• Operation Support Senior Advanced Systems Engineer

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/26/2019 1:15 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 required within a reasonable period of time. 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 Operation Support Senior Advanced Systems Engineer.  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.




    • 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
    • Leads technical tasks for small teams or projects
    • Begins to provide engineering support to proposals
    • 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
    • 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)
    • 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 project teams across the company
    • Frequent contact with external customers and vendors
    • Occasional contact with Business Development
    • Travel may be required
    • Security clearance may be required
    • Works without appreciable direction
    • Provides resolution to a diverse range of complex problems which require the use of ingenuity and creativity
    • Keeps abreast of technology trends
    • Contributes to the achievement of business objectives
    • Contributes to the development of new theories and method




    • 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
    • Recognizes various architectural patterns and applies them appropriately
    • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
    • Strong written and verbal communications skills
    • Ability to get buy-in on concepts and ideas
    • Creative thinker
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Effective in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
    • Strong ability to clearly report information relevant to sound systems engineering design
    • Strong understanding of basic project leadership principles including SPI/CPI, Earned Value, Cost Account Management (CAM), and Statistical Process Controls

    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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