• Advanced Quality Engineer

    Posted Date 6 months ago(9/4/2019 8:21 AM)
    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 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.


    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 an Advanced Quality Engineer to be embedded with our Engineering Center of Excellence in Bloomington, MN.  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.



    • Plans, implements, and maintains quality assurance methods used to develop and verify that products meet customer requirements
    • Provides technical review of project plans, specifications, designs, drawings, schematics and test procedures
    • Performs audits, assigns corrective action, and verifies implementation
    • Participates in project reviews and meetings including technical design reviews, technical peer reviews, change control boards, and failure review boards
    • Participates in continuous improvement and problem solving activities within the project
    • May provide leadership and/or direction to lower level employees
    • Witnesses and/or monitors test activities
    • Works under limited direction 
    • Interfaces effectively with project leaders and other professionals within Engineering, Manufacturing and Quality departments, and with project teams across the company
    • May have direct contact with external customers
    • Provides resolution to a diverse range of complex problems
    • Works as an individual technical contributor on one or more projects
    • Recognized as an authority in at least one specific engineering discipline (e.g. systems, hardware and/or software engineering)
    • Participates as an active member of the project team
    • Travel may be required


    • QA involvement in the areas of Hardware requirements analysis, design and implementation
    • Software QA or software development experience in requirements analysis, design and implementation and test
    • System-level requirements analysis, and test
    • Experience authoring and/or peer reviewing:  Software Development Plans, Hardware Development Plans, Quality Plans, Test Plans and procedures, Requirement Specifications, Design Specifications, and Test Procedures
    • Auditor of hardware and/or software development processes
    • Experience in defense industry (Commercial Aviation, Space, or medical)
    • CMMI Level 3-5 experience
    • AS9100 experience
    • Excellent interpersonal skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
    • Ability to think creatively
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Contributes to the achievement of business objectives
    • Excellent skill in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
    • Excellent skill in reviewing technical documentation for conformance to requirements  

    The selected candidate for this position will work collaboratively with the Engineering team to support the product development cycle for a wide range of products used on such platforms as Weapons and Ordnance Stores Management and Deployment Systems, Fighter/Attack Aircraft Avionics, Space exploration and Missile Guidance and Launch Control systems. The prime responsibility will be to assure that planning, design, build, and test of deliverables are in compliance with the company's internal procedures and are in conformance customer requirements. 

    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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