Surface Ship Navigation Systems Engineer - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Mission Systems (


  full-time   employee

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 2 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree. Agile experience preferred.
Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required at time of hire or processing to begin immediately upon acceptance. 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 Surface Ship Navigation 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.
Participates in requirements analysis, requirements definition, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis, system design, trade studies, systems integration and test (verification), validation and interface definition studies of system elements direct supervision
Researches and analyzes data, such as vendor products, COTS components, GFE/CFE/BFE, 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
Develops and evaluates systems, networks and information systems to ensure designs meet applicable governmental specifications
Plans sub 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
Developing professional expertise, applies company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues.
Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action
Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses
Receives instructions from immediate supervisor
Contact with multiple work groups
Works under general supervision
Contact with Deputy Program Managers Engineering (DPME) and other professionals within the Engineering department
Contact outside Engineering or with external customers
Travel may be required (Approximately 20%)
Security clearance required
Provides resolution to problems of moderate scope
Keeps abreast of technology trend

Familiarity with technical standards
Very solid knowledge of systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories
Very solid awareness of business objective and Engineering role in achieving
Very solid knowledge of requirements management and system modeling tools
Ability to grasp and apply new information quickly and able to handle more complex assignments
Shows initiative on assignments, exercises independent judgment and professionally executes projects with little direction
Very solid proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
Very solid written and verbal communications skills
Creative thinker
Ability to multi-task
Builds productive internal/external working relationships.
Very solid skills in communicating issues, impacts, and corrective actions
Ability to clearly recognize and report relevant to sound systems engineering design

Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems Engineering, or a related technical field.
5+ years of experience in a related engineering field is preferred.
Prior Department of Defense experience
Prior surface ship experience
Experience with Navigation Systems
Experience with Inertial Navigation, Gyrocompasses, GPS, Echo sounders, etc.
Experience with Certification Requirements (NAVCERT, ECDIS)
Experience with Internal and External Change Processes
Experience with Cable Block Diagrams, Wire Connection Lists, and other Drawing Types
Experience with Requirements Development and Management
Experience with Problem Report tracking
Experience with IBM Rational tools such as DOORS and Change
Very strong technical writing skills
Very strong presentation skills
Very strong problem solving skills
Very strong testing and troubleshooting skills
High level familiarity with software development lifecycle and experience interfacing with software developers
High level familiarity with other shipboard systems such as Seaframe Control, Aviation, Infrastructure, 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