• Advanced Navigation Systems Engineer

    Posted Date 1 month ago(8/19/2019 3:26 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 5 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.


    Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required within a reasonable period of time.  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 Advanced Navigation 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.


    Key Responsibilities
    This individual will work within a systems team performing analysis, design, implementation, and test activities as part of a navigation system prototype development effort.  Additional tasks include support of on-going Internal Research & Development (IRAD) activities in the area of inertial guidance.  These tasks are related to activities in our Advanced Guidance Lab (AGL) and include guidance concepts, technologies, Position Navigation & Timing (PNT) tools and lab infrastructure.  The selected candidate should also have good oral and written communications skills, and perform work assignments under minimal supervision, and support frequent communications within and across Integrated Product Teams. 

    Additional Responsibilities


    • Must demonstrate a scientific background, knowledge of Navigation principles, MATLAB, engineering systems and the ability to further advance GDMS technology.
    • Knowledge of GPS and testing of GPS/Inertial Navigation Systems (INS)
    • Knowledge of estimation theory, filtering, and data reduction.
    • Knowledge of alternate navigation sensors/techniques and sensor fusion in support of alternate navigation solutions
    • Candidates must demonstrate passion for innovation, a sophisticated understanding of various engineering systems and the ability to further advance General Dynamics Mission Systems technology.
    • Operations of basic laboratory environments and equipment
    • Deliver innovative, flexible, integrated solutions to meet customers changing business needs
    • Support and engage in programs, projects and practices behind the General Dynamics Mission Systems culture and strategy, and comply with all policies and procedures
    • Follow industry and department trends and developments to ensure General Dynamics Mission Systems services are consistent with, and/or superior to, industry best practices

    The preferred candidate should have some or all of the following basic qualifications: 

    • Understanding of LabVIEW
    • Experience with Simulink
    • Knowledge and understanding of electronics and electrical systems
    • Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) experience
    • Agile Method experience
    • Familiarity with:
      • Circuit design and analysis
      • Closed loop control
      • Mechanical design and drafting
      • Simulation and modelling experience
      • Cybersecurity
      • Embedded programming (C, C++, python, JavaScript) and microcontrollers

    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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