Senior Systems Engineer

Posted Date 10 months ago(8/18/2019 10:16 PM)
Job Location
USA-CA-San Jose
Required Clearance
Top Secret
Employment Type
Full Time
Hiring Company
General Dynamics Mission Systems

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, systems engineering or 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 clearance is required at time of hire.  The selected candidate must be able to obtain a TS/SCI clearance with Polygraph within a reasonable amount of time from date 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. 


Successful completion of a background check and drug screen is required.

Responsibilities for this Position

Imagine being part of the team that develops the technologies, products and services that help keep our nation safe. The work is important. The technical solutions are challenging. The personal satisfaction is immense. The people you work with are of the highest caliber. This opportunity is waiting for you at GDMS in our San Jose, CA location.


The Senior Systems Engineer is the essential link between our Customers and engineering teams to define concept of operations, architectures, and requirements for our ground-based systems. He or she then applies the system engineering process to design, integrate, test and deliver the system.


What you’ll experience:

  • Technologies that are top-notch, and often top-secret
  • A team of bold thinkers committed to exploring the art of the possible
  • Frequent opportunities to gain new knowledge and be a part of its discovery



What you bring to the table:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree and a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience
  • Demonstrated successes in applying the system engineering process for product specification, design, development, integration, test and delivery
  • Proven results in presenting technical briefings and writing white papers
  • An affinity to learning and being able to quickly apply new knowledge for the benefit of our systems
  • The ability to apply RF principles towards the development of complex systems


What distinguishes you from others:

  • Proficiency / experience working with SATCOM signal processing systems, to include these efforts: communication signal processing, hardware and software trade studies, and technical evaluation of subcontractors
  • Working knowledge of the architectures and designs of SATCOM ground systems
  • Familiarity with DSP design or software signal processing
  • Experience leading teams
  • Familiarization with SAFe agile or any agile processes
  • Strong desire to provide technical support towards new business acquisition
  • Commitment to growing your professional 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!


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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