• D5 LE2 - Advanced System Development Engineer

    Posted Date 1 month ago(8/20/2019 1:47 PM)
    Job Location
    Required Clearance
    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 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

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for an Advanced Systems Engineer on the D5 Missile Life Extension Program (2) .  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.



    Applies Model Based Systems Engineering methods to develop critical mission requirements, system CON-OPS,  technical requirements, system architecture and subsystem design.

     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
    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
    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 external customers and associate contractors
    Occasional contact with Business Development


    Domain Knowledge of the Trident D5 Strategic Weapon System is highly preferred.

    Fully proficient use and understanding of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories
    Fully proficient knowledge of other related disciplines
    Fully proficient with requirements management & system modeling tools
    Recognizes various architectural patterns
    Fully proficient in Microsoft Office applications
    Fully proficient written and verbal communications skills
    Ability to sell concepts and ideas
    Creative thinker
    Ability to multi-task
    Fully proficient ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and effectively handle complex assignments
    Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
    Fully proficient ability in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
    Fully proficient ability to clearly report relevant to sound systems engineering design

    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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