• Engineering Director

    Posted Date 4 months ago(10/31/2019 12:04 PM)
    Job Location
    USA-CA-San Jose
    Required Clearance
    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 15 years of demonstrated leadership; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 13 years of demonstrated leadership.


    CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Department of Defense 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.

    Responsibilities for this Position

    General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for an Engineering Director.  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.



    • Participates in corporate development of methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for projects, programs, and people
    • Makes final decisions on administrative or operational matters and ensures operations effective achievement of objectives
    • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of the company
    • Participates in corporate development of methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for projects, programs, and people Ensures budgets and schedules meet corporate requirements
    • Responsible for hire/fire decisions
    • Erroneous decisions will have a serious impact on the overall success of functional, division, or company operations
    • Regularly interacts with executives and/or major customers
    • Interactions frequently involve special skills, such as negotiating with customers or management or attempting to influence senior level leaders regarding matters of significance to the organization
    • Directs and controls the activities of a broad functional area through several department managers within the company
    • Has overall control of planning, staffing, budgeting, managing expense priorities, and recommending and implementing changes to methods
    • Has responsibility for managing people, including training, succession planning, performance evaluations, and merit planning
    • Responsible for aligning business objectives and strategies with engineering capabilities and technologies
    • The Director of Engineering (DOE) will manage a large technical staff
    • The DOE is responsible for the successful delivery of all engineering projects
    • The DOE also serves as the division technology director
    • The DOE creates and reviews technical solutions for market opportunities and advocates technology planning and investment to develop effective competitive positions from which to effectively compete for new work
    • The DOE promotes the use of customer and company standard methodologies and processes for costing, business development, proposals and engineering development
    • The DOE also has the lead responsibility to attract and retain high quality personnel needed to maintain and grow the business
    • TS/SCI Security clearance is required
    • Leads CMMI level 3/5 processes throughout an enterprise organization
    • Oversees planning, budgeting, execution, methods and employees
    • Establishes strategic plans and objectives in coordination with others
    • Expected to make final decisions in conjunction with the Executive Team on business, operational or programmatic matters and leads effective achievement of objectives
    • Performance metrics visible at the business level
    • Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve results may jeopardize the business execution plan at the Division/Line of Business level or within an organization of a functional area


    • The candidate must have demonstrated knowledge of the marketspace
    • The DOE candidate must have both engineering and business operations experience
    • The successful candidate should have demonstrated experience managing large engineering organizations and should have experience working in a functional matrix organization
    • The DOE candidate must possess demonstrated leadership skills in multiple managerial and technical disciplines and have experience leading and executing large scale development engineering projects, product development projects and grooming customer relationships
    • The DOE should be experienced making business and technical presentations to executive levels within the company and government
    • The DOE should have demonstrated experience mapping business strategies to technology development, evaluating business case analyses and have experience managing technology development programs in support of the business
    • This experience should encompass cross-business unit and cross-company project coordination
    • Ability to travel extensively
    • Demonstrated experience leading organizational strategic training and personnel
    • Successful candidate should be experienced using data and metrics to make business decisions

    Specific Skills and Experience:

    • Ability to get program clearances
    • Technical background in RF communications including RF front end and detailed protocol processing
    • Working knowledge of SIGINT (COMINT, ELINT, FISINT) highly desired



    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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