General Dynamics Mission Systems (https://gdmissionsystems.com/careers/)
Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.
Department of Defense TS/SCI with Polygraph 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 a Hardware Architect - HPC. 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 Hardware Architect - HPC will participate with others in an architecture planning team. As a member of the architecture planning team, the hardware architect will be responsible and accountable for the following:
Requirements to architecture planning and execution of commercial, custom commercial, and SPD systems. Architecture and application synergies. Reuse and upgrade opportunities.
HPC-facing network structure, technology, features, and performance.
Specification of interconnected fabric topology, technology, features, and performance.
Specification of storage hierarchy, capacity, technology, and performance.
Specification of memory hierarchy, capacity, technology, and performance.
Specification of CPU instruction set, concurrency, features, performance.
Power/energy planning and optimization.
Fault tolerance and fault recovery approaches.
Manufacturability, reliability, availability, serviceability.
Lifecycle cost analysis.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities::
Very strong use and understanding of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories
Very strong knowledge of other related disciplines
Very strong proficiency with requirements management & system modeling tools
Recognizes various architectural patterns and applies them appropriately
Very strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
Very strong written and verbal communications skills
Ability to get buy-in on concepts and ideas
Ability to multi-task
Effective in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
Very strong ability to clearly report information relevant to sound systems engineering design
Very strong understanding of basic project leadership principles including SPI/CPI, Earned Value, Cost Account Management (CAM), and Statistical Process Controls
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