Advanced Test Engineer - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Mission Systems (


  full-time   employee

United States

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.
CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS: Department of Defense Secret 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.
Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements for a controlled billet in accordance with DoD Instruction 5210.42 Nuclear Weapons Personnel Reliability Program (PRP).
Responsibilities for this Position
General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for an Advanced Test 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.
Participates in the planning of technical approaches, resources, schedule, budget and equipment required for testing and evaluating new systems, products and special devices
Executes the test approach and documents system verification throughout the engineering development lifecycle
Generate system test work products by applying the appropriate standards, processes, procedures and tools
Prepares test and diagnostic programs, designs test fixtures and equipment, and completes specifications and procedures for new products
Develops and conducts functional, environmental, operational, and/or performance tests on hardware, software, and systems
Assists with the design, development and implementation of cost-effective methods of testing and troubleshooting of hardware, software and systems for all phases of product development and manufacturing
Isolates and documents issues and defects
Supports the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle
Researches and analyzes data, such as customer design proposals, specifications and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
May provide leadership and/or direction to lower level employees
Has some latitude in technical objectives of assignments, typical works under limited direction
May lead technical tasks for small teams or projects
May be exposed to helping engineering support proposals
Involved and accountable for the successful completion of major programs and projects
Frequent contact with managers within and outside of Engineering
Some contact with project teams across the company
Some contact with external customers and vendors
Recognized internally and/or externally as a subject matter expert (SME) in a particular technical area
Travel may be required Security clearance may be required Keeps abreast of technology trends
Proficient use and understanding of test engineering concepts, principles, and theories
Contributes to the development of new theories and methods
Proficient awareness of business objective and Engineering's role in achieving them
Proficient knowledge and experience with object oriented programming, system processes and scripting languages
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
Proficient written and verbal communications skills
Ability to think creatively
Good at multi-tasking
Skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
Proficient ability to clearly report information relevant to sound test engineering
Team player who thrives in collaborative environments and revels in team success, meeting and exceeding personal and team commitments
Proficient ability to promote concepts and ideas to a diverse audience
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