Network Design 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, or equivalent experience is required.
Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required within a reasonable time from 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 Network Engineer for the Nuclear Weapon Security Program. 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.
Working as part of the Operational Support team which resolves problems that occur at the NWS field sites.
Investigation and resolution of problem reports resulting in generation and execution of Alteration Documentation.
Contributes and/or leads investigation projects that support sustaining the fielded system
Works as individual contributor using defined resources to meet project requirements
Gathers and organizes data for review with appropriate engineer(s) in support of project
Accepts direction from superiors
Integrates well in a team environment and able to work in cross-discipline environments
Performs research and engineering functions involving the layout, building, testing, troubleshooting and repairing of devices, assemblies, subsystems, and systems for the fielded NWS systems
Prepares and coordinates the plans and schedules for Operational Support activities
Formulates and recommends corrective action measures for issues regarding the Operational System
Participates in engineering teams supporting design, materials, equipment setup and maintenance and related issues
Develops, implements, installs, tests, and/or modifies existing NWS systems at both coasts and Pittsfield labs
Supports customer meetings as required to provide status of ongoing projects, alterations and troubleshooting activities
Preferable knowledge and experience with networking concepts and practices
Learns to use professional concepts and processes
Applies company policies and procedures to resolve routine issues
Works on problems of limited scope
Follows standard practices and procedures
Builds stable working relationships internally
Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills
Solves routine problems of limited scope and complexity following established policies and procedures
Contacts are primarily with immediate supervisor and other personnel in the section or group
Grasps and applies new information quickly
Able to work in flexible, fast paced environment
Handles more complex assignments
Shows initiative on assignments, and professionally executes projects with little direction
Demonstrates initiative, applies personal talent to practical solutions
Demonstrates technical competence in the setup, monitoring and documentation of experiments and/or lab equipment

Candidates with a degree in security, networking, IT or related are preferred.
The specific technical skills that will be considered are as follows (note: candidates do not have to have all of these, but must at least have some)
Windows system administration - Server side experience including Active Directory
Virtualization knowledge with emphasis on VMware
Network engineering
Backup systems and configuration
Cyber security
Certifications are preferred, and could include A+, Network+, Security+, CCENT, CCNA, CCNP, CEH, CISSP, VCA, VCP, MCSA, etc.
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