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 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree. Agile experience preferred
Responsibilities for this Position
General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a C2BMC I&T Event Mission 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.
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS:
Selectee will become an Event Mission Director (EMD) within the multi-contractor Integration and Test (I&T) Functional Area of the Missile Defense National Team (MDNT) on the Command and Control, Battle Management, and Communications (C2BMC) program.
The EMD will lead I&T efforts, and work with other organizations, to characterize C2BMC performance in multi-system BMD System (BMDS) tests; external organizations with which the EMD generally interacts include:
other MDNT FAs; MDNT government customer (MDA personnel, Event Mission Managers, Test Campaign Managers, and support staff); the MDA Test Community (including the MDA Test Organization (MDA/DT) and the test arms of other BMDS elements);
the Operational Test Agency teams working on BMDS. The EMD will use System Engineering processes to lead teams of MDNT technical test staff and Operations & Sustainment (O&S) personnel and is responsible for the following: test event planning and test plan documentation; coordination of test team support and deployment;
oversight of test resource integration; test execution; near-real-time analysis of observed performance, including anomaly resolution and troubleshooting;
oversight of in-depth analysis of test results; and reporting of test execution results orally and in writing to a variety of audiences.
Responsibilities as part of interacting with non-I&T organizations include, but are not limited to, the following for each event:
working with other MDNT FAs to ensure testability of C2BMC test objectives and the C2BMC components of test architectures;
working with the Event Mission Manager to represent C2BMC in MDA/DT event planning and test execution;
ensuring proper C2BMC participation in Joint Analysis Teams' analysis efforts; contributing to MDA/DT reporting of BMDS test results.
The EMD contributes to long-range test campaign planning as required
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Development of plans to test software-intensive system in various multi-system venues (ground tests; flight tests; wargames and exercises);
plans must include/address test methodology, detailed test procedures, identification and integration of test resources, data collection, trans/post-test analysis of results. Test execution in accordance with test plans in a variety of venues.
Near-real-time quantitative/qualitative analysis of test results during and immediately after test execution. Interpretation of test results and communication of resulting information to test community and senior program leadership.
Documentation of test, to include architecture, problems/lessons learned, results versus objectives.
Knowledge of one or more of the following C2BMC functions a plus:
engagement coordination/battle management;
PREFERRED DEGREE TYPES AND EXPERIENCE:
Technical Bachelor's Degree (Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, or Computer Science); Master's Degree within these areas desirable.
Candidate must have familiarity with DoD System Engineering processes as they apply to system testing, to include software test methodologies and terminology along with associated test tools; familiarity with testing of Missile Defense Agency elements/component is highly desirable.
Candidate must have: developed software/hardware system test plans alone and/or as part of a small team, using overall and event-specific program objectives, functional/performance requirements, and planned technical capabilities
led/overseen the integration of a system under test and associated resources into a variety of test environments;
executed planned test procedures, using GUIs and Unix/Windows commands;
evaluated/analyzed test results in order to characterize system performance; presented test results orally and/or in written format.
Candidate must have: professional demeanor in fast-paced and demanding environments;
excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to work effectively and cooperatively with people within and external to the program;
proficiency in Microsoft Office applications;
ability to execute commands and write test execution/analysis scripts in Unix and other languages.
Experience with any of the following is a plus:
operational ballistic missile defense (BMD) architecture and systems (e.g., Aegis, Patriot; GMD, THAAD, AN/TPY-2, SBIRS);
operational message formats (e.g., VMF, XML, TADIL-J) and associated log files.
Security+ certification is required.
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.
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!
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