Sonar Technician – Submarine (STS) Subject Matter Expert (SME) - Military veterans preferred

General Dynamics Information Technology (



REQ#: 2019-65460

Job Description

Sailor 2025 is a program focused on three core pillars – Personnel System Modernization; Ready, Relevant Learning (RRL); and Career Readiness. The second pillar, Ready, Relevant Learning (RRL) deals primarily with doing away with the old way of brick and mortar schoolhouses, or industrial age training, and replacing the curriculum with career-long learning continuums where training is delivered by modern methods to enable faster learning, better knowledge retention, and delivery at the right time and in the right way for our Sailors. This job opportunity’s objective is the creation and delivery of products in support of the Sailor 2025 (S2025) Ready Relevant Learning (RRL) Content Conversion Wave 1 effort.

The Subject Matter Expert (SME) will play a critical role in this effort. The duties will include:

  1. Provides analytical and technical support to projects involving training, tactical/operational documentation, military systems design or other efforts requiring military operations expertise.
  2. Researches, identifies, and makes recommendations about resources required for task execution and completion.
  3. Gathers, processes, and analyzes operational and training data.
  4. Assists with the testing and development of new curriculum or updates to existing curriculum to meet client needs.
  5. Identifies and recommends emergent relevant technologies that may result in improvements to current processes.
  6. Writes and updates project documentation including system procedures, presentations, and training materials.
  7. May provide guidance and work leadership to less-experienced staff.
  8. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies and subject areas.
  9. Participates in special projects as required.

The Subject Matter Expert (SME) will be responsible for developing technically accurate training materials and ensuring the technical accuracy of materials developed by other team members. The SME will work as part of a team to perform all assigned tasks, using subject matter expertise to identify and communicate interrelationships of content and training courses; make recommendations to enhance the curriculum; point out elements in the content that may be overly difficult, overly-simplified, or confusing to the intended audience; determine length of time needed to teach content; identify valid references; interpret technical references for other developers; and develop test items and practical activities that accurately assess student performance. The SME may also be tasked with leading a project team in developing training materials, interfacing with customers, managing the project team, developing a work breakdown schedule and ensuring that all deadlines are met; scheduling and facilitating meetings, and writing and submitting meeting minutes and other project documentation.


Requires BS/BA degree or equivalent work experience.

  • Requires 10 years minimum general experience as a Sonar Technician – Submarine (STS).
  • Recommend experience as a Navy instructor and/or curriculum developer.
  • Excellent written communication skills are a requirement of employment.
  • Must have an active Secret Clearance.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.

For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.