Senior Systems Engineer - Integrated Product Team Lead - Military veterans preferred

2018-12-02
General Dynamics Mission Systems (https://gdmissionsystems.com/careers/)
Other

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  full-time   employee


Pittsfield
Massachusetts
United States

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience. Agile experience preferred.
CLEARANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Department of Defense Secret security clearance is reqiored 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 Senior System Engineer to lead an Integrated Product Team on the SSGN fire control 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.
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS:
Performs requirements analysis, requirements definition, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis, system design, detail trade studies, systems integration and test (verification), validation and interface definition studies of system, subsystem or system elements with minimal supervision of the lead systems engineer
Performs technical planning, cost and risk analyses, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for subsystems and system elements
Determines methods and procedures on new assignments and coordinates activities of other personnel (Team Lead)
Performs customer requirements analysis, develops system requirements and defines allocations to lower levels (subsystem, elements and components)
Performs detailed technical analyses for a system, subsystem or system elements
Develops and evaluates systems, networks and information systems to ensure designs meet applicable governmental security specifications
May provide system accreditation/certification evaluation and test support to ensure all technical security features (e.g., identification, authentication, access control, labeling, and auditing) of the system are considered and function properly
May develop system security documentation on both new and fielded information systems
Synthesizes solutions to meet customer expectations and technical performance while staying within schedule and cost constraints
Researches and analyzes data, such as vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
Supports the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the system development life cycle
Provides leadership and/or direction to lower level employees
Provides engineering support to proposals
Plans and executes significant project tasks for activities described above
Creative, innovative responsibilities requiring advanced decision-making skills
Defines processes for technical platforms, system specifications, input/output and working parameters for hardware and/or software compatibility
Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses
Frequent contact with managers within and outside of Engineering
Frequent contact with external customers and vendors
Occasional contact with Business Development
Travel may be required
Security clearance is required
Works without appreciable direction
Provides resolution to a diverse range of complex problems which require the use of ingenuity and creativity
Keeps abreast of technology trends


KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Strong use and understanding of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories
Strong knowledge of other related disciplines such as software and electrical engineering
Experience with system requirements analysis and DOORS
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications as well as Microsoft Project
Systems design and testing experience
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Ability to get buy-in on concepts and ideas
Innovative and creative thinker
Ability to multi-task
Team leadership skills including: schedule development and management, analyzing team skills and needs, effective in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
Strong understanding of basic project leadership principles including SPI/CPI, Earned Value, Cost Account Management (CAM), and Statistical Process Controls
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