Company Description: Platforms: Smarter. At General Dynamics Mission Systems, we solve the toughest security and technology challenges facing our nation and its allies by building smarter mission-critical products and systems.We develop mission critical C4ISR solutions across the land, sea, air, space and cyber domains. As you might imagine, we can offer career paths that fit almost any area of expertise. Almost any background or interests. And almost any short- and long-term career goals. At our location in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, we develop advanced solutions to support the U.S. Navy's latest ships and combat systems.
General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce.
Learn more about the Pittsfield facility here: www.gdmissionsystems.com/PittsfieldMA.
Additional Business Name: General Dynamics Mission Systems
2020-46128 - Surface Ship Senior Systems Engineer
General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Surface Ship Senior Systems Engineer. In this role you will work as part of an integrated Team on various technical tasks and design efforts for the Littoral Combat Ship Program and Surface Ship Programs; supporting design Investigations and efforts related to the Integrated Combat Management System and its associated Weapons and Sensors. 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.
This opportunity will allow you to join the growing Surface Ship Team in Pittsfield MA. You will be working on Navy Ships including the Independence Variant of the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF), and potential new Navy Platforms. The core mission system of the Littoral Combat Ship Independence Variant is built on General Dynamics' computing infrastructure. Our computing technology controls everything from ship navigation to firing weapons, and is designed to maximize automation, enabling sailors to focus on their missions. You will be involved with the end-to-end design, production, delivery, and sustainment of the ships and work closely with the customer and sailors as the end user of the product to ensure mission alignment and product quality. Please see the link below for a video of the LCS and more information about GDMS Surface Programs.
GDMS LCS Video
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES AND TASKS:
•Participates in requirements analysis, requirements management, functional analysis, performance analysis, system design, trade studies, systems integration and test (verification).
•Performs interface definition studies of system components and products under direct supervision.
•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 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
•Identifies, analyzes and resolves system design weaknesses.
•Influences the shaping of future products by contributing to the framework (architecture) used across multiple products or systems.
•Receives instructions from immediate supervisor
•Travel may be required
•Security clearance may be required
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
•Working knowledge of the systems engineering concepts, principles, and theories.
•Working knowledge of the system engineering process.
•Good ability to grasp and apply new information quickly.
•Good ability to handle more complex assignments as experience progresses.
•Shows initiative on assignments, and professionally executes projects with little direction.
•Good awareness of business objectives.
•Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
•Builds stable working relationships internally.
•Good written and verbal communications skills.
•Good ability to clearly recognize and report information relevant to sound systems engineering design.
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 within a reasonable period of time. 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.