• Expeditionary Fast Transport Systems Engineer

    Posted Date 2 months ago(7/31/2019 12:36 PM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    Secret, obtainable within reasonable time based on requirements
    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.


    Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required at time of hire or processing to begin upon acceptance. 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 an Expeditionary Fast Transport 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.



    • Perform documentation and engineering drawing updates

    • Troubleshoot emergent production issues remotely and in shipyard environment as required

    • Contribute to the development and update of program-specific plans and processes

    • Participate in Change Control Board (CCB) meetings

    • Maintain schedule tracking of activities on assigned program

    • Generate and provide updates to various internal and external status reports

    • Generate and support engineering peer reviews

    • Support deliveries and milestones in support of program schedules

    • Periodically provide on-site technical support during integration/test and shipboard warranty availability

    • Participates 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
    • Researches and analyzes data, such as vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE/BFE, 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
    • Develops and evaluates systems, networks and information systems to ensure designs meet applicable governmental security specifications
    • Plans sub 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
    • Developing 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
    • Provides resolution to problems of moderate scope
    • Keeps abreast of technology trends
    • Contact with Deputy Program Managers Engineering (DPME) and other professionals within the Engineering department
    • May have some contact outside Engineering or with external customers
    • Travel may be required approximately 25%



    • Familiarity with technical standards
    • Considerable knowledge of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories
    • Proficient in AutoCAD
    • Proficient understanding of Microsoft Windows Desktop (Windows 7, 10) and Server (2008, 2016) technologies
    • Self-starter with the ability to execute tasking with minimum supervision
    • Considerable awareness of business objective and Engineering role in achieving
    • Exercises creative thinking and ideation to advance business performance

    • Delivers innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet customers changing business needs

    • Considerable 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
    • Considerable proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
    • Creative and resourceful approach to problem solving

    • Ability to multi-task
    • The ability to work well in a team environment including forming strong working relationships with program leadership

    • Experienced in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
    • The ability to identify and resolve needs proactively
    • Desire to learn and improve current/future technology and processes
    • Familiarity with Agile processes and tools


    • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Systems Engineering, or a related field.
    • Experience with Stage Test development and updates
    • Experience with Cable Block Diagrams, Wire Connection Lists, and other Drawing Types
    • Experience with Requirements Development and Management
    • Experience with Problem Report tracking
    • Experience with IBM Rational tools such as DOORS and Change
    • Strong technical writing skills
    • Strong presentation skills
    • Strong problem solving skills
    • Strong testing and troubleshooting skills



    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!


    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!



    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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