• System Modeling Lead Engineer

    Posted Date 1 month ago(8/20/2019 1:50 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 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.


    Department of Defense SECRET security clearance is preferred 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 a System Model Development Lead.  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.


    General Dynamics Mission Systems is looking for an individual with 5 or more years of practical experience applying Model Based Systems Engineering in the development of large systems.



    The System Model Development Lead will be responsible for:


    Customization of "out of the box" modeling tool/environment  (e.g. script development) to meet the needs of the systems engineering organization

    Development and the institutionalization of Modeling standards, guidelines, and best practices to ensure consistency across the systems engineering organization.

    Model integration (e.g. System Of System model integration) strategies and infrastructure implementation

    Development and institutionalization of Model Configuration Management process and infrastructure

    Development of model component reuse libraries

    Experience using Magic Draw Modeling Tool and associated tools

    Ability to work across large engineering organization driving modeling application, standards, and consistent quality

    Ability to engage and influence modeling application, infrastructure, strategies, across a multi-contractor integrated team (Modeling applied to a System of Systems)

    Ability to develop and deliver modeling training to in-house personnel

     Leads Modeling and Simulation activities


    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
    Contributes to detailed technical analyses at the system of system (SOS) level
    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

    Guides the successful modeling activities of major programs and projects
    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
    Designs a complete and complex framework, system or product
    Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and may coordinate activities of other personnel (Team Lead)
    Frequent contact with project teams across the company
    Frequent contact with external customers and vendors

    Works without appreciable direction


    Understanding and demonstrated application of system engineering processes, methods, and life-cycles 

    Strong use and understanding of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories
    Strong knowledge of other related disciplines
    Strong proficiency with requirements management & system modeling tools
    Strong written and verbal communications skills
    Ability to get buy-in on concepts and ideas
    Creative thinker
    Ability to multi-task

    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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