Senior Optics Engineer - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Mission Systems (


  full-time   employee

Florham Park
New Jersey
United States

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Electrical 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.
Candidates must be able to obtain a TS/SCI with Polygraph security clearance. Department of Defense Top Secret security clearance with a Polygraph is preferred 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 Optics 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.
Responsible and accountable for the electrical technical planning, scheduling, cost analysis, risk analysis and successful execution of small to medium programs or major electrical subsystems of a larger program containing substantial electrical content
Substantial contribution to electrical requirements analysis, requirements definition, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis (e.g. timing, power, etc.), interface analysis and definition for the design, integration and verification of electrical components, equipment and systems for major programs and projects containing substantial, complex electrical content
Leads the requirements and functional allocation to electrical units, modules and components
Plans and leads electrical engineering root cause analysis for complex electrical issues, conducts experimental tests, evaluates results to formulate and implement solutions to issues
Substantial contribution to the generation and maintenance of electrical work products (i.e. plans, specifications, design documentation, etc.) used for internal consumption and/or deliverable to external customers
Develops and presents electrical requirements, concepts, designs, decisions and results to internal management, other organizations, team mates and external customers
Provides substantial contributions to technical subcontract management that may include SOW development, proposal evaluation, source selection, technical oversight, and subcontractor work product evaluation and acceptance
Leads electrical reviews of electrical components, equipment and systems
Evaluates vendor capability to support product development
Applies a strong understanding of the organizationally defined electrical processes throughout the lifecycle of the program or project
Participation in the improvement of the electrical organizational processes
Supports the generation of technical engineering products by using the appropriate standards, processes, procedures, and tools throughout the electrical development life cycle
Leads the research and analysis of data, such as customer design proposal, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application
Selects components and equipment based on analysis of specifications and reliability
Leads small technical proposals and contributes to proposals
May serve as a proposal cost or technical volume manager
May supervise lower level employees
Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives of assignments
Guides the successful completion of programs and projects
Generally works with multiple work groups, including with senior levels of l work groups
Generally works on diverse range of complex problems requiring ingenuity and creativity without appreciable direction
Generally has regular contact with project leaders and Program Managers and Senior Managers including external customers
Erroneous decisions or recommendations may result in failure to achieve organization objectives
Strong use and understanding of electrical engineering concepts, principles, and theories
Frequently contributes to the development of new theories and methods
Strong understanding of electrical engineering processes
Aware of business objective and Engineering role in achieving
Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Ability to think creatively
Ability to multi-task
Highly skilled in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
Ability to recognize and clearly report information relevant to sound electrical engineering design
Understands and applies basic project leadership principles including SPI/CPI, Earned Value, Cost Account Management (CAM), and Statistical Process Controls
Demonstrated ability to track scope growth
Travel may be required
Security clearance may be required
Grasps and applies new information quickly
Strong ability to handle more complex problems
Shows initiative on assignments, exercises strong independent judgment
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