Chief Systems Engineer - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Mission Systems (


  full-time   employee

Florham Park
New Jersey
United States

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Systems Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 10 years of relevant technical experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.
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.
Systems Engineering (data communications architectures, telecom network design, protocol analysis and selection)
Network Management of High Speed Backbone and Wide Area Networks (quality of service, fault monitoring, NMS – network management systems, EMS – element management systems)
Computer network communications, LAN/WAN, and switching and routing protocols, including TCP/IP, IEEE 802.3z
Telecommunications systems signal processing, including SONET/SDH and OTN System Architecture Design. Multiplexing of voice, video and data applications, IP routers & switches, SONET/SDH, OTN Digital Wrapper and VoIP
Transport System Design. DWDM or OAMP and familiarity with transport layer protection and recovery mechanisms such as 1+1 and 1:N optical layer protection
Development and documentation of component and subsystem requirements and the ability to lead large team development efforts
Familiar with SONET/SDH protection and recovery mechanisms (i.e. BLSR, MS-SPRING)
Familiar with UNI, NNI operational concepts
Familiar with various VOIP (e.g. Asterisk), POTS/SS7, and Data applications
Familiar with service level agreement compliance, perf monitoring metrics, & associated enforcement tools
Familiar with network security tools and protocol
Understands Ethernet/IP and BGB/RIP/OSPF routing protocols
Familiar with TMN concept, and requirements compliance.
Transport system design issues (e.g. DWDM, metro, long haul)
Familiar with OAMP of DWDM (repeaterless, metro, long haul) optical transport systems
Understands relevant system design issues (e.g. x-talk, nonlinear effects, system budgets, OSNR evolution, use of FEC, including Soft Decision FEC, SD-FEC)
Familiar with at least one commercial system equip. vendor product (e.g. Lucent, Nortel, Alcatel, Huawei, etc.)
Familiar with transport layer protection and recovery mechanisms such as 1+1 and 1:N optical layer protection
The candidate must have experience integrating large scale systems, an understanding of signaling, network protocols, communications interfaces, networking systems, optical systems, and element or Network Management Systems (NMS)
Experience in one or more of the following areas:
System architecture design
Multiplexing of voice, video, and data apps
Has provisioned, operated, or—in some fashion-- worked with some or all of the following: TDM ADM’s, MSPP’s, IP routers and switches.
Familiar with SONET/SDH, GFP, OTN, OCH at rates up to 200 Gbps, including advanced coherent optical modulation formats and protocols

Responsibilities for this Position
General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) has an immediate opening for a Chief 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.
The selected candidate will work with collaborative teams to create and manage various General Dynamics Mission Systems and client technologies. In addition to receiving a competitive salary and generous health and personal benefits, the Chief Systems Engineer will enhance their skill set among a talented and technically accomplished group of colleagues. The employee will also enjoy a flexible work environment where contributions are recognized and rewarded.
Key Responsibilities
The Chief Systems Engineer will be responsible for providing comprehensive technical leadership in the development and integration of high-performance network communications systems. This includes serving as the lead authority supporting program execution, strategy development, product development and business development.
Additionally, this employee will be expected to communicate with the government customer on a regular basis, ensuring customer satisfaction is maximized. Not only are these communications vital to the job at hand, but the candidate will be expected to support the development of future technological growth with the customer, and identify Internal Research and Development (IRaD) opportunities to better support the customer.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Major contributor to the achievement of business objectives
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Creative thinker - innovator
Ability to multi-task
Works on unusually complex problems and provides creative and innovative solutions
Frequent contact with all levels across the company
Performs or leads the development of technical strategies and teaming strategies
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