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.
Candidates should have the following:
Department of Defense Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) 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.
General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has an immediate opening for a Satellite Systems Engineer – Technical Lead focusing on system of systems interoperability, mission CONOPS development, and analysis and planning. This individual must have strong understanding of spacecraft design and orbital mechanics, as they will assist the customer during technical system reviews. This leadership position is not daily operations as partner organizations complete the actual day-to-day operations. 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.
The Satellite System Engineer – Technical Lead will be part of a small team that supports a larger program. This small team through a keen understanding of mission purpose and system capability monitors, analyzes, and alters various overhead sensing platforms as well as associated ground systems and networks. The engineer will analyze system data for anomalous behavior and work to correct such behaviors as well as troubleshoot connectivity issues to maintain data flow. As system capabilities are added or enhanced, the engineer will assist the team to understand if these enhancements continue to support mission requirements. The engineer will also provide feedback on how best to take advantage of these additional features by performing trade studies and relevant statistical analysis. The ability to plan and execute enterprise level testing may be required. The engineer will also provide technical leadership and assist in the development of next generation programs by creating day-in-the-life simulations and contributing to overall mission CONOPs. The engineer will work directly with the customer on a daily basis and identify new technical tasks that the GDMS team will support. This position is within the customer work environment and requires excellent attention to detail and the ability to act with technical precision and speed.
DEGREE TYPES AND EXPERIENCE:
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!
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