Communications Systems Analyst - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Information Technology (


  full-time   employee

Vandenberg Afb
United States

A Communications Systems Analyst is responsible for ensuring viability of ground communications systems supporting customer space launch operations at Vandenberg AFB, CA.


Person will work on a small team in a fast-moving, high-pressure environment, and must be self-directed and able to meet frequently changing customer needs.  Must be able to dynamically flex time to meet variable mission requirements, which on occasion includes nights, weekends, and holidays.  Travel is infrequent.


Individual will interface closely with communications users and providers from numerous organizations, at locations nation-wide.  Responsibilities include collecting, validating and documenting extremely large sets of intricate, user voice communications requirements, followed by planning and conducting multi-system communications verifications, trouble identification, documentation and resolution.  Includes administrative and staff work involving development and presentation of briefings, writing information and position papers.


Individual must have general knowledge of space launch booster and space vehicle operations and processes leading up to launch.  Individual should also have specific functional knowledge of voice communications transport and end systems, to include T-1 trunking, voice networking, voice direct lines, Compunetix, DICES, and Orion end-equipment.  Knowledge should include audio and visual communications signaling conventions and symmetry, voice communications anomaly characterization and isolation, and general processes for trouble resolution.


GDIT duties may also include:

Develops computer systems specifications that address business requirements and that fit with company/customer system architecture standards.

  1. Analyzes and evaluates existing or proposed systems and designs complex computer systems to process data.
  2. Analyzes systems and procedures to refine their formulation and converts them to programmable formats.
  3. Defines systems objectives and prepares system design specifications to meet requirements.
  4. Writes or updates software specifications.
  5. Creates logical data models based on functional requirements.
  6. Performs quality assurance review of specifications for internal and external delivery.
  7. Analyzes detail systems factors, including input and output requirements, information flow, hardware and software requirements, and reliability characteristics.
  8. Develops analytical tools for use in the design and redesign of systems.
  9. Coordinates with client to define problem, determine data availability, report requirements, and resolve system design problems.
  10. Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced analysts, and may have supervisory responsibilities.
  11. May serve as a technical team or task leader.
  12. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.
  13. Participates in special projects as required.



8-10 years of directly related computer systems analysis and/or programming experience.


   -  Active, or ability to qualify for a TS/SCI clearance with Poly (mandatory)

   -  Associate's degree in IT-related field (technical preferred), or equivalent experience

   -  Minimum of 5-years communications operations and/or maintenance experience

   -  Voice communications operations and trouble-shooting experience

   -  Basic understanding of video and telemetry transmission systems functionality and topology

   -  Minimum of 5-years of space launch experience

   -  Understanding of Vandenberg AFB Launch Flow Processes

   -  Well developed written, verbal, and communications

   -  Skilled in use of Microsoft Office, with special emphasis on Microsoft Excel

   -  Familiarity with Microsoft Visio

   -  Skill and temperament for repetition in documenting and verifying exacting requirements


Benefits of this Position:

  • Opportunity for Fast Growth within the program
  • Onsite Gym – get your workout in before work, during your lunch break, or at the end of the day
  • Professional Development Assistance –  Covering the Cost of Obtaining Professional & Technical Certifications (depending on program)
  • Educational Reimbursement –  toward degree programs and individual coursework
  • 401K Match – with 100% vesting on day one
  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage to keep you healthy, starting your first day
  • We know work-life balance is important, GDIT offers Paid Time Off, Plus 10 Paid Holidays
  • Parking and transit commuter benefits


Why Work at General Dynamics IT?

  • Work with top talent and some of the brightest minds in your field 
  • Support missions that make a difference to our Nation
  • Become part of an organization that that is committed to the highest ethical standards in all that we do 
  • Thrive in the stability of a large organization, with the ability to move onto new opportunities, supporting different missions, building your career within GDIT
  • Want to move, or find a job close to home? We have positions in several locations in the United States and the world
  • Enjoy a culture that supports work-life balance


General Dynamics is a Fortune Blue Ribbon Company and Clearance Jobs Top 10 Government Contractor.



As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors. With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.






Bachelors Degree in a Computer Science or related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.