Bachelor's degree in 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.
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.
Additionally, applicants must meet the eligibility requirements for a controlled billet in accordance with DoD Instruction 5210.42 Personnel Reliability Program (PRP).
General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for an Installation and Test 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.
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS:
May help plan task and sub tasks within a plan
Executes the test approach and documents system verification throughout the engineering development life-cycle
Assists in the generation of system test work products by applying the appropriate standards, processes, procedures and tools
Assists in the development of test and diagnostic programs, designs test fixtures and equipment, and completes specifications and procedures for new products
Assists in the development of and conducts functional, environmental, operational, and/or performance tests on hardware, software, and systems
Assists with the design, development and implementation of cost-effective methods of testing and troubleshooting of hardware, software and systems for all phases of project development
Isolates and documents issues and defects through problem reporting systems
Supports the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle
Researches and analyzes data, such as customer design proposals, specifications and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
Follows direction and is accountable for the successful completion of tasks, thereby making a significant contribution to the team
Field work is required for installation and testing activities
Reviews integrated master schedules to track timelines for execution.
Receives direction from supervisor on technical objectives of assignments
Demonstrates understanding of commitments and interdependencies
Promotes process/policy compliance
Supports continuous improvement initiatives
Frequent contact with multiple work groups
Works independently or within a team to execute duties of position
Occasional outside business contact with contract customer
Focuses on becoming a subject matter expert (SME) in a particular technical area for current and future projects
Travel may be required, usually less than 10%
Security clearance is required to conduct work on this position
Keeps abreast of technology trends
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Very solid knowledge in use and understanding of test engineering concepts, principals and theories
Takes initiative in proposing ideas, soliciting input, and optimizing solutions
Very solid awareness of business objectives and engineering's role in achieving them
Very solid ability to promote ideas that enhance productivity and efficiency
Very solid knowledge and experience with object oriented programming, system processes and scripting languages
Willingly considers new ideas and perspectives, eager to learn and grow professionally
Very solid knowledge in Microsoft Office applications
Very solid written and oral communication skills
Ability to think creatively
Good at multi-tasking
Very solid ability to communicate issues and alternatives clearly
Team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success, meeting and exceeding personal and team commitments
Willing to try and promote concepts and ideas to a diverse audience
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