trade studies, systems integration and test (verification), validation and interface definition studies of system, subsystem or system elements with minimal supervision of the lead systems engineer
    Performs technical planning, cost and risk analyses, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for subsystems and system elements
    Performs customer requirements analysis, develops system requirements and defines allocations to lower levels (subsystem, elements and components)
    Performs detailed technical analyses for a system, subsystem or system elements
    Develops and evaluates systems, networks and information systems to ensure designs meet applicable governmental security specifications
    May provide system accreditation/certification evaluation and test support to ensure all technical security features (e.g., identification, authentication, access control, labeling, and auditing) of the system are considered and function properly
    May develop system security documentation on both new and fielded information systems
    Contributes to detailed technical analyses at the system of system (SOS) level
    Synthesizes solutions to meet customer expectations and technical performance while staying within schedule and cost constraints
    Leads Modeling and Simulation activities
    Researches and analyzes data, such as vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
    Supports the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle
    Researches, designs, and develops systems, in conjunction with software and hardware product development, applying principles and techniques of systems engineering, modeling and simulation and analysis
    Provides leadership and/or direction to lower level employees
    Leads technical tasks for small teams or projects
    Begins to provide engineering support to proposals
    Participates in or leads SOW generation for subcontracts
    Exercises latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments
    Guides the successful completion of major programs and projects
    Plans and executes significant project tasks for activities described above
    Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills
    Defines processes for technical platforms, system specifications, input/output and working parameters for hardware and/or software compatibility
    Designs a complete and complex framework, system or product
    Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and may coordinate activities of other personnel (Team Lead)
    Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
    Having wide-ranging experience, uses professional concepts and company objectives to resolve complex issues in creative and effective ways
    Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses
    Frequent contact with managers within and outside of Engineering
    Frequent contact with project teams across the company
    Frequent contact with external customers and vendors
    Occasional contact with Business Development
    Travel may be required
    Security clearance may be required
    Works without appreciable direction
    Provides resolution to a diverse range of complex problems which require the use of ingenuity and creativity
    Keeps abreast of technology trends
    Contributes to the achievement of business objectives
    Contributes to the development of new theories and methods

    Very strong use and understanding of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories
    Very strong knowledge of other related disciplines
    Very strong proficiency with requirements management & system modeling tools
    Recognizes various architectural patterns and applies them appropriately
    Very strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    Very strong written and verbal communications skills
    Ability to get buy-in on concepts and ideas
    Creative thinker
    Ability to multi-task
    Effective in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
    Very strong ability to clearly report information relevant to sound systems engineering design
    Very strong understanding of basic project leadership principles including SPI/CPI, Earned Value, Cost Account Management (CAM), and Statistical Process Controls

    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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